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Date Title Officials Location
May 2, 2017 McMorris Rodgers: "....I am proud this bill reflects that priority" Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Unknown
April 7, 2017 Sen. Murray Statement on U.S. Military Strike in Syria Sen. Patty Murray Washington, D.C.
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Disbrow, Acting Secretary of the Air Force - Support the Selection of Fairchild Air Force Base to Recieve KC-135s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Disbrow, Acting Secretary of the Air Force - Support the Selection of Fairchild Air Force Base to Recieve KC-135s Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
March 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Disbrow, Acting Secretary of the Air Force - Support the Selection of Fairchild Air Force Base to Recieve KC-135s Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
March 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, chairman and Lucille Roybal-Allard, ranking member - Regarding Opposition to Cuts in US Coast Guard Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement by Rep. Smith, Hearing on Military Assessment of Nuclear Deterrence Requirements Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2017 Smith Statement on Russia's Violation of the INF Treaty Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Sean Stackley, Acting Secretary of the Navy - Clarify Exemption from Federal Hiring Freeze for Navy Shipyard Workers Rep. Derek Kilmer Unknown
Feb. 2, 2017 Smith Statement on Defense Policy and Islam Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Smith Statement on Defense Policy and Islam Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2017 Smith, Visclosky, and Co-Sponsors Introduce Base Closure and Realignment Bill Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2017 Trump Order Endangers U.S. Military Readiness Nationwide Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Smith to Reintroduce Base Closure and Realignment Bill Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to The Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Calling for Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to The Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Sen. Maria Cantwell Unknown
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Calling for Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2017 Smith Statement on U.S. Air Strikes Against ISIL Camps in Libya Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Smith Statement on Excess Nuclear Weapons Designation Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2017 Statement by Rep. McMorris Rodgers on the Air Force KC-46A Refueling Tanker Decision Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
Dec. 24, 2016 Smith Statement on Nuclear Weapons Policy Rep. Adam Smith Unknown
Dec. 13, 2016 Smith, Cummings, Conyers, Engel, Hoyer, Schiff, Thompson Joint Statement Calling for a Comprehensive Investigation of Russian Interference in the 2016 Election Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Ranking Member Smith Statement on Lt. General Michael Flynn Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2016 Conference Report on S. 2943, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5711, a bill that aims to prohibit the Department of the Treasury from authorizing U.S. financial transactions related to the export or re-export of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran. "This bill is the first step of this new administration and this Republican Congress to destroy manufacturing and manufacturing jobs in this country," said Larsen, the Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation. "By prohibiting the Department of the Treasury from authorizing transactions of commercial aircraft to the Republic of Iran, H.R. 5711 writes a check to our competitors in Europe." Earlier this year, Boeing announced a multi-billion dollar sales agreement with Iran Air which requires authorization from the Department of the Treasury. Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Congressman Heck Criticizes House Passage of H.R. 5711, A Bill to Prohibit U.S. Aircraft Manufacturers From Selling Commercial Airplanes to Iran Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2016 Smith Statement on Additional Funding Request Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Restore Guard Bonuses Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2016 House Armed Services Committee Leaders on Suspending Collection of Bonuses Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2016 Kilmer Receives U.S. Navy Distinguished Public Service Award Rep. Derek Kilmer Bremerton, WA
Oct. 24, 2016 Kitsap Sun - Kilmer Receives Highest Navy Award for Civilians Rep. Derek Kilmer Bremerton, WA
Sept. 29, 2016 Politico: Morning Cybersecurity - A Word With Chris Lynch, Head of the Defense Digital Service Rep. Derek Kilmer Unknown
Sept. 28, 2016 VETERANS: Bill that Includes Sen. Murray's Provision to Provide IVF to Veterans Now Headed to President's Desk Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2016 On 20th Anniversary of Arctic Council, Reps. Young and Larsen Call on U.s. To "Fulfill Its Responsibilities as an Arctic Nation' Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Cantwell, Murray Fight for Shipyard Workers and Servicemembers Senators Urge Armed Services Committees to Ensure Shipyard Workers and Servicemembers are Fully Reimbursed for Official Travel Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 Letter to Chairmen Mac Thornberry and John McCain, Ranking Members Adam Smith and Jack Reed, Congressional Armed Service Committees - Issues with the Language in the National Defense Authorization Act Concerning Long-term Temporary Duty Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 Letter to Chairmen Mac Thornberry and John McCain, Ranking Members Adam Smith and Jack Reed, Congressional Armed Service Committees - Issues with the Language in the National Defense Authorization Act Concerning Long-term Temporary Duty Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2016 Food Assistance, Impact Aid & Protections for LGBT Contractors Among Aims of Larsen-Led Effort to Shape Annual Defense Spending Bill Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 Smith Statement on Air Strikes in Libya Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 Letter to John McCain, Mac Thornberry, Jack Reed and Adam Smith; Respectively, Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services - Kirk-Gillibrand Urge Full Funding for U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation Sen. Maria Cantwell Chicago, IL
July 21, 2016 Larsen: Questioning U.S.' Commitment to NATO is "reckless, dangerous, and weakens our role in the world' Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
July 11, 2016 Smith Statement on New Troop Levels and the Readiness Crisis Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Smith Statement on Navy Report into the Farsi Island Incident Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Smith Statement on the Defense Department's New Policy on Transgender Servicemembers Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Fairchild Air Force Base Candidacy for New Aerial Refueling Tanker Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Unknown
June 21, 2016 Smith Introduces Bill to Reduce Excess Military Infrastructure Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Passage of Defense Funding Bill Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Unknown
June 15, 2016 Kilmer Secures Investments to Reduce Jet Noise in Defense Bill Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Denny Heck Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 31 Senators Introduce NDAA Amendment To Block Commissary Privatization Sen. Patty Murray Unknown
May 19, 2016 Larsen Votes Against Defense Bill That Sets Irresponsible Strategy, Allows Discrimination Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Defense Authorization Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Unknown
May 18, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Smith Announces Opposition to FY2017 NDAA Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Newhouse Praises House Passage of National Defense Bill Rep. Daniel Newhouse Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Statement on the Rules Committee's "Dead-of-Night" Move to Overturn Women in the Selective Service Provision Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Kilmer Amendment to Stop Policy that Lowers Compensation for Defense Workers Included in House Defense Appropriations Bill Rep. Derek Kilmer Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Smith Statement on Defense Appropriations Bill Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Rep. Reichert Calls Out Continued Failings of Iran Deal Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
May 7, 2016 The Whidbey News Time - Working to Address Community Concerns About Jet Noise Rep. Richard Larsen Whidbey, WA
May 2, 2016 Ranking Member Smith Statement on Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's Final NDAA Markup Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Ranking Member Smith Statement on Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth's Final NDAA Markup Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Smith Statement on House Armed Services Committee Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Mark-Up Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Cantwell's Bipartisan Provision to Boost U.S. Icebreaking Capacity Clears Key Hurdle Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Smith, Scott, Cummings Oppose NDAA Amendment to Reward Pervasive Violators of Employment, Non-Discrimination, and Safety Laws with New Government Contracts Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 DelBene Praises Senate Action to Hold Army Corps Accountable Rep. Suzan DelBene Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Ranking Member Smith Statement on Excess DOD Infrastructure Study Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Roll Call - Congress Weighs Reversing Cut to Defense Workers' Travel Benefits Rep. Derek Kilmer Unknown
March 23, 2016 Larsen and Walorski Introduce Bill To Improve Electronic Warfare Capabilities Rep. Richard Larsen Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 McMorris Rodgers: It's Time for True Leadership and a True Commitment to Fighting Terrorism Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
March 22, 2016 Statement on Brussels Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Hearing of the Defense Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Reichert, Members Day Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 McMorris Rodgers Votes to Classify ISIS Attacks on Christians "Genocide" Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Ranking Member Smith Statement on Defense Budget Proposal Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on "Afghanistan in 2016: The Evolving Security Situation and U.S. Policy, Strategy, and Posture:" Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2016 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Acquisition Reform Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 Senate Democrats Offer Plan To Enhance National Security And Defeat ISIS Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Sen. Murray Statement on DOD Announcement That Women Can Serve in All U.S. Military Positions Sen. Patty Murray Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Ranking Member Adam Smith Statement on Secretary Carter's Announcement to Open All Combat Positions to Women Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on "U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region" Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 25, 2015 Ranking Member Smith Statement on President Signing 2016 National Defense Authorization Act Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 25, 2015 Armed Services Committee Leaders on Kunduz Investigation Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Cantwell Calls for New Fleet of Icebreakers, Refurbishing POLAR SEA Sen. Maria Cantwell Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Syrian Refugees Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Unknown
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Iraq and Syria Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 U.S. Leadership Needed to Destroy ISIS Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Ranking Member Adam Smith Statement on Passage of NDAA Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2015 Ranking Member Adam Smith Statement on President's Announcement of Special Operations Deployment in Syria Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Examining Shortening the Defense Acquisition Cycle Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Congressman Reichert's Statement on President's Veto of the NDAA Rep. David Reichert Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Ranking Member Smith Statement on NDAA Veto Rep. Adam Smith Washington, DC
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