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).Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, Ocean County News, T1D, Type 1 Diabetes | 1 Comment »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: 2018 elections, Congressman Chris Smith, Gay adoption, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News | 7 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: China, Congressman Chris Smith, fentanyl, Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Joseph Coronato, Kirsten D. Madison, Opioid Addiction Crisis, Paul E. Knierim | 1 Comment »
Congressman Chris Smith is chairing a hearing of the House Global Health Subcommittee entitled “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: China, Congressman Chris Smith, fentanyl, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opioid Addiction Crisis | Comments Off on Watch Congressman Smith hearing “Tackling Fentanyl: The China Connection” Live at 2PM
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 »
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.
Congressman Smith presented Hernandez five medals: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey, Veterans | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Miguel Hernandez Colon, New Jersey, NJ 4 | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Honors Korean War Vet
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 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.
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2018 elections, Congressman Chris Smith, Fox Business, Josh Welle, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, Neil Cavuto, New Jersey, Ocean County News, Welle Tax, Welle Tax increase | 12 Comments »
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