SMITH TO UNVEIL BILL TO BOOST ALLIED UNITY AND DETERRENCE AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) will host a press conference unveiling the Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017. The press conference will occur at 10:45am ET in room 2118 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Ranking Member Smith released the following embargoed statement on the … 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 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

Ranking Member Smith Statement on Passage of the FY 2017 NDAA

Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement on passage of the FY 2017 NDAA conference report:  “This bill makes a valuable contribution to our country’s national security. While it does not contain everything we could have hoped for, the bill includes a number of positive improvements … READ MORE

Smith Statement Condemning NRA Propaganda Video

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement today in response to the National Rifle Association’s release of a misguided video: “The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) latest video shows how out of touch it is with finding common sense solutions to the issues of the day. In 2013, the year in which the … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act

Washington D.C. (Link) – Congressman Adam Smith made the following statement regarding his opposition to the Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act: Terrorism is about spreading fear. As we combat violent extremism and the spread of dangerous propaganda, we must recognize that hateful ideology originates both overseas and at home. Since the 9/11 attacks, domestic terrorists have … READ MORE