Adam Smith Leads Letter Calling on Republicans to Conduct Oversight of Trump Plan to House Migrants on Military Bases

Washington, D.C. – This week, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Smith (D-WA) led all 27 of his Committee Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee urging the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee to conduct oversight of President Trump’s plans to house migrants on military bases. “I am deeply … 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

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

Smith Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Impose Russia Sanctions

Washington, DC – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump’s refusal to impose statutorily mandated sanctions on Russia by the required deadline: “Last summer, Congress passed forceful legislation with a veto-proof majority requiring the imposition of certain sanctions in response to the Russian government’s actions to … READ MORE

Statement from Congressman Smith on passage of H.R. 1

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith’s statement on the House passage of H.R. 1. “The Republicans’ final tax bill affirmed my opposition to this dangerous proposal. Today’s vote increased the deficit by a staggering $1.5 trillion, which overwhelmingly benefits the rich and corporations at a time when we are running historic deficits and wealth is concentrated at … READ MORE

Smith Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “Since its formation in 1948, the nation of Israel has been under near constant threat. I strongly support Israel, and have advocated for robust U.S. engagement to help ensure their security. It is … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Limit Affordable Contraception

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back access to birth control:   “Today, in an abhorrent attack on women’s rights the Trump Administration ended the federal requirement for employers to cover birth control. This dangerous decision turns back the clock by enabling employers to … READ MORE

Smith Statement on President Trump’s Inadequate Disaster Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: “The Trump administration’s response to the destruction in Puerto Rico has been wholly inadequate. A territory of 3.5 million American citizens is almost completely without power, water, food, and telephone … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Trump Expansion of Program Giving Surplus Military Equipment to Law Enforcement Agencies

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump’s announced expansion of surplus military equipment transfers to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies under the 1033 program: “This is a dangerous decision. After a careful interagency review, the Obama administration halted the provision of surplus armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade … READ MORE