Matt Salmon’s solid performance record is one of the reasons Gilbert Watch supports him to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional District in the United States Congress. Past performance is an excellent indicator of future performance.
Matt Salmon’s Record in Congress from 1994 – 2000.
- He honored his term limit pledge and left office after 6 years. He was pressured to continue but Matt Salmon responded, ”No way. If politicians want to be taken seriously again, they have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. I made a commitment to stay just three terms, and I plan to keep it.” And he did.
- During his 6 years in Congress he was rated every year in the TOP 5 among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizens Against Government Waste! He was also rated a “Watchdog of the Treasury” each of his 6 years, and earned the “Taxpayer Hero Award” for his proven voting record of reducing government spending.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Matt Salmon the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for his record of supporting pro-business policies.
- When Matt Salmon left Congress, we had a balanced budget and robust economic growth. Today, we have a $1.6 TRILLION budget deficit, TRILLIONS in debt, and an unemployment rate over 9%. (It’s much higher, but if you’re not a “statistic,” you don’t exist. The “official” unemployment numbers don’t include those who have given up and fallen off the unemployment rolls. Nor does it include self-employed who have gone out of business.)
- During his tenure in Congress, he led several U.S. Congressional delegations to China. He was the only member of the U.S. Congress in America’s history to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese and was instrumental in obtaining the release of U.S. based academic researcher Song Yongyi who was being held in China on spying charges.
- He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating for his strong support of the 2nd Amendment.
- He earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life.
The Most Critical Issues Facing America
Matt Salmon will fight to restore and protect the following American conservative Republican ideals:
We face a tidal wave of debt that has eroded economic confidence and hindered opportunities for prosperity for our next generation.
Growth & Prosperity.
Washington politicians have stymied economic growth with policies that have increased taxes and regulations on job creators.
Securing our Borders.
Not only has our federal government refused to secure our borders, it has also blocked efforts by states like Arizona to prevent illegal immigration and apprehend those who break our immigration laws.
Health Care Reform.
The Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress have passed legislation that has increased deficits, raised taxes, and increased healthcare costs, creating another level of government bureaucracy between doctors and patients, and that will force Americans to buy a product they do not want.
Educating our Future.
Despite spending more money on education than any other nation in the world, America’s public school system does not perform at the top of global education rankings.
Protecting Life and Liberty.
The presence of the ideals of life, liberty, and justice in our Constitution and our culture is less evident than ever before, with efforts by politicians and interest groups to diminish the sanctity of life and prohibit the constitutional right to bear arms.
Matt Salmon has demonstrated the strength, leadership, and fortitude that we desperately need in Congress. Considering his record and his kept promises, can we expect anything less from Congressman Salmon in the future?
Endorsements from Conservative Heavyweights
Matt Salmon is well known among other conservative leaders, not only for his record of performance, but also his commitment to hard work and passion for America.
In alphabetical order:
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Arizona State Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs
U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (Oklahoma)
Arizona Representative Jeff Dial
Arizona Representative Eddie Farnsworth
Former U.S. Congressman Trent Franks (Arizona)
Former Arizona Senator Chuck Gray
U.S. Senator Darryl Issa. (California)
Arizona Senator John McComish
Former Arizona Senator Russell Pearce
Arizona Representative Bob Robson
Former U.S. Senator John Shadegg (Arizona)
U.S. Senator John Thune (Oklahoma)