“I welcome the President’s announcement. We need to immediately restore essential government functions—which I have repeatedly voted to do in recent weeks—while allowing more time to negotiate for funding to secure our border, which I voted for in December.
“In 2006, I and other members from both parties in Congress—including then-Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—voted for the Secure Fence Act to authorize a physical barrier where applicable on our Southern border. The bill became law but was never adequately implemented, and by neglecting for years to build a border wall, we have placed a greater burden on the safety of our border security personnel and put undue stress on a primary function of government—keeping our citizens safe.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Government Shutdown, President Trump | 4 Comments »
Rep Chris Smith: Abortionist who deny the humanity of the unborn are a modern day flat earth society
During his remarks to the 2019 March for Life in Washington last week, before a crowd estimated to be over 200,000 people, Congressman Chris Smith thanked President Donald Trump for his commitment to veto any legislation that advances abortion and pledged to lead the caucus that would prevent the over-ride of any such veto.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Abortion, Chris Smith, News | Tags: Abortion, Congressman Chris Smith, Flat earth society, March for Life 2019 | 8 Comments »
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