Congressman Adam Smith

Representing the 9th District of Washington

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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.

Get Civic

Oct 9, 2017

Civic engagement matters. I recently met with The Institute for Community Leadership in Kent, to hear about their work to empower our young people to #GetCivic. I’m sharing my call to action today: civic action is enormously important to building a better community and better country for all of us.

Congressman Adam Smith Town Hall in Bellevue - September 24th

Sep 26, 2017

Congressman Adam Smith held a town hall in Bellevue at Newport High School to hear from 9th District constituents about the issues important to them.

Congressman Smith Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Sep 15, 2017

I am proud to represent the Ninth District of Washington, one of the most diverse districts in America, where the immense contributions of immigrants from around the world is seen every day. It is with pride that I join millions of others during Hispanic Heritage Month in celebrating the accomplishments of our Latino communities around the country. This year, I especially want to focus on the importance of protecting DREAMers.

Congressman Adam Smith Town Hall at Foster High School in Tukwila - August 12, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended my August 12th town hall in Tukwila. I appreciated the opportunity to share some of my recent work in Washington, D.C. and in the 9th District. Hearing your questions and concerns helps me better represent you.

HASC NDAA 2018 Domestic Priorities

Aug 4, 2017

To simply gut the non-defense discretionary budget in order to plus-up defense spending, does not make our country safer. Funding for domestic priories, like the groundbreaking research being conducted by Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center in Seattle, has an incredible impact on the lives of Americans. Because Congress is not making necessary budget choices, critical priorities like curing cancer are being pushed aside. Check out my remarks from July 14, 2017 on the House Floor during consideration of the FY18NDAA.

Rep Smith Opposes Amendment Barring Transgender Health Care

Aug 4, 2017

Transgender service has no effect on readiness. The amendment offered today barring transgender health care is a social agenda that has no business being in the defense bill. On July 13, 2017, I spoke on the House Floor in opposition to this prejudicial anti-transgender amendment.

Rep Adam Smith on MSNBC - June 24, 2017

Jun 26, 2017

Rep Adam Smith joined MSNBC to discuss the Senate Republican's healthcare repeal bill and Rep Smith's recently introduced Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017

Rep Smith in The Situation Room April 27th Segment 2

May 2, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined CNN on April 27th to discuss North Korea and additional news of the day.

Rep Smith in The Situation Room 4.27.17 Segment 1

May 2, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined CNN on April 27th to discuss the investigation into Mike Flynn and the national security news of the day.

Ranking Member Smith on CNN's Situation Room April 12, 2017 Segment 2

Apr 12, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined CNN on April 12th to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria and the national security news of the day.

Ranking Member Smith on CNN's Situation Room April 12, 2017 Segment 1

Apr 12, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined CNN on April 12th to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria and the national security news of the day.

Ranking Member Smith on Hardball April 10, 2017

Apr 11, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined MSNBC on April 10th to discuss the recent U.S. strikes against the Syrian government

Ranking Member Smith Joins CNN Situation Room February 22, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined CNN on February 22nd to discuss the national security news of the day.

Ranking Member Smith Joins CNN Situation Room January 29, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined CNN on January 29th to discuss President Trump’s Executive Action to Block Refugees and Suspend Visas.

Ranking Member Smith on CNN January 8, 2017

Jan 9, 2017

Ranking Member Adam Smith joined CNN on January 8 to discuss the recently released U.S. Intelligence report on Russian hacking.

MSNBC Interview, January 3, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Congressman Adam Smith joined MSNBC to discuss the new House Rules for the 115th Congress, including an attempt to circumvent the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.

Congressman Adam Smith Joins CNN's Situation Room on December 29, 2016 - Segment 1

Dec 30, 2016

On December 29, 2016 Congressman Adam Smith joined the Situation Room to discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia and the national security news of the day. Segment 1

Congressman Adam Smith Joins CNN's Situation Room on December 29, 2016 - Segment 2

Dec 30, 2016

On December 29, 2016 Congressman Adam Smith joined the Situation Room to discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia and the national security news of the day. Segment 2

KOMO News 11.13.2016

Nov 15, 2016

Congressman Adam Smith spoke with KOMO News about his concerns with President-elect Trump.

Congressman Smith Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

Sep 15, 2016

Congressman Adam Smith released a video statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place September 15th to October 15th.