Congressman Smith released the following statement after former U.S. Speaker and Washington State Congressman Tom Foley passed away:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of former U.S. Speaker of the House Tom Foley.  Tom was a tremendous leader in the Washington State Delegation that will not be forgotten.  In his 30 years of service in the House of Representatives and his 5+ years as Speaker, Tom’s kindness, fairness, and honesty allowed him to reach across the aisle and advance policies that benefitted Washington State and the country as a whole.  This is a sad day for Washington State.  Tom was a wonderful man and he will be deeply missed.”