Smith Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

“President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is a disastrous move that undermines the most significant global climate change agreement to date. Either the President does not understand or simply does not care about the devastating impact global climate change will bring about. “As the world’s second-largest polluter, emitting fifteen percent of global emissions, but … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Nuclear Weapons Spending in Trump Budget

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’s budget fails to provide us with a realistic plan for modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal. Instead, he would continue to pour taxpayer dollars into an unnecessary and impractical $1.2 … READ MORE

Smith Statement on President Trump’s Revised Executive Order Restricting Refugees and Visas

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s revised executive order released Monday:  “President Trump’s latest executive order on refugees and visa restrictions is reckless and runs contrary to America’s founding principles. The President’s second attempt at a travel ban —after his previous order was found to be unconstitutional … READ MORE

Washington Members Call for Information from Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation on Disturbing Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), joined by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Dave Reichert (WA-08), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Denny Heck (WA-10), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), released the following statement in response to Monday evening’s bomb threat that lead to … READ MORE

TRUMP ORDER TAKING CHILD CARE AWAY FROM MILITARY SERVICEMEMBERS

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), made the following statement about the impact President Trump’s hiring freeze is having on child care services for U.S. military servicemembers worldwide: “President Trump should be embarrassed about the way his actions are impacting our men and women in uniform. The same … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Flynn Resignation

Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: “Two months ago, I stated that Lieutenant General Flynn’s judgment was abysmal and he should not be entrusted with policy decisions that affect the safety of the American people. The recent revelations about … READ MORE

Bipartisan House Members Introduce Russia Sanctions Review Act

Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of Representatives introduced H.R. 1059, the Russia Sanctions Review Act. This legislation would require Congressional approval of any sanctions relief provided to Russia. Sponsored by Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Trump Administration’s Disturbingly Vague Regulatory Executive Order

“President Trump continues to sign vague and ill-conceived executive orders that have clearly not been properly considered in a rush to fulfill campaign promises. The executive order related to regulation signed this week is just another gimmick under the guise of reducing regulations. It arbitrarily requires that for every regulation passed, two have to be … READ MORE