Smith Statement on Unaccompanied Minors

July 18.2014

Congressman Smith released the following statement regarding unaccompanied minors and the humanitarian crisis at the border: "In 2008, with bipartisan support, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed a bill to protect minors who arrived in our country after fleeing human trafficking or... read more

Smith Remarks on Conflict in Israel, Calls for Hamas to Accept Cease-Fire

July 17.2014

We must do whatever we can to achieve a cease fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas led government in Gaza. Hamas must reconsider and accept the cease fire offered by Egypt which Israel agreed to accept. Suffering on both sides has been horrific and we desperately need a solution...... read more

Smith Reaction to Senate Blocking Legislation to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

July 16.2014

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after the Senate Republicans blocked the Protect Women From Corporate Interference Act: “I am disappointed that Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the Protect Women From Corporate Interference Act today, which would reverse the Supreme...... read more

Smith Statement on Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

July 14.2014

There is a common misperception that the arrival of unaccompanied minors from Central America to the United States is an immigration problem and a failure of enforcement at our borders. It is not. It is a humanitarian crisis. Our government has the responsibility to reflect our country’s values by t...... read more

Smith Calls for Better Voting Rights Protections on One Year Anniversary of SCOTUS Decision

June 25.2014

Congressman Smith released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court of the United States striking down parts of the Voting Rights Act: “A year ago today, the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act that protected voting rights in nine states that ...... read more

Smith Urges DHS to Review Immigration Detainer Practices

June 24.2014

Today, Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), and 43 House Democrats sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to review their detainer practices and to halt the use of immigration detainers in their current form. “Through the [Se...... read more

Ranking Member Smith Statement on Iraq

June 19.2014

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith made the following statement in response to the President’s action in Iraq: “The rapidly evolving situation in Iraq is deeply troubling. The current situation is a product of President al-Maliki’s failure to create an inclusive government and ...... read more New Dems Caucus Flood Preparation