Garden City Community College, the Kansas school where Braeden Bradforth, a football standout from Neptune died last August 1 following an intense day of workouts, has reversed course after months on stonewalling the cause and circumstances of the tragedy and agreed to fund a $100,000 independent external investigation. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 16th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Braeden Bradforth, Congressman Chris Smith, Garden City Community College, Jill E Green, Joanne Atkins-Ingram, Monmouth County News, Ryan Ruda | No Comments »
New Jersey’s 11 Democrat members of the House of Representatives joined the delegation’s sole Republican, Congressman Chris Smith, this week in the battle to achieve justice for Braeden Bradforth, the 19 year old Neptune, NJ football player who died suddenly at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas last August.
The 12 members of Congress jointly signed a letter to Ryan Ruda, president of the college, demanding an independent investigation into the young Monmouth County man’s death.
Bradforth died on August 1, 2018 following a football practice on his second day on the GCCC squad. The team’s coach, Jeff Sims, attributed Bradforth’s death to a blood clot. The local medical examiner ruled the cause of death extreme heat stroke. The college administration destroyed surveillance video.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Braeden Bradforth, Congressman Chris Smith, Garden City Community College, Garden City Kansas, Jeff Sims, Jill E Green, Joanne Atkins-Ingram, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Congressional Delegation, Ryan Ruda | Comments Off on NJ Congressional Delegation Joins Smith’s Fight For Braeden Bradforth
New Jersey’s only Republican representative in Washington posted a strong fundraising result for the first quarter of the 2020 election cycle.
Congressman Chris Smith raised $236,494 in the quarter and has $212,194 cash on hand, New Jersey Globe reports. Since the 2018 election, Smith has raised $259,388.11.
In the first quarter of 2017 Smith raised $65,277.
Democrat Josh Welle spent $1.8 million trying to unseat Smith in 2018. Smith spent $1.5 million defending his 4th District seat and won by 12%.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2020 elections, Congressman Chris Smith, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, NJ 4 | 2 Comments »
Congressman Chris Smith said that the legalistic stonewalling on the part of Garden City Community College “begs the question of a cover-up” of wrong doing or negligence regarding the death of 19 year old football player Braden Bradforth.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Braden Bradforth, Garden City Community College, Garden City Kansas, Jill E Green, Joanne Atkins-Ingram, Kansas, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Congressman Smith suspects a cover-up in the death of Braeden Bradforth
“After almost two years of vigorous investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller—aided by 19 lawyers, about 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants and others—has found that there was no collusion whatsoever by President Trump (or anyone associated with his campaign) with the Russians to influence the 2016 election. This vindication is good news for America, not so good for the credibility of those who insisted on an almost daily basis that there was ample evidence which demonstrated that the President was guilty of collusion. In the end, Mueller’s Report proves that the truth matters. False charges should have no place in American politics.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Mueller Report, President Donald Trump, Robert Mueller | 15 Comments »
WASHINGTON, D.C.— High school and college students from the Fourth Congressional District who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy are invited to Congressman Chris Smith’s Service Academy Information Night, to be held Thursday, April 18, 2019.
The event will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Naval Weapons Station Earle, 201 Highway 34 in Colts Neck, NJ. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Students, as well as parents, counselors and educators, who wish to learn about competing for a nomination to one of the Service Academies, are invited to attend. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 20th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Annapolis, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, NJ 4, Press Release, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academies, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, West Point | 1 Comment »
Congressman Chris Smith today announced that the $101.57 million in funding for projects scheduled at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst this year is safe from being diverted to fund the southern border security projects covered by President Donald Trump’s Emergency Declaration of February 15.
“These projects are not at risk,” Smith said after having been assured by the Department of Defense that awards for anticipated construction at the Joint Base are on schedule to be awarded in the current fiscal year. “Nothing at the Joint Base will be cut.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, JB-MDL, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, Ocean County News, President Donald Trump, Southern border security | 1 Comment »
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) made the following statement on Sunday, March 10, 2019:
The St. Patrick’s Day Parades across the country are great expressions of faith; celebrations of our rich Irish heritage and above all, a recognition of a saint who transformed not only Ireland but the world.
So special thanks to Jamie McManus and the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee for providing a way for us to honor, revere and praise one of the greatest saints in all of Christendom.
And thank you for your leadership and generosity in supporting local charities particularly this year’s beneficiary Lunch Break of Red Bank.
St. Patrick, born in 387, endured six years of slavery in Ireland as a child yet went back after a daring escape to face unremitting danger and crushing setback only to persevere with an indomitable will to preach the good news of Jesus Christ, the forgiveness of sin and the way of salvation.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Catholic faith, Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Rumson St Patrick's Parade, St Patrick transformed the world, St. Patrick's Day | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith: St. Patrick Transformed The World
The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and other NJ branches of the Young Men’s Christian Association, joined the national organization in honoring Congressman Chris Smith on Wednesday morning in Washington during their YMCA Champions Breakfast on Capitol Hill.
Smith was named a Congressional Champion for, among other things, his efforts to restore the ability of middle class taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions from their federal income taxes.
H.R. 651, a bill authored by Smith and introduced in January, would allow taxpayers to deduct 100% of their charitable deductions from their federal income taxes, even if they opt to use the standard deduction instead of itemizing their deductions. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 7th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Charitable Contributions, Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ YMCA State Alliance, YMCA Champions Breakfast | Comments Off on YMCA honors Congressman Chris Smith
WASHINGTON, D.C.— A new report by the Alzheimer’s Association released on Tuesday makes clear the challenge of the increase in cases of Alzheimer’s disease, and the necessity of helping at-risk populations prepare for the upsurge in new cases—and one day prevent Alzheimer’s altogether, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) stated.
“We’ve come a long way toward understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease, and are moving ever closer to a cure, but this report lays out the challenge yet before us and the necessity of preparing individuals and families on best practices for medical care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Smith said.
“We need to redouble our efforts to help the 5.8 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, along with their loved ones and caregivers, and to advance treatments,” said Smith the co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 5th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Alzheimers, Alzheimers Association, Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Comments Off on Rep Smith: Report Stresses Urgency of Action for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment