Armed Services Ranking Member Smith Statement on Trump Transgender Ban

Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump’s order on transgender military service: “This Presidential order is a cravenly opportunistic act of discrimination against men and women who volunteer to defend the United States. “President Trump has no credible information suggesting that transgender service undermines military … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Trump’s Lack of a Plan for Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about President Trump’s announcement on the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan: “This is not a plan. The President has announced that he is committing to an open-ended war effort in Afghanistan without clearly explaining to the American people or the service … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Disavows President Trump’s Racist Statements

Congressman Smith Disavows President Trump’s Racist Statements “This week, the President has doubled down on his divisive and bigoted language. The renewed prejudice on display during his deranged press conference is further proof that Trump is morally unqualified for any elected leadership position, much less the position of President. “There is no debate, white supremacy … READ MORE

Smith Statement in Support of Bipartisan Sanctions Legislation

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement following his vote in support of H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act: “Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States were flagrant and unacceptable. Their meddling has not been confined simply to our borders –  as they carried out aggressive … READ MORE

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

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