Rep. Smith Secures Over $8 Million For Community Projects in the 9th District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) announced the successful inclusion of $8,148,000 million in the FY 2022 House appropriations bills for ten community projects in the 9th District. “I am thrilled the House appropriations bills includes funding for the ten projects I submitted that will help address growing inequities and underinvestment in our communities,” said Rep. Adam … READ MORE

Rep. Smith Secures $20 Million For Transportation Projects in the 9th District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) announced the successful inclusion of $20 million in funding for eleven transportation-related projects in the Ninth District as part of the INVEST in America Act that passed the House today. “I am proud to have secured funding for eleven transportation projects in the Ninth District in the INVEST in America Act,” said … READ MORE

Rep. Smith Submits Community Project Funding Requests for 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) submitted Community Project Funding requests to the House Committee on Appropriations for consideration in the FY 2022 appropriations bill. Each Representative may request funding for up to ten projects in their community for fiscal year 2022. “I am proud to submit requests for these ten critical projects in Washington’s … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Introduces Bill to Empower Individuals Through Education and Workforce Training

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

Smith Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Sessions

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions actively undermined voting rights and civil rights. Sessions has a horrific record when it comes to protecting the individual rights of American citizens, and I expressed my serious concerns with him at … READ MORE

Smith Leads House Democrats in Demanding Answers on Trump Border Deployment

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), and 104 other House Democrats sent a letter calling on Secretary Mattis … READ MORE

Statement on Trump Plan to Send Additional Troops to the Border

Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about President Trump’s announcement that he plans to send 800 additional U.S. troops to the border: “The President’s announcement that he will send more troops to the border is fundamentally wrong and a political act at a time when leadership is … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

“After 17 days, the Saudis have finally come forward admitting Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed. Their claim that ‘quarrels and an altercation’ resulted in his death is a pitiful cover up. If this was just a fist fight gone wrong, why did the Saudis say the next day that Khashoggi had left the consulate? … READ MORE

Smith Introduces Bill to Support Individuals Receiving Education and Workforce Training

Washington, D.C. – On October 5,2018, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the Empowering Individuals to Succeed Through Education and Workforce Training Act. This legislation would establish a new grant program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), dedicated exclusively to providing support services for individuals receiving workforce training and education. For too many individuals, the barriers … READ MORE

Smith Blasts Trump Administration Proposal to Export Coal and Gas from West Coast Military Bases

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration is considering using West Coast military installations and federal properties to export coal and natural gas: “I am extremely concerned with reports that the Trump administration may be considering the use of military bases to ship coal and gas. … READ MORE