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Congressman Smith meets with T1D families and advocates

From left to right are Ronnie and Christopher Steppat, Bobbi and Jack Kulpa, Rep. Smith, Ruth Klucharits and Barbara Feinstein

Congressman Chris Smith met this week in Freehold with constituents impacted by  Type 1 diabetes (T1D), as well as advocates and leaders of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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Posted: September 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Chris Smith: Gay marriage and adoption is settled law

Josh Welle is lying about Chris Smith–again

The Washington Blade, a website that claims to be America’s LGBT News Source, this morning posted a video, which they claimed was exclusive, which purports to represent Congressman Chris Smith telling students at Colts Neck High School that he thinks children would be better off in orphanages than they would be if adopted by a same-sex couple.

The Blade’s video is not exclusive nor does it represent what Congressman Smith said to the Colts Neck students that morning.

MMM attended the student assembly in Colts Neck on the morning of May 29 and recorded Smith’s 53 minute appearance.  The entire unedited recording, with only Smith’s photo added, is here:  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Congressman Smith calls for sanctions on Chinese over fentanyl

Congressman Chris Smith today pressed representatives of the State Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency to use the tools prescribed in the Global Magnitsky Act to sanction bad actors in China who are contributing to the opioid overdose crisis in the United States through the manufacture and distribution of the synthetic drug fentanyl.

“Chinese-made fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is killing Americans—more than 29,000 in 2017 alone,” Smith said. “We must hold the Chinese government accountable.”(Click here to read Chairman Smith’s full opening statement)

“Are we using existing tools to hold bad actors in China accountable? We have tools, such as the Global Magnitsky Act, which targets corrupt officials and human rights abusers. Perhaps it is time we start thinking outside the box and use something like Global Magnitsky to ensure that corrupt Chinese officials and narco-traffickers are held to account,” Smith said during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Global Heath, which he chairs. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Watch Congressman Smith hearing “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection” Live at 2PM

Congressman Chris Smith is chairing a hearing of the House Global Health Subcommittee entitled “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection.”

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Posted: September 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Watch Congressman Smith hearing “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection” Live at 2PM

Congressman Smith to address China’s role in opioid crisis

Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Global Health, will hold a hearing on China’s role in the manufacturing and distribution of fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that is killing thousands of American citizens, on Thursday, September 6, 2 p.m., in the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing will be streamed live from the Committee’s website.

Smith announced the hearing during his remarks at Robbinville’s International Overdose Awareness Day last week.

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Posted: September 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Smith Honors Korean War Vet

Miguel Hernandez Colon, an 85 year old veteran of the Korean War, was honored for his military service by Congressman Chris Smith yesterday afternoon during a surprise ceremony attended by Hernandez’s family and friends at the Active Day Adult Day Health Center, in Hamilton.

Hernandez served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, based in Puerto Rico, from 1952 through 1954 and as a reservist for seven years.  His unit, known and the “Borinqueneers,” was one of the last segregated units in the U.S. Military.

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Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey, Veterans | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Honors Korean War Vet

On the Passing of Senator McCain

By Congressman Chris Smith

Senator John McCain was an extraordinarily brave and noble man—a hero—a dedicated husband, father, fighter pilot, and an amazing lawmaker.  He endured and overcame unspeakable horrors as a POW,  and as a lawmaker never ceased working for members of our armed forces and veterans.   And on matters of principle and conviction, Senator McCain was fiercely independent, always willing—even eager—to bend into the wind and not with it.

My wife Marie and I will always cherish and deeply respect the incomparable Senator John McCain.  Our prayers go out to his Cindy and his entire family.

Posted: August 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Smith Leads Congressional Delegation To Ethiopia To Push For More Reforms, Release Of Political Prisoners

Congressman Chris Smith with Ethipian-American leaders, July, 2017, after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution condemning human rights abuses by the now former Ethiopian government

Congressman Chris Smith is in Ethiopia today, leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to encourage continued political reforms, reinforce human rights issues, and press for freedom for Menashe Levy, an Israeli citizen who has been brutally imprisoned since July of 2015 and beaten in Ethiopia with no access to due process rights.

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Posted: August 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith Leads Congressional Delegation To Ethiopia To Push For More Reforms, Release Of Political Prisoners

Congressman Chris Smith’s interview with Neil Cavuto –Video

Congressman Chris Smith was the guest of Neil Cavuto on Fox Business yesterday where he demonstrated why he has not had a competitive reelection race in 34 years.
Poised, prepared and humble, Smith touted his bipartisan record of accomplishment.

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Posted: August 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Welle’s Tax Plan Would Increase Taxes For 21.3% of CD-4 Residents

Josh Welle, the progressive or centrist (depending on who he’s talking to) Democrat challenging Congressman Chris Smith in the fourth congressional district, proposed raising taxes on the top 5% of income earners yesterday during his appearance on FoxBusiness’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast.

The Welle Tax would impact 21.3% of the households in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District, according to data provided by StatisticalAtlas.com.

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Posted: August 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »