Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith today released the following statement following the announcement that Congresswoman Gwen Graham (D-FL) will not seek reelection at the end of her term in 2016:

“Congresswoman Gwen Graham has been a clear, forceful voice for the people of Florida and security of the American people. Her efforts on the Armed Services Committee produced essential improvements in U.S-Israel security cooperation against terrorists’ use of underground tunnels, boosted support for military divers, and increased the availability of e-health and telemedicine for our veterans.”

“I look forward to her continued contributions to national defense this year, and to the next steps that she and her family decide to take.”