U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District of Arizona
Chairman, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
“Future Prospects for U.S. Trade with Latin America”
Join the Kennedy Center to explore the future of trade with Latin America, featuring Congressman Matt Salmon. Salmon was elected to the U.S. Congress for the second time on 6 November 2012 to represent the people of Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. He was appointed by his peers to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Salmon also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Salmon had first been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, where he served three terms. As the only Member of Congress fluent in Mandarin, along with his position on the International Relations Committee, he led multiple U.S. delegations to China, one of which secured the release of political prisoner Song Yongyi. During his service, Salmon was named a “Watchdog of the Treasury” for six consecutive years and earned the “Taxpayer Hero” award from Citizens Against Government Waste. In 2000, he fulfilled a self-imposed term-limit pledge and retired his seat. In 1990, Salmon was elected to the Arizona State Senate, where he served from 1991 until 1995. During this time, he served as assistant majority leader and chairman of the Rules Committee. Previously, he worked thirteen years in the telecommunications industry in Arizona. Salmon attended public school in Mesa, Arizona, and received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Arizona State University and an MPA from Brigham Young University.
This event will be off-the-record. Mixer/appetizers served at 5:30 p.m. with remarks at 6:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 26 May at 5:00 p.m.
Space is limited.