On Monday August 19, Congressman Adam Smith (D-Tacoma) will speak to the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee and the Transportation Club of Tacoma about Homeland Security efforts nationally and the impact on the South Sound region.  

In the morning, before his address, Congressman Smith will meet with representatives from the Ports of Tacoma, Seattle and Olympia, the Coast Guard and U.S. Customs officials to discuss their efforts to secure the region’s Maritime and how Congress can be helpful in meeting the challenges they are currently facing.

After his meeting with the Military Affairs Committee and Transportation Club of Tacoma, Congressman Smith will visit with Advanced Interactive Systems in Tukwila and test their cutting-edge simulator for sky marshal training. 

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend both the Tacoma meeting and the AIS tour afterwards.  For further information or to speak with Smith during the day, please contact Katharine Lister at (202) 225-6902.

12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m.  
Speech on Homeland Security to the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee and the Transportation Club of Tacoma

Where: LaQuinta, 1425 E. 27th Street, Tacoma

2:00p.m. – 2:45p.m.   
Tour of Advanced Interactive Systems and testing of sky marshal simulator

Where: 565 Andover Park West, Suite 201, Tukwila