Congressman Smith and Acting Under Secretary Szubin Discuss the Importance of Remittances

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith joined Acting Under Secretary Szubin of the Treasury Department in Seattle today for a conversation with local stakeholders, community leaders, organizations, and money transfer operators to discuss the important role that remittances play for Somalia and the Philippines and efforts to facilitate remittances through legitimate and transparent channels.  In … READ MORE

Smith Urges Strong Funding to Somalia to Promote Sustainable Government Institutions

  Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement in support of President Obama’s request for Economic Support Funds to Somalia:  Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Adam Smith wrote the House Appropriations Committee a letter expressing strong support for the President’s request of  $87.7 million in Economic Support Funds to promote stability and economic … READ MORE

Rep. Adam Smith Urges Solution on Remittance to Somalia

  Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement on remittances to Somalia: “It’s now been over a month since Merchants Bank closed their accounts with Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) leaving Somali Americans in the 9th District and across the country without any avenues to send money to their families back home. This is an … READ MORE