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I got constituent email from Rep. Adam Smith that included a link to a survey about what issues are important to me as a constituent.
The survey page asks “What issues matter most to you that you would like updates on?” and lists the following issues and no others.
What about decreasing militarism and military spending? Rep. Smith is Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, so you’d think he would have particular interest in that topic.
What about fixing our unfair and broken tax system? Getting money out of politics? Breaking up the Internet monopolies? Impeachment and exposing GOP wrongdoing? Stopping the proliferation of disinformation? Reforming our broken health care system?
The National Defense Authorization Act bill negotiated by Rep. Adam Smith and passed by the House Dec 11, 2019 (377 to 48) was an almost total sellout to the the MIC and the Republicans. The NY Times article House Passes $738 Billion Military Bill With Space Force and Parental Leave says: Mr. Trump appeared to […]
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 […]
(Revised 2019-12-10) Democratic negotiators have agreed on a NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) that omits all or most of the progressive anti-war amendments they had proposed earlier this year. The version passed by the House of Representatives this summer had amendments for restricting participation in Saudi Arabia’s war with Yemen, withdrawing the Authorization for Military […]