WASHINGTON – Representatives Adam Smith (Wash.) and Chris Smith (N.J.), , along with U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii), today introduced the bipartisan Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018. The legislation would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), which has prevented internationally-adopted children, who are now adults, from receiving … READ MORE
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, personal responsibility and independence. Every day, I am grateful for the opportunity to work on behalf of you and your families, and I am thankful for your support.
Creating jobs and growing our economy is my top priority for Washington’s 9th District. We must create broad-based economic opportunity for every American and strive for a society where everyone has a chance 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.
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