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Matt Salmon

Dad, It Could Have Been Me

Matt R. Salmon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt R. Salmon

Even to this day, when I am with a man that I am dating and I want to hold his hand or kiss him, I often refrain; if I decide to give him a peck on the cheek or squeeze his hand I am never without the fear that someone might bring harm to us. That is, unless I am in a gay establishment.

Congressman’s Retirement Illustrates Challenge Of Maintaining Work-Life Balance In Politics

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

It was supposed to be different the second time. Rep. Matt Salmon -- a conservative Arizona Republican who served three terms in the 1990s, quit Congr...

220 Sexual Assault Victims' Groups Warn Against Safe Campus Act

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

A coalition of 220 organizations working with sexual assault victims sent a letter Monday to all members of the House of Representatives in opposition...

Key Group Declines To Support Controversial Campus Rape Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.15.2015 | College

The VTV Family Outreach Foundation, a nonprofit created by the families of victims who died in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, will not support the S...

Activists, College Officials Protest Controversial Campus Rape Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2015 | College

Student activists and rape survivor advocacy organizations sided with higher education officials on Thursday to oppose a bill that would prohibit coll...

Congressman Decides To Teach Little Kids About Suicide Bombers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

It started as an innocent civics lesson, but it ended with Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) chipping away at the innocence of youth. Second- and third-grade...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Forget The Senate: Obama's Real Problem On Trade Is In The House | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The focus of attention over the course of the trade debate has been the increasingly caustic battle between Democrats in the Senate and ...

Sam Stein

House GOP Votes Down NIH Funding Measure One Day After Members Praised NIH Funding | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after conservative Republicans thrilled an audience of science research advocates by pledging their support for more federal inv...

Sam Stein

The Incredible Moment When Tea Party Republicans Stunned A Room Full Of Scientific Research Activists | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two minutes into a speech Tuesday morning, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) turned to the subject of his hair. He had shaved his head recently...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Require Photo ID For Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even though the previous Congress spent two years fighting over comprehensive food stamp legislation, some Republicans in the current Co...

Lessons Learned From Marine Reservist Sgt. Tahmooressi's Incarceration in Mexico

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Would everyday Americans who make the same mistake be helped by our government? We need to be assured by their word and deed.

Matt Salmon Wins Arizona Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) defeated Democrat James Woods in Arizona's 5th District Tuesday. Salmon was elected to Congress in 2012, though he also...

Blind Arizona Candidate Launches Campaign To Become First Open Atheist Elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

In a long-shot bid to unseat incumbent Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), openly atheist and blind candidate James Woods (D) launched his official campaign w...

USCIS Works to Improve the EB-5 Visa Program. Will Congress Follow Suit?

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

During a time when Washington, D.C., is almost completely overcome by gridlock and when comprehensive immigration reform inches from debate to debate with an indefinite timeline, EB-5 is the outlier, garnishing the endangered species known as bipartisan support.

Eugene Mulero

Tea Party Congressman Says He's Unsure Boehner Will Run For Speaker Again | Eugene Mulero | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner is unlikely to run for House speaker again next Congress, Rep. Matt Salmon, a tea party Republican from Arizona, suggested ...

Michael McAuliff

McConnell Conspicuously Absent From Budget Deal Bandwagon | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One member of Republican congressional leadership is conspicuously absent from those who are praising the new budget agreement crafted b...

Congressmen Say They're Getting Hundreds Of Calls, Emails From People Opposed To Syria Intervention

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Several GOP congressmen are saying constituents opposed to an intervention in Syria are calling and emailing their offices by the hundreds. Reps. J...

House Lawmakers Introduce Term-Limits Bill

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) is the latest federal legislator to propose a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on federal lawmakers. ...

GOP Congressman's Gay Son On Father's Anti-Marriage Equality Stance, Reparative Therapy

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The openly gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) spoke at length about his father's controversial opposition of same-sex marriage as well as his perso...

Accept And Tolerate My Gay Kid? That's Not Good Enough

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With politicians there is a lot talk of "acceptance" and "tolerance" when it comes to homosexuality. I accept the fact that I have to pay taxes. I tolerate the fact that I have to go to the dentist. Why should either of those words apply to how a parent feels about their child?

The Real Face Of The Gay Marriage Opposition Is Actually Pretty Nice

Troy Campbell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Troy Campbell

For many liberals who believe in gay marriage, it seems obvious that any good person would support gay marriage. As a result, they may automatically think that anyone who disagrees must be a monster. However, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) shatters this image.

Gay Son Of Anti-Marriage Equality Congressman Defends Father

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

The gay son of an Arizona congressman who opposes marriage equality defended his father's position in an interview with the Washington Blade Tuesday. ...

Chelsea Kiene

Fewer Lawmakers Sleep In Their Offices In New Congress | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2010, sleeping in congressional offices was all the rage among the Tea Party members who were swept into Congress to cut spending and...

GOP Rep: 'It's About Time' We Have Another Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

As Congress readies for another debt ceiling debate, one Republican is convinced that a government shutdown is the solution. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ar...