Smith Statement Opposing the Farm Bill

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement today in opposition to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, known as the Farm Bill.    “This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, known as the Farm Bill.  This Farm Bill is a missed opportunity … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Trump Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran: “This decision will make us less safe by allowing Iran to quickly acquire a nuclear weapon, separating us from our allies, and fueling instability … READ MORE

ICYMI: Smith Statement on Transgender Military Service

Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about President Trump’s policy on transgender military service: “President Trump’s decision to ban transgender military service is vicious, inhumane, and utterly wrong. There are scores of transgender men and women serving in the military right now, under a policy that had already … READ MORE

Smith Statement Opposing Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement today in response to his vote to oppose the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus spending package: “Today the House of Representatives passed an omnibus spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September. This bill will give more certainty to our federal agencies, but unfortunately … READ MORE

Representatives Adam Smith, Chris Smith and Senators Blunt, Hirono Introduce Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018

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

Reps. Smith, Yoho Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Foreign Assistance and Development

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance, and fellow Co-Chair Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) have introduced H.R. 5105 – the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) have introduced companion legislation in the … READ MORE

Smith Statement on FY 2019 Budget Request

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about the President’s FY 2019 budget request: “It is essential that we provide the Department of Defense with stable, coherent budgets that enable our military to defend the United States and our allies in a complex threat environment. I … READ MORE

Smith Statement in Opposition to Budget Bill

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement after voting in opposition to the government funding bill. “I could have supported most, if not all, of the funding in this bill but for the fact that just two months ago, we cut taxes by $2 trillion dollars. This legislation is like quitting your job and … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Trump Request for Military Parade

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about President Trump’s reported request that the Department of Defense organize him a massive military parade: “I am greatly concerned by the reports that President Trump is requesting the Defense Department put together a self-aggrandizing military parade. That would … READ MORE

Smith Statement on the Nuclear Posture Review

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the release of the Nuclear Posture Review: “The release of this Nuclear Posture Review takes the United States in a dangerous direction that will undermine our defense posture, and further aggravate our national security budgeting difficulties. “The U.S. … READ MORE