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All our reps but McDermott voted to fund the Syrian rebels

Reps DelBene, Kilmer, Larsen, Heck and Smith voted Yea on the McKeon Amendment that funds the arming of Syrian rebels. “The amendment would authorize the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups or individuals.” (source). […]

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Report on Adam Smith's Town Hall at Mercer Island

A mere twenty people or so showed up at Congressman Adam Smith’s Town Hall meeting on Mercer Island on April 23, 2014. I arrived five minutes beforehand and found myself standing alone with Rep. Smith. I asked him why he didn’t support the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Better Off Budget. He said he voted against the […]

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The food stamp cuts hit WA State especially hard

*Number of U.S. households with food stamps cut $90/MO under farm bill: 850,000 *Number of those households in WA: 200,000 (23% of national total) *WA Congressional Democrats supporting cut: 6 of the 8 [all but Adam Smith and Jim McDermott] *WA Post Editorial: “[T]his legislative grotesquerie gives to the rich and takes from the poor. […]

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DelBene, Heck, Kilmer, and Larsen vote with Repugs to cut food stamps

Reps. Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer, and Rick Larsen joined all four Washington Republicans in voting to cut an addition $9 billion from the food stamps program, SNAP. Kudos to Jim McDermott and Adam Smith for voting against the House farm bill that slashed food stamps while protecting most corporate pork. The Senate is […]

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Credo Action calls for constituents to hold Adam Smith accountable

Credo Action has sent out the following email calling on constituents of Rep. Adam Smith to phone the representative and complain about his vote against the Amash/Conyers amendment that would have reined in NSA spying on Americans. Rep. Smith is ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, and his old district, near Olympia, included […]

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Adam Smith's request for constituents'preferences about issues

Below is a copy of an email I received from Rep. Adam Smith asking about issues Congress should work on. I realize that the email is sent to various constituents, not all of whom are progressives or Democrats. The issue named “Tax Reform” is ambiguous.  Yes, I’m for tax reform, but it depends on what […]