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

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 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 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

Smith Statement on Donald Trump’s Disastrous Foreign Policy Statements

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s recent comments regarding foreign policy: “Trump flies by the seat of his pants and nowhere is it more clear how dangerous that trait is than his flirtation with disastrous foreign policy ideas. “His invitation to Russia to engage in cybercrime against a presidential … READ MORE