Congressman Chris Smith’s bill requiring the President to appoint an ambassador level envoy at the State Department to combat anti-Semetism bill, the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, overwhelmingly passed in the House of Representatives during the 115th Congress, but did not make it through the Senate. Smith re-introduced the bill today in the 116th Congress. His remarks about the bill on the House floor:admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: 116th Congress, anti-semitism, Congressman Chris Smith, House of Representatives, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act | 1 Comment »
President Donald J. Trump signed Congressman Chris Smith’s latest Anti-Human Trafficking bill, “the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018,” this evening before his national address from the Oval Office.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Frederick Douglas Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Sex and Labor Trafficking | 1 Comment »
In a phone interview with MMM this morning, Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ 4, said that published reports by New Jersey Globe and SaveJersey claiming that he voted with Democrats to reopen the federal government without funding a wall for our southern border are incomplete and inaccurate.
“I am a strong supporter of securing our southern border, including the wall–I voted for $5.7 billion for the wall in December-– and have been throughout my career,” Smith said. “The bill I voted for yesterday, H J Res 1, would fund the only Department of Homeland Security and only until February 9.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Build the wall, Congressman Chris Smith, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Donald Trump, Immigration, NewJerseyGlobe, President Trump, SaveJersey.com | 6 Comments »
By Congressman Chris Smith
Mihrigul Tursun said she pleaded with God to end her life as her Chinese jailers increased the electrical currents coursing through her body. Tursun, a Muslim Uighur whose escape led her to the United States in September, broke down weeping at a Nov. 28 congressional hearing as she recounted her experience in one of China’s infamous political “ re-education centers.”
It is an appalling story but one that is all too familiar as existential threats to religious freedom rise in President Xi Jinping’s China. The world can’t ignore what’s happening there. We must all stand up and oppose these human rights violations.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party has undertaken the most comprehensive attempt to manipulate and control — or destroy — religious communities since Chairman Mao Zedong made the eradication of religion a goal of his disastrous Cultural Revolution half a century ago. Now Xi, apparently fearing the power of independent religious belief as a challenge the Communist Party’s legitimacy, is trying to radically transform religion into the party’s servant, employing a draconian policy known as sinicization.
Under sinicization, all religions and believers must comport with and aggressively promote communist ideology — or else.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Opinion | Tags: China, China's War on Religion, Congressman Chris Smith, Global Magnitsky Act, Op-Ed, Opinion, President Xi Jinping, Religion, Senator Marco Rubio, sinicization | 1 Comment »
President Donald Trump signed two bills crafted by Congressman Chris Smith into law on Tuesday: a five-year, $30 billion extension of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, legislation to ensure ISIS genocide victims in Iraq and Syria receive humanitarian relief and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Christianity, Donald Trump, News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, news, President Donald Trump, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Vice President Mike Pence | 6 Comments »
Ashley Evans, a 17 year old Howell resident, has been fighting back against the lies being told by Josh Welle in his ads against Congressman Chris Smith since she came across one on YouTube a few weeks ago.
Smith rescued Ashley and her sister Sophia from the Republic of Georgia during the Russian invasion of the county in 2008.
Ashley and her parents, Joseph and Teah have seen telling their story and rallying support for Congressman Smith since they saw Welle’s deceitful attacks.
Prompted by Joe’s comment on MMM on Friday, I caught up with Ashley and Teah during a Karate competition in Jackson on Saturday afternoon. See their videos below:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Ashley Evans, Congressman Chris Smith, Joey Evans, Monmouth County News, Sophia Evans, Teah and Joseph Evans, Teah Evans | Comments Off on The Evans Family Rallies For Congressman Chris Smith
The National Marrow Donor Program/BeTheMatch announced that it is honoring Congressman Chris Smith with the Lives Award during their annual Council Meeting in Minneapolis on November 9.
NMDP/BeTheMatch manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world, serving thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.
“Representative Smith was nominated and honored with the 2018 Lives Award because of his continued support of the National Marrow Donor Program, and for his efforts in protecting patients’ access to transplant,” said Susan Leppke, Director of Health and Public Policy at the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: BeTheMatch, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, National Marrow Donor Program, New Jersey | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Honored By National Marrow Donor Program
The Evans Family relates How Congressman Chris Smith Saved their Children
By Rosalie Avin
Chris Smith , Congressman 4th district, A REAL Advocate for His Constituents
Stories demonstrating his deep concern for the issues of the people in New Jersey are often understated by the media but to the people whose lives he has impacted, Chris Smith is a hero and a person who deserves to be re-elected to the fourth district by a landslide. Teah and Joseph Evans want their story to be shared so that voters will understand the character and the resilience of this incredible man. It is their hope that stupid, vitriolic ads will always be ignored. Congressman Chris Smith has represented the fourth district with compassion, concern and awareness.admin | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: 2008, Ambassador John Fornair, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Georgia, Opinion, Rosalie Avin, Russian, Teah and Joseph Evans, The Evans Family | 2 Comments »
Inspired by Jeff Borghoff, a 54 year old Forked River man battling early onset Alzheimer’s and Congressman Chris Smith, 1000 plus Jersey Shore residents Walked to End Alzheimer’s on the boardwalk in Bradley Beach on Saturday. The Bradley Beach walk is expected to raise over $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Alzheimers, Alzheimers NJ, Congressman Chris Smith, Jeff Borghoff, Walk to Fight Alzheimers, Walk to Remember | Comments Off on 1000 plus Walk To End Alzheimer’s