Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith has represented western Washington since 1997. Previously, Smith served in the Washington State Senate.
Having served on the House Armed Services Committee since he started in Congress, Adam Smith formerly chaired the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces (ALF), which had jurisdiction over all Army and nearly all Air Force acquisition programs. Smith also previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Given his current and previous committee assignments and extensive travel, he has unique insights into today’s foremost national security issues. Understanding the need for a holistic approach to national security, Rep. Smith recognizes the importance of poverty reduction, access to education, sustainable global markets, diplomatic engagement, good governance, and other measures to enable our pursuit of stable international partners. As such, he has been a long-time advocate of strengthening American diplomacy and development as well as defense.
A JStreetPAC endorsee since 2012, Rep. Smith has been a longtime champion of the two-state solution and a pro-diplomacy approach to foreign policy. In 2020, he was an early co-sponsor of H.Res. 326, which put Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion.