Smith Expresses Concern Over Boy Scouts’ Decision to Revoke Charter
Seattle, WA - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) revoked the charter of Rainier Beach United Methodist Church (hosts of Troop 98) after they refused to dismiss openly gay scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath. This comes three weeks after the BSA ordered Mr. McGrath to be dismissed as scoutmaster because of his......
Smith Statements on House Budget Votes
Congressman Smith released the following statement on the budget votes in the House today: “Since the economic recession, many hardworking Americans have been pushed out of the economy because they can’t find a job or have one that doesn’t pay enough to make ends meet. Only a small percentage of Ame......
Smith Statement on Equal Pay Day
Congressman Smith released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day: “Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder of the discrimination that women face in the workplace. Over 50 years ago the Equal Pay Act became law, but women in the United States still face a significant pay gap. Women make ......
Smith Statement on Paul Ryan Budget
Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement after Representative Paul Ryan released his budget proposal for FY2015: “As we continue to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we need a budget that expands economic opportunity. This requires a focus on increased......
Congressman Smith Statement on SCOTUS Decision in McCutcheon Case
Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) decision in McCutcheon v. FEC case: “I am disappointed by the SCOTUS decision today that struck down limits in the federal law that restricted how much individuals could donate to campaigns......
Strengthening Social Security
Social Security is a critical program that provides important support for millions of seniors. This week, I agreed to cosponsor the Strengthening Social Security Act, H.R. 3118, which would increase benefits for Social Security beneficiaries while also further strengthening the financial standing of......
Smith Expresses Concerns about Hunger Strike, Deportation Policy to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson
Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement after speaking with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson about the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) and deportation policy: “I had a productive conversation with the DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. I spoke with him about my r......