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

Smith Statement Condemning President Trump’s Executive Action to Block Refugees and Suspend Visas

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s irresponsible executive order regarding refugees and visas: “President Trump’s reckless executive order on refugees and visa restrictions is contrary to America’s founding principles and threatens our nation’s security. The President has chosen to act in direct contrast to our nation’s proud history of … READ MORE

Smith Statement on President Trump’s Misguided Immigration Executive Order

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of immigration focused executive actions today:  “The immigration system in the United States is broken and needs to be reformed. Building unnecessary walls, attacking local law enforcement by threatening grant funding, demanding costly mass deportation, and damaging relationships … READ MORE

Smith Statement on President Trump’s Reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to reinstate the Global Gag Rule. Also known as the Mexico City Policy, this rule was first introduced in 1984 at the U.N. International Conference on Population held in Mexico City, and is a global barrier to comprehensive women’s health care. “In … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Excess Nuclear Weapons Designation

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the administration’s declaration of 500 additional nuclear weapons as excess to our defense needs: “I am pleased that there is consensus from the administration and military commanders to declare 500 nuclear weapons as excess, reducing the number … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Report Confirming Russian Plot to Intervene in the U.S. Election

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the intelligence community’s declassified report confirming a Russian plot to intervene in the 2016 election: “This intelligence report lays out carefully, in stark detail, how President Putin directed his military intelligence, hackers, and propagandists to intervene in … READ MORE

Congressman Smith Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Continued Alarming Conflicts of Interest

Prior to the election of Donald Trump, Presidents have historically removed themselves from business dealings to avoid even the appearance of conflicts of interest. President-elect Trump’s lack of concern for real or perceived conflicts of interest through the business he inherited is unprecedented and deeply troubling.  Following his election, Donald Trump said he would separate … READ MORE

Smith, Cummings, Conyers, Engel, Hoyer, Schiff, Thompson Joint Statement Calling for a Comprehensive Investigation of Russian Interference in the 2016 Election

Washington, DC – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), and House Homeland … READ MORE