Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith, welcomes nine new members to the committee.

“I would like to welcome these nine outstanding members of Congress to the House Armed Services Committee. As we all know, this committee works in a bipartisan manner on a wide range of issues pertaining to our national security, and ensuring that we continue to uphold our commitment to our service men and women. I look forward to working with all of our new members, and I am certain that their backgrounds and expertise will contribute to the success our of committee.”

 The nine new members are (alphabetical):

 Rep. Castro, Texas        

  • Rep. Duckworth, Illinois  
  • Rep. Eynart, Illinois         
  • Rep. Gallego, Texas      
  • Rep. Kilmer, Washington State        
  • Rep, Maffei, New York          
  • Rep. Peters, California          
  • Rep. Shea Porter, New Hampshire
  • Rep. Veasey, Texas        


Date Title
4/15/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for PACOM Hearing
4/2/15 Adam Smith’s Statement on Iran Framework
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3/24/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Afghanistan
3/18/15 Ranking Member Smith Appoints Hale to Army Commission
3/18/15 Smith’s Statement for Hearing with Carter, Dempsey
3/17/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement at Hearing with Service Leaders
3/4/15 Ranking Member Smith on Iran Negotiations
3/4/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for Afghanistan Hearing
3/3/15 Ranking Member Smith’s on CENTCOM, Middle East Hearing
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2/26/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for AUMF Hearing
2/25/15 Ranking Member Smith’s Statement for EUCOM Hearing
2/13/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on DHS Funding
2/12/15 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement
2/11/15 Adam Smith’s Statement on AUMF
2/3/15 Adam Smith Comments on Military Compensation and Retirement Hearing
2/2/15 Adam Smith Comments on World Wide Threats Hearing
2/2/15 Smith Statement on Defense Budget
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12/9/14 Ranking Member Adam Smith’s Statement on Torture Report
12/5/14 Smith’s Statement on Ash Carter Nomination
12/4/14 Smith Statement on Passage of NDAA
12/2/14 Ranking Member Adam Smith’s Statement on NDAA
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11/24/14 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Iran Negotiations
11/14/14 Ranking Member Adam Smith on Republican Calls for Ground Combat Forces
11/13/14 Ranking Member Adam Smith’s Statement for ISIL Hearing
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9/18/14 Ranking Member Adam Smith’s Statement at ISIL Hearing