Smith Statement on Defense Budget Request

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the President’s defense budget request: “President Trump has not done his duty to the public in assembling this defense budget request. “Even though his request would violate the Budget Control Act, the President has presented no plan … READ MORE

Smith Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018: “Instead of proposing a budget that makes available the tools Americans and this country need to succeed, the Trump Administration has proposed a disastrous and ideologically-driven budget that demonstrates this President’s complete lack of … READ MORE

Ranking Member Smith Statement on Tunnel Collapse at Hanford

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the tunnel collapse at the Hanford Nuclear Site managed by the Department of Energy in Richland, Washington: “This month’s tunnel breach at the Hanford Nuclear Site underscores the importance of policies that prioritize worker health and safety. While the complete collapse of … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Trump Release of Classified Information

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump giving highly classified information to the Russians: “We need to be clear about the gravity of what President Trump has done here. It is an extremely serious deed to hand sensitive information from our allies … READ MORE

Smith Statement on President’s Misguided Tax Proposal

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement regarding the President’s proposed tax plan:  “Our current tax code is overly-complex; there is no question it needs reexamination and overhaul. The tax proposal released today by President Trump would be disastrous.  Its almost singular focus on cutting taxes for wealthy people and companies will … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Army Secretary Nominee

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about nominee for Secretary of the Army Mark Green: “I am deeply offended by the discriminatory comments that Mark Green, the nominee for Secretary of the Army, has expressed and I condemn them. They are not acceptable positions … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Republican Vote to Limit Health Coverage

Washington D.C. – Congressman Smith released the following statement in response to the Republican health care bill passed by the House today: “House Republicans voted today to eliminate essential health benefits and protections for Americans.  No one—especially not those Republicans who voted to pass it—bothered to consider the costs or the actual impacts of the … READ MORE

Smith Statement Condemning Executive Order Expanding Religious Liberty

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order greatly expanding religious organization’s freedom in political speech:   “The executive order President Trump signed today allows for discrimination under the guise of religious freedom. I respect the fundamental right of free exercise of religion, but not at … READ MORE