Congressman Adam Smith

Representing the 9th District of Washington
  • Veterans History Project

    Our veterans have served this nation bravely and heroically. We owe these men and women an enormous debt of gratitude and respect. To honor our veteran's service, my office has partnered with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and will be continually recording oral histories from veterans in our community through the year in my Renton, District Office.
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    Over the last few years, and especially in the past several months, I have seen an extraordinary level of engagement from the American people. In fact, in all my years as a legislator, I have never seen this level of involvement from constituents. This is a promising sign for the vitality of our civic culture and I hope I continue to see this level of participation as we move forward.

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Congressman Smith Opposes the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Dec 16, 2017

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is a dangerous bill that would supersede concealed carry laws in states across the country. In a stark departure from current reciprocity standards, this legislation will force states with strict concealed carry laws to recognize the lowest common denominator. As written, this bill would allow citizens from some states to carry firearms nearly unrestricted in any state in the country, while only requiring a driver’s license. With gun violence on the rise in America, the act of Congress injecting more firearms into public spaces, while weakening both state and federal statutes, is irresponsible. Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to include language in this bill that makes marginal improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). While changes to NICS reporting standards are needed, these benefits do not outweigh the danger posed by the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. We need to be working together to enact sensible firearm safety reforms, including universal background checks on all purchases as well as bolstering our mental health care across the country. This is a step in the wrong direction.

Rep. Adam Smith joins C-SPAN's Newsmakers on November 30, 2017

Dec 5, 2017

Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about the prospect of the Trump administration replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Other topics included North Korea’s latest missile test, and the potential effects of congressional Republicans' tax reform proposal on the military.

Veterans History Project 2017

Nov 9, 2017

Our veterans have served this country bravely and courageously. Many veterans choose to live in the Puget Sound region after their service, and it is my honor to represent them in Congress. It is important that we remember the courage and commitment of the heroic men and women who protected us and fought to ensure our freedom. In coordination with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, my office hosted our Second Annual Veterans History Project (VHP) at Seattle University in August 2017. The goal of the VHP is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of veterans who choose to share their life’s journey from civilian, to service member, to veteran.

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