Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4, released a 2:09 vanity video yesterday which New Jersey Globe characterized as introductory.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Ocean County | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, Ocean County News, Welle the Weasel | 8 Comments »
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.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News | Tags: CD-4, China, Congressman Chris Smith, fentanyl, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, Ocean County News, Opioid Addiction Crisis, Overdose Awareness | 2 Comments »
MoveOn.org, the radical left wing group supported by financier George Soros, has endorsed Josh Welle for congress in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District, which includes most of Monmouth County and parts of Ocean and Mercer Counties.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Congress, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Josh Welle, MoveOn.org, New Jersey, NJ 4 | 2 Comments »
Smith Leads Congressional Delegation To Ethiopia To Push For More Reforms, Release Of Political Prisoners
PM Abiy Ahmed held talks with a US Congressional delegation led by Congressman Chris Smith. The two parties exchanged views on a range of bilateral & regional issues. PM Abiy updated the delegation about Ethiopia’s current political and economic reform initiatives. #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/qfjDEQR8RZ
— Fitsum Arega (@fitsumaregaa) August 23, 2018
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.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Ethiopia, Human Rights, Menashe Levy, National Advocacy for the Amhara Association of America, NJ, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Tewodrose Tirfe, Workineh Gebeyehu | Comments Off on Smith Leads Congressional Delegation To Ethiopia To Push For More Reforms, Release Of Political Prisoners
Congressman Chris Smith toured storm damage sites in Wall Township and Howell Township yesterday afternoon to prepare his appeal to the Trump Administration for federal assistance in the recovery, if Governor Phil Murphy asks the President for FEMA’s assistance, as expected.
Smith said his letter to President Trump is already written and that he is prepared to work for federal reimbursement as soon as Governor Murphy makes the request. The knowledge he gained on yesterday’s tour will help him make his case to Trump Administration officials and FEMA when he meets with them to appeal for federal funds.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, FEMA, Flooding, New Jersey | Tags: Anthony and Eileen Sosa, Bob Salomon, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, FEMA, Governor Phil Murphy, Howell, James Herman, Jeff Bertrand, John Tobia, Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, Summer storm damage, Trump Administration, Wall Township | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Tours Storm Damage In CD-4
Congressman Chris Smith was in Hamilton on Tuesday to celebrate the installation of a new 1.9 million, 5000 panel, solar power array at Ingersoll-Rand’s Trane Residential HVAC manufacturing facility.
The plant, which has been operational since the 1940’s ,employs almost 1200 people in two shifts. The new solar array will provide 15% of the facility’s electricity and is part of the company’s commitment to reduce their global greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2020.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, GE Solar, Hamilton, Ingersoll-Rand, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, NJ CD 4, Ocean County News, Trane, Trenton | 2 Comments »
When Josh Welle, the Democrat trying to unseat Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey’s 4th district, was competing with former Asbury Park councilman Jim Keady for the Democrats’ organizational support (and favorable ballot position in the primary election) he proclaimed his deep, strong, progressive convictions–and bemoaned that the 4th is not a progressive district.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Ocean County News | 15 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district, held a campaign event, dubbed a town hall meeting, in Jackson on Thursday night that appeared to be designed to capture footage for television commercials, rather than to hear from the people of Jackson, as advertised.
Rather than the free wheeling give and take of town hall meetings New Jersey residents are accustomed to, like those of former Governor Chris Christie, and the ObamaCare town halls held by Congressman Frank Pallone and Rush Holt in 2010, Welle’s event featured pre-screened questions read by a moderator. The person who submitted the question was instructed to stand (for the video cameras) while Welle delivered prepared answers.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, Angela Welle, Butch Budai, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, District 4 Coalition for Change, Jackson Township, Joe Sullivan, Josh Welle, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, Ocean County News, Robyn Gedrich, Robyn Gedrich Tinder, Tinder, Welle Bogus Town Hall, Welle Town Hall | 24 Comments »
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the House of Representatives today, provides for a 2.6% pay increase for all military personnel, the largest increase in nine years, and provides $10.2 million for projects at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst , Congressman Chris Smith announced this afternoon. Additionally, there will be no Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process through fiscal 2019, under the terms of the bill.
“It is critical that this legislation authorizes a pay raise and new equipment for the men and women serving in our nation’s armed forces,” Congressman Smith said. “For too long their needs have been ignored, and now is the time to ensure they have all the resources and equipment they require to get the job done.”
The $10.2 million for JB-MDL will fund infrastructure improvements needed in preparation for the highly-anticipated arrival of 15 KC-46A refueling tankers, which are expected to begin arriving in FY 2021.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, JB-MDL, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Ocean County News | Comments Off on House Defense Bill Will Boost Joint Base MDL, Congressman Smith announces
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA), an assembly of over 300 lawmakers from 57 countries in Europe and North American adopted “Implementing Trafficking-Free Communities,” a comprehensive resolution to combat human trafficking sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith, during their 27th annual session yesterday in Berlin.
Based upon best practices developed in the United States under Smith’s Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the resolution encourages governments to implement multiple best practices simultaneously to significantly reduce trafficking in a community over the course of a year.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: CD-4, Chris Smtih, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly | 1 Comment »