Josh and Angela Welle make a fundraising appeal from their shower

Josh Welle, a candidate for the Democrat nomination for congress in the 4th congressional district, and his wife Angela, went live on facebook on Wednesday night in a bizarre fundraising appeal while they were regrouting their shower.  Here’s the first two minutes of their shower scene:


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Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

MoveOn.org lied to New Jersey donors

MoveOn.org, the extreme leftist advocacy group and PAC, lied to its members in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District in a fundraising email last month.

In the email that purported to be a survey to determine which Democrat the organization would endorse in the June 5th primary, Josh Welle, address none of your business, or Jim Keady of Spring Lake, MoveOn stated that Congressman Chris Smith is retiring and that either Welle or Keady will be running against an unnamed Republican nominee in the general election on November 6th.

Congressman Smith is running for reelection and is unopposed in the 4th District Republican primary on June 5th.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith Fighting For Release Of Americans Held In Iran

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.

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Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Rights, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Smith’s Anti-Trafficking Law Used In Two Recent High-Profile Prosecutions

Congressman Chris Smith

Allison Mack of the TV series “Smallville,” and former Middletown Police Officer  James Keenan  are facing justice for their alleged human trafficking crimes thanks to a law conceived, championed and passed into law through the leadership and tenacity of Congressman Chris Smith.

Smith’s landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (PL 106-386) is the law being enforced in the recent high-profile indictment of a trafficking ring in New York that involved Mack and the indictment of Keenan on child sex trafficking charges.

“This law, the TVPA, sends a message to traffickers of the gravity of their offense,” Rep. Smith, co-chair of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, stated.

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Posted: May 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Smith Announces Grants For Arts Organizations

Congressman Chris Smith

Two River Theater Company in Red Bank and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts will each received competitive federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Congressman Chris Smith announced.

“These two organizations are making significant contributions to our communities through promoting access to and participation in the arts and reaching out to young people,” Rep. Smith stated.“They are leaders in helping promote a public good. The Two River Theater has been a long-standing treasure in Monmouth County, fostering an appreciation for the arts for generations of participants and theater-goers.”

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Posted: May 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Chris Smith Recognized For Leadership Impacting Autism

Mike DiMauro, Geri Sabasko, Rep. Smith, Autism Speaks CEO Angela Geiger, Rana Corandan, Shane Lilliston, Fay Painter

Congressman Chris Smith  received the Congressional Leadership Award on Wednesday on Capitol Hill from the group Autism Speaks, a national advocacy group that promotes awareness of and research and solutions for autism spectrum disorder. Smith was awarded at the 2018 World Autism Month Champions Luncheon, capping off a month of significant activity on behalf of children with autism and their caregivers.

“I want to thank the leaders at Autism Speaks for their incredible work raising awareness on this invisible crisis,” said Smith, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Autism Caucus, at the Hill Day event held during World Autism Month. The luncheon was attended by autism advocates from all over the U.S., many of who have children with autism. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gopal calls Trump supporters sneaky and underhanded

State Senator Vin Gopal referred to supporters of President Donald Trump as “sneaky and underhanded”  in an email to Monmouth County Democrats today, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.com .

“This type of sneakiness and underhandedness is something I would expect to see from Trump supporters or the far-right, not someone who claims they are acting in good faith to build the Democratic Party,” said Gopal.

Gopal was referring to Jennifer Fluharty, a self-proclaimed nasty woman, who is supporting former Asbury Park councilman Jim Keady for the Democrat nomination to lose to Congressman Chris Smith in November. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Congressman Smith calls on President Trump to bring abducted children home

Congressman Chris Smith listens to Patricia Apy, a Red Bank attorney, testify about the need for the State Department to step up the enforcement of the Goldman Act

While most of Washington and the media was focused on why you see the ads you see on facebook yesterday, Congressman Chris Smith and his colleagues on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights were focused on reuniting kidnapped children with their American parents.

Smith, as chairman of the committee, called on the Trump administration to step up where the Obama administration failed by imposing sanctions on countries that are not enforcing court orders, including from their own courts, for families suffering from international parental child abduction.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith calls on President Trump to bring abducted children home

Congressman Chris Smith to chair hearing on International Child Abduction this afternoon–Watch it here

Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, will preside over a hearing this afternoon to provide an update on how well the Goldman Act is being enforced.  The panel will examine inconsistencies in previous annual reports on international child abduction, which are required by the Goldman Act for the State Department to submit to Congress each year by April 30. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith to chair hearing on International Child Abduction this afternoon–Watch it here

Congressman Smith Announces U.S. Service Academy Info Session

Congressman Chris Smith and his 2017 appointees to U.S. Service Academies, June 10, 2017

Congressman Chris Smith’s office is holding an information session for high school and college age students interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy on Thursday, April 19, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Naval Weapons Station Earle, 201 Highway 34 in Colts Neck, NJ.

The event is for any high school or college student (and their parents, counselors or educators) residing in the Fourth Congressional District who is interested in learning about competing for a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies. Each institution affords young men and young women military training and a collegiate educational opportunity that is free of financial obligation, provided the student graduates and fulfills his or her service obligation. The academies are: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Announces U.S. Service Academy Info Session