Congressman Chris Smith told News12 that he will personally bring the cause of Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang to the attention of Vice President Mike Pence and that he will have Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, testify before his Congressional Committee as part of his effort to secure the release of the American student, and others, from prison in Iran.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Rights, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Americans held in Iran, Chris Smith, Congressman Chris Smith, Global Human Rights Commission, House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, Hua Qu, Iran, President Donald Trump, Princeton University, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, Xiyue Wang | 1 Comment »
Rep. Chris Smith won House Foreign Affairs Committee approval in July of a resolution highlighting human rights violations by the current government in Ethiopia and calling for punitive actions against those government officials carrying out the abuses. “For the past 12 years, my staff and I have visited Ethiopia, spoken with Ethiopian officials, talked to a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 15th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Rights, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Ethiopia, Human Rights, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
Some U.S. lawmakers are urging President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration to recalibrate U.S.-China relations with a harder line on human rights. “It is increasingly clear that there is direct link between China’s domestic human-rights problems and the security and prosperity of the United States,” Congressman Chris Smith said at a hearing of the Congressional-Executive… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Human Rights, Monmouth County News | Tags: China, Chris Smith, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Rights, Monmouth County News, President Elect Donald J. Trump, Trump Administration | 2 Comments »
Your favorite blogger appears on News12’s Power and Politics with Luke Margolis this weekend opposite the indefatigable Democratic activist Jay Lassiter.
Our topic was Congressman Chris Smith’s commitment to human rights and his controversial comments regarding LGBT rights vs human rights last month.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Chris Christie, Gay Marriage, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Humanity, marriage, Marriage Equality | Tags: Art Gallagher, Boko Haram, Chris Smith, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Rights, Jay Lassister, LGBT rights, Luke Margolis, marriage, News12, Nigeria, Power and Politics, Same Sex Marriage | Comments Off on Gallagher on Power and Politics this weekend