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

Smith Statement Opposing Republican Appropriation Bill for Border Situation

August 01.2014

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in opposition to the House Republican supplemental appropriation to address the humanitarian crisis at the border: “Other than showing their absolute inability to lead the House of Representatives, Republicans also made clear that they have one...... read more

Smith Statement on Republican Appropriation Bill for Unaccompanied Minors

July 30.2014

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after House Republicans released their Supplemental Appropriations bill for unaccompanied minors: “The House Republican’s proposed response to the humanitarian situation is an unacceptable path forward. Their legislation prohibits unacco...... read more

Smith Statement on House Republican Plan to Address Humanitarian Situation at the Border

July 24.2014

Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled their framework for addressing the humanitarian situation at the border: “The House Republican’s plan to address this humanitarian situation shows a misunderstanding of the circumstances, and fails to tac...... read more

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

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