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Smith Leads House Democrats in Demanding Answers on Trump Border Deployment

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), and 104 other House Democrats sent a letter calling on Secretary Mattis […]

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Statement on Trump Plan to Send Additional Troops to the Border

Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about President Trump’s announcement that he plans to send 800 additional U.S. troops to the border: “The President’s announcement that he will send more troops to the border is fundamentally wrong and a political act at a time when leadership is […]

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Smith Statement on Murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

“After 17 days, the Saudis have finally come forward admitting Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed. Their claim that ‘quarrels and an altercation’ resulted in his death is a pitiful cover up. If this was just a fist fight gone wrong, why did the Saudis say the next day that Khashoggi had left the consulate? […]

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Smith Introduces Bill to Support Individuals Receiving Education and Workforce Training

Washington, D.C. – On October 5,2018, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the Empowering Individuals to Succeed Through Education and Workforce Training Act. This legislation would establish a new grant program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), dedicated exclusively to providing support services for individuals receiving workforce training and education. For too many individuals, the barriers […]

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Smith Blasts Trump Administration Proposal to Export Coal and Gas from West Coast Military Bases

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration is considering using West Coast military installations and federal properties to export coal and natural gas: “I am extremely concerned with reports that the Trump administration may be considering the use of military bases to ship coal and gas. […]

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