Congressman Smith Opposes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Smith released the following statement in opposition to H.R.38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act:   “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is a dangerous bill that would supersede concealed carry laws in states across the country. In a stark departure from current reciprocity standards, this legislation will force states with strict concealed carry … READ MORE

Smith Opposes Republican Tax Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement on the tax plan marked-up by the House Ways and Means Committee this week:   “Our country’s federal government is already massively in debt and cannot sustain the tax cut President Trump and the Republicans are proposing. It is both bad economic and fiscal policy … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Republican Tax Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the tax bill released by House Republicans:  “The Republican tax plan released today is disastrous for American workers and middle class families. Instead of having an honest discussion about our federal budget, House Republicans are attempting to force a partisan bill that … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Statement on Budget Vote

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement after voting against the budget passed by the House of Representatives today: “Today’s budget vote is the height of irresponsibility. The resolution passed today is not a legitimate budget. It is the vehicle for reckless tax cuts that will drive up the deficit and overwhelmingly benefit … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Introduces Legislation to Protect Airport Communities from Ultrafine Particles

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Smith introduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act. Recent studies have indicated that ultrafine particles (UFPs) from a variety of sources could have detrimental impacts on human health. In recognition that communities located near airports could be more likely to be exposed to aviation-related particle pollution, Congressman Smith introduced … READ MORE

Smith Statement on BRAC Report Showing That DOD Still Has Significant Excess Infrastructure Capacity

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the release of the Defense Department (DOD)’s new report on its excess infrastructure capacity. This month, the Department of Defense submitted the infrastructure capacity report required by the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The report (attached, with a … READ MORE

Representatives Smith and Jayapal Call for Reforms to Deeply Flawed Immigration Detention System

SEATTLE – Today, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) convened local stakeholders in support of the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act to dramatically reform the injustices in our current immigration detention system. At present, the detention system is driven by private, for-profit corporations that benefit from increased detention efforts, like The GEO Group which … READ MORE

U.S. Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Transgender Servicemembers

Washington, DC — Today, Representatives Adam Smith (WA-09), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Susan Davis (CA-53), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) announced the introduction of H.R. 4041, a bipartisan bill to protect transgender members of the U.S. military by preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing currently serving members of the Armed Forces … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Statement on Rollback of the Clean Power Plan

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency decision to gut the Clean Power Plan: “Dismantling the Clean Power Plan is a direct attack on the health of Americans and the future of our climate. As the very real impacts of climate change continue to devastate … READ MORE