Smith Statement on the Passing of Congressman Mark Takai

Washington, DC - Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement about the passing of Congressman Mark Takai (D-HI): “It is tragic to learn about the passing of Congressman Mark Takai. He was an indispensabl...

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Smith Statement on the Attempted Coup in Turkey

Washington D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement on the coup crisis in Turkey: “Turkey is an indispensable U.S. ally, and we stand by it resolutely in this time of crisis. We cannot t...

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Statement by Armed Services & Foreign Affairs Democrats on South China Sea Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Democratic Members of the House Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Affairs issued the following statement regarding the International Tribunal’s decision in the case of The Republic of the Philippines vs. The People’s Republic...

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Smith Statement on New Troop Levels and the Readiness Crisis

Washington, DC – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the newly announced U.S. troop levels and on the readiness crisis: “We already knew that U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq would re...

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