Congressman Smith Statement on Announcement of Fairchild AFB as Reasonable Alternative Base
The Air Force is expected to announce later today that Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB) in Washington State was not selected as the preferred site for the first Main Operating Base for the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (WA-09) released the fol......
Rep. Adam Smith Op-Ed on Closing Guantanamo in the Huffington Post
Congressman Adam Smith submitted an Op-Ed the the Huffington Post about closing the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Below is the text of the Op-Ed. An Exit Strategy From Detention at Guantanamo It is time to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). Until it is closed, it wi......
Ranking Member Adam Smith’s Statement on Fort Hood Allegations
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), made the following statement regarding allegations against a service member who was as a sexual assault prevention and response coordinator at Fort Hood: “If true, the latest sexual assault allegation released by the Army......
Congressman Smith Statement on Fairchild Airmen Killed in Crash in Kyrgyzstan
Congressman Smith released the following statement after the airmen of the U.S. Air Force KC-135 that crashed in Kyrgyzstan were identified as being from Fairchild Air Force Base: "My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the Airmen who died in this tragic accident in Kyrgyzs......
Congressman Smith Statement on Cinco De Mayo
Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) made the following statement in recognition of Cinco de Mayo: "Today, families across our country celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a day when a Mexican militia defeated a larger French military at the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo remains an inspirational part of history...
Congressman Smith Statement on Boeing Providing Pension Survivor Benefits for Same-Sex Partners
Today, Boeing announced that they will be extending their Pension Value Plan and BSS Retirement Plan to same-sex spouses and domestic partners as beneficiaries for pension survivor benefits. The expansion of pension beneficiaries are a continuation of Boeing’s long history of leadership in respectin......
Ranking Member Adam Smith’s Statement on Situation in Syria
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement today in response to reports that the Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria: “Based on the intelligence that we have, it appears that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against the Syr......