WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced the Empowering Individuals to Succeed Through Education and Workforce Training Act. This legislation would establish a new competitive grant program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), dedicated exclusively to providing support services for individuals receiving workforce training and education. Barriers to receiving an education or obtaining the … READ MORE
Welcome to my campaign website. As a lifelong resident of the 9th Congressional District, it remains my greatest honor to represent the area in which I grew up and where Sara and I continue to live and raise our family.
As a State Senator, Prosecutor, Congressman, member of our community, parent, and husband, I have tried to follow the values my parents taught me – integrity, hard work, responsibility and service. Every day, I am grateful for the opportunity to work on behalf of you and your families, and I am thankful for your support.
Some of my top priorities in Congress include creating jobs and an inclusive economy, instituting Medicare for All, and protecting social programs like Social Security and Medicare.
Creating jobs and growing our economy is one of my top priorities for our 9th District. We must insist on creating broad-based economic opportunity for every American and create a society where every individual is able to succeed. I have and will continue to support initiatives and policies that level the playing field, strengthen our economy, and prepare us to meet the challenges of the future. During my lifetime living in and representing the communities of the 9th District, I have learned the importance of diversity and witnessed how equal opportunity and access to quality education provide an essential foundation for a strong middle class. That’s why I continue to be committed to fighting for worker retraining and apprenticeship programs, a stronger minimum wage, and workforce development programs.
Ensuring that all Americans have affordable and accessible healthcare is another one of my top priorities. I am a founding member of the Medicare for All caucus in the House and a co-sponsor of H.R. 676, Medicare for All, because I believe that it is not acceptable that many Americans do not have access to affordable healthcare. This legislation would ensure that all Americans have healthcare coverage – no matter what.
Another of my top priorities is ensuring that programs like Social Security and Medicare are protected for our seniors and other beneficiaries. Americans spend their entire working lives supporting these programs and deserve to retire with dignity. I’m fighting for legislation that would protect and expand Social Security and Medicare.
Again, thank you for visiting my website. Please take a moment to look at my Issues pages to learn more about my work in Congress.
It has been a privilege to receive such strong support in the past and I hope that you will join our campaign again!