• Rep. Smith Speaks on Defense Budget at HASC Posture Hearing

    Rep. Smith discusses and explains the proposed defense budget cut strategy during the House Armed Services Committee posture hearing with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, ...

Congressman Smith Recognizes World AIDS Day

December 01.2012

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day: “On World AIDS Day, we stand with the millions of people living with HIV and AIDS across the globe, reflect on the progress we have made, and continue to advance the fi...... read more

Congressmen Smith, Reichert Introduce Bill to Improve Information Sharing in Law Enforcement

November 29.2012

Three years ago today, Washington state faced a tragedy when four police officers were shot and killed as they prepared for the day ahead. Investigation later revealed that the individual who murdered the officers was a convicted felon on parole and that relevant information was not effectively tran...... read more

Smith Statement on Conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 24.2012

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement on escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): "I condemn the ongoing violence in Eastern Congo and the March 23 Movement (M23) takeover of Goma.&nbsp M23 rebels are responsible... read more

Smith Statement on Ceasefire in Israel, Gaza

November 21.2012

"Today's ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is a positive step in the right direction toward ending the rocket fire into Israel, which has gone on far too long. I applaud Hillary Clinton, the Obama Administration, and the Egyptian Government for brokering this agreement. "It is a fragile agreement,... read more

Smith Cosponsors Legislation to Shorten Voter Lines, Improve Early Voting

November 19.2012

Recently, Congressman George Miller introduced H.R. 6591, the Streamlining and Improving Methods at Polling Locations and Early (SIMPLE) Voting Act, which requires early voting in all states for a minimum of 15 days prior to federal election days. 15 states currently have no forms of early voting. T...... read more

Ranking Member Adam Smith Reacts to the Conflict in Israel, Gaza

November 17.2012

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith released the following statement in response to the conflict between Israel and Palestinian Militants in Gaza: "I strongly condemn the relentless rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel. The random targeting of civilian populations is something... read more

Smith Praises Expansion of Sea-Tac Airport Services to Tokyo

November 16.2012

Yesterday, the Department of Transportation announced preliminary approval for Delta Airlines, in partnership with Alaska Airlines, to provide service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport. This new flight will greatly benefit Seattle and the Pacific ...... read more

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