• 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 Statement on Fairchild AFB as Finalist for KC-46A

January 09.2013

Today, the Air Force announced that Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State is a final candidate to serve as a base for the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker. The base is a candidate for the first Main Operating Base, which will host three KC-46A squadrons of twelve aircraft each beginning in 2016...... read more

Smith Statement on the Fiscal Cliff Agreement

January 02.2013

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement on the passage of the H.R. 8, the fiscal cliff agreement: "I voted against the fiscal cliff deal because it left too much uncertainty for government programs, lacked a realistic path towards deficit reduction, and fell short in providing necess...... read more

Ranking Member Adam Smith's Statement on John Kerry Nomination

December 21.2012

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith, released the following statement after Senator John Kerry was nominated to serve as the next Secretary of State: “Senator John Kerry will make an exceptional Secretary of State. I have worked with John for years, and his understa...... read more

Members of WA Delegation Applaud Release of Washington Military Alliance Report

December 18.2012

Washington, DC- Today, 7 members of the Washington State Congressional Delegation applauded the release (link to report here) of the Washington Military Alliance’s report as an important step in gaining a better understanding of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) footprint in Washington State. DoD’s ...... read more

Smith Statement on Passing of Senator Inouye

December 17.2012

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith released the following statement on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye: "My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Senator Daniel Inouye. "Senator Inouye was a true American hero and dedicated his life to public service. He... read more

Smith Statement on Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

December 14.2012

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement on the shooting in Newtown, CT: "I am stunned and saddened by this horrific shooting. As a father of young children, my heart goes out to the families and friends of all the victims of the attack in Newtown, Connecticut. We must stand together... read more

2013 9th District Day Announced

December 13.2012

My annual “Ninth District Day” conference in Washington, D.C. will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2012. Ninth District Day is a forum that brings together Washington state constituents, as well as policy, media, and other leaders in Washington D.C. Location of the event is to be determined. In recent y...... read more

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