Rep. Adam Smith, U. S. Congressman representing the 9th District, will speak at Southwest King County Chamber August membership luncheon Friday, Aug. 26.
The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 Intl. Blvd., SeaTac.
Register by contacting the chamber at 206-575-1633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smith will provide an update on the federal budget and the economy.
Now in his eighth term, Smith serves as the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. Smith also served until recently on both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
As a 14-year member of the House Armed Services Committee, he most recently chaired the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces and prior to that, the Subcommittee Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities. The ALF subcommittee has jurisdiction of all Army and nearly all Air Force acquisition programs, while TUTC oversees the nation’s Special Operations Forces and counter-terrorism policy, among other critical areas.
During the last Congress, Adam also served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where he was responsible for overseeing and funding the intelligence community and intelligence-related activities and programs of the United States government.
Given his committee assignments and extensive travel, Smith has unique insights into today’s foremost national security issues, including the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan as well as our larger efforts to stop the spread of extremist groups and their violent ideology around the globe. Smith has traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, countries throughout the Middle East as well as counties across Eastern, Central and Northern Africa where U.S. national security interests are most apparent. Harnessing his committee and travel experience, Smith has authored and passed legislation on national security issues such as strategic communication, irregular warfare, and international development.
Smith also co‑chairs the New Democrat Coalition, a group supporting policies to expand economic growth.
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