Ranking Member Smith Statement on Defense Budget Proposal

“Today the President released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget, which outlines the Administration’s priorities for the funding the Department of Defense. The primary responsibility the House Armed Services Committee is to support the Department of Defense with pr...

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Ranking Member Smith Statement on Afghanistan Hearing

I would like to thank General Campbell for appearing again. While recent reporting on Afghanistan has not all been positive, we must remember that our troops continue to serve in Afghanistan for important national security reasons and consider the significant progress t...

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Ranking Member Smith Statement on Terror Attacks in Burkina Faso and Somalia

I strongly condemn the recent terror attacks in both Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Mogadishu, Somalia. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those injured and killed in the all-too-frequent acts of terror that threaten nations around the world. Together w...

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Ranking Member Smith Statement on Nomination of General Joseph Votel

“Today, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the nomination of General Joseph Votel to lead U.S. Central Command. General Votel currently serves as Commander of Special Operations Command, having been nominated by President Barack Obama in 2014 to serve as th...

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Rep. Adam Smith

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