Op-Ed: The Vital Role of Foreign Assistance
Congressman Smith and Congressman Crenshaw are the co-chairs of the Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance. They wrote the following Op-Ed on the importance of foreign assistance that was published in Politico. The vital role of foreign assistance By REP. ANDER CRENSHAW and REP. ADAM SMITH | 6/10/1......
Reps. Smith, Gibson, Udall Lead Bipartisan Effort Against Indefinite Detention
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith, Republican Congressman Chris Gibson, and Senator Mark Udall, who serves on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation to ensure that any individual detained on U.S.......
Congressman Smith Statement on 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act
Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), made the following statement to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act: “With women making up a growing share of the workforce and contributing to their family’s income at nearly the same level as men, pay inequality is unfair and hurts families and our......
Congressman Smith Statement on Amendment Targeting DREAMers in Homeland Appropriations Bill
Today, Congressman Smith voted against the Homeland Security Appropriations bill, which included an amendment offered by Steve King (R-IA) that would prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) funds from going to the continued implementation of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for C......
The Cost of Detention at Guantanamo Bay
The Cost of Detention at Guantanamo Bay Today, the House Armed Services Committee will debate the merits of continuing to operate an expensive and unnecessary detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). Recently, Ranking Member Adam Smith authored an oped, “An Exit Strategy from Detention at......
Ranking Member Smith’s Statement on Appointment of Susan Rice
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith, made the following statement in response to Ambassador Rice’s appointment as National Security Adviser: “Susan Rice has the right combination of strategic vision and credentials to serve as a National Security Adviser. She is the......
Congressman Smith’s Rural Economic Vitalization Act Gaining Support
Just days after Congressman Adam Smith reintroduced the Rural Economic Vitalization Act (REVA), the legislation has received broad support from several organizations and has been cosponsored by 8 members of Congress. Below are statements of support for REVA. Mike Hudak, Leader, Sierra Club Grazing T......