Statement on Interim WTO Ruling on Europe’s Claim Against the United States
September 15, 2010
“From reports today on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) interim ruling I believe it is clear that Europe vastly exaggerated their claims against Boeing. While the interim ruling found that American policies caused some harm to Airbus, their impact was significantly less than the harm caused to Boeing by Europe’s market distorting illegal subsidies, or “launch aid.”
"Earlier this year, the WTO found that illegal subsidies to Airbus distorted the industry, shifting market share toward Europe and away from the U.S., impacting thousands of American aerospace jobs.
"Going forward, I will be carefully reviewing the details of the WTO’s final ruling when it is released and will continue working with the United States Trade Representative in an effort to restore market balance for our aerospace workers."
Washington, Sep 10, 2010 - Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement honoring the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
Nine years ago, the morning of September 11, 2001 was interrupted by senseless acts of terrorism that took the lives of thousands of Americans in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. As we remember this sad day in our nation’s history, our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of those who lost their lives.
While this anniversary marks a solemn occasion in our history, it is also a time to honor the first responders who lost their lives that day while attempting to save others, and our military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the freedoms and security that each of us enjoy as Americans. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Statement on Stryker Brigade Returning Home
August 19, 2010
Today, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement in tribute to the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, which was officially designated the last combat brigade to leave Iraq under Obama's plan to end combat operations in Iraq by Aug. 31.
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“The interim measures will buy us vital time and protect the Green River Valley as we work to put in place a permanent, long-term solution. The livelihoods of tens of thousands of people are at risk if flooding was to occur and the interim measures announced today provide the residents of the Green River Valley the protection and assurance they deserve.
“I worked tirelessly with other members of the local delegation and stakeholders to secure this funding. I applaud everyone involved for their diligence and hard work and I look forward to working with them to ensure a long-term fix is achieved.”