by Matt Landers, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations
| May 23, 2022
Earlier this month, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) visited GSBA member Olympic Hot Tub
at their Auburn showroom. Rep. Smith shared his perspectives on the federal infrastructure bill, including focuses on needed apprenticeships, workforce investments, and supply chain challenges. He urged a path to citizenship for immigrants to fill needed jobs across the country.
Participants shared how supply chain issues have been exacerbated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including resources like neon and aluminum, and how they have also been able to support local Ukrainian communities in Washington State. The Congressman also spoke to how the war will also impact food supplies in many regions of the world, potentially causing additional instability.
With income inequality across King County, Rep. Smith pointed out the significant need to grow the economy along with the job skills that go with it. This includes a pressing urgency to build more housing everywhere for all income levels, and for the infrastructure to tackle the crises of homelessness and public safety.
Constituents in the 9th district can contact Rep. Smith's office via his website
A big thanks to the Olympic Hot Tub for hosting the meeting, and for proving a delicious lunch from Marination for everyone to enjoy!