Ranking Member Adam Smith Encourages Support for Syria Resolution

September 16.2014

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith made the following statement as the House begins debate on an amendment to provide the President with the authority to train and equip moderate elements of Syrian opposition forces: “If left unchecked, ISIL could become a direct threat to the ...... read more

Ranking Member Smith’s Statement on Presidents Speech on ISIS

September 11.2014

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith made the following statement in response to the President’s speech on ISIL: “ISIL poses an existential threat to our allies in the region and, if left unchecked, it will become a direct threat to the United States. These cowards have already k...... read more

Smith Statement on Anniversary of 9/11

September 11.2014

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement in remembrance of the anniversary of September 11th: “Today marks 13 years since the tragic day that we lost 2,977 Americans to brutal and horrific terrorist attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. I know that for myself and for...... read more

Smith Disappointed By Delay of Executive Action on Immigration

September 08.2014

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after President Obama delayed executive action on immigration: “I am disappointed by the lack of action on immigration reform. First and foremost, it is way past time for the Republican majority to allow a vote on comprehensive immigrati...... read more

Smith Sends Letter to Secretary Kerry Urging Efforts to Secure Release of Nestora Salgado

September 02.2014

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) sent a letter, cosigned by Democratic Members of the Washington State delegation, urging Secretary Kerry to take action in Nestora Salgado’s case: "Today, Congressman Adam Smith sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to continue efforts to release... read more

Smith Recognizes Labor Day

September 01.2014

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) today issued the following statement in recognition of Labor Day: "On Labor Day, we remember and recognize the struggle undergone by American workers for fair compensation and to secure the right to organize and negotiate collectively. As the son of a ramp serviceman... read more

Smith Statement on Call with U.S. Ambassador Regarding Nestora Salgado Case

August 05.2014

Today, Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) spoke with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Earl Anthony Wayne, about Nestora Salgado’s case. Ms. Salgado is a resident of Renton, WA who was arrested for her leadership in a community police group in her home of Olinalá in the state of Guerrero, which has a long tradi...... read more

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