Currently under the Defense of Marriage Act, the Military does not permit same-sex couples to collect the same military benefits as straight couples. Because the Congressman believes that all military families should receive equal benefits for their incredible sacrifice and service to our country, Adam has introduced legislation that would require the Pentagon to change their definition of spouse to include same-sex couples. Click here for more information.
Election results are in and Adam took the primary election with nearly 61% of the vote in a district that has been significantly redrawn. Adam will face off against the second place winner this November, Republican Jim Postma. Click here for more information on Adam’s win, or click here for up-to-date elections results.
Adam Smith and several other members of the Washington State delegation announce that they have secured almost $50 million for schools at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Click here for more information.
Click here to read the official House Armed Services Committee Democrats’ press release on the new legislation introduced by Rep. Adam Smith and Sen. Mark Udall, of Colorado.
The Due Process and Military Detention Amendments Act of 2012 is aimed at protecting the Civil Liberty of Due Process for all those detained on American soil or by American forces.
Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger, Rep. Norm Dicks, and I recently wrote an article in Politico in which we analyze Chairman Paul Ryan’s recent Budget Proposal. Click here to read the full article.
It is up to Congress to find a solution to our nation’s budgetary problems. With sequestration looming in our near future it is time for my colleagues and I to work together to set our country on a path to financial solvency while upholding the necessary spending that provides for our national security and social programs.
The plan introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan does not meet the criteria that a successfully balanced budget would yield. His truly partisan approach will surely continue to divide Congress and our nation on this issue.
Federal Way, WA – Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement today after the Washington State Redistricting Commission released new congressional district maps:
“I appreciate all of the time and hard work the redistricting commission put into producing these new congressional district maps.
“I am very pleased the new 9th Congressional District includes my hometown of SeaTac and much of the south sound region which I have represented as a state senator and a congressman. I’m excited to run in this very diverse district.
“In the coming weeks and months I look forward to the opportunity to meet with community leaders, local elected officials and new residents to listen and learn about the most important issues facing their communities. Regardless of how the congressional lines have changed, I will continue to work hard, promote policies that encourage job creation and economic growth and make sure the people of the 9th Congressional District are heard and well-represented in Congress.”
Washington, Oct 13 – Today, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) recognized the importance of a more than $1 million Hazard Mitigation Grant received by Pierce County to help reduce the risk of flooding in the Lower Puyallup River Riverside and Clear Creek area.