Congressman Smith Honors WW2 Veteran’s Heroic Service

Al Salazar, 93 of Wall Township, was 20 years old when he served under both General Omar Bradley and Lt. General George Patton in World War II. He landed in Europe 73 years ago last week.

Congressman Chris Smith joined Salazar’s family in honoring his service by presenting him the medals he earned, but had not received, during a ceremony at the Xanadu senior condominium club house in Wall Township.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Veterans, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith to hold forum for students interested in attending Military Academies

Congressman Chris Smith and Freeholder Lillian Burry

Congressman Chris Smith announced that he is holding a Service Academy Information Night on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 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 plays an integral role in training young men and women to become tomorrow’s military leaders and affords them a collegiate education opportunity of the highest quality that is free of financial obligation, providing the student graduates and fulfills his or her service obligation. The academies are:

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Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

House passes Chris Smith anti-abortion bill in advance of D.C. march

WASHINGTON — In advance of this week’s annual anti-abortion march in the nation’s capital, the U.S. House passed legislation Tuesday to permanently ban federal funding for abortion for poor women except in cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother. The measure, which passed largely along party lines, 238-183, was sponsored by Rep. Chris… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments »

Christian refugees escaping ISIS get visit from Congressman Chris Smith

21739992-standard-1WASHINGTON — Thousands of Christians fleeing Islamic State-held territory in Iraq got a visit this week from Rep. Chris Smith. At the invitation of the Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, himself a refugee, Smith (R-4th Dist.) toured a 6,000-person refugee camp among other stops in the Kurdish region of Iraq. In all, about… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, ISIS, Monmouth County News, Syria | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

US Lawmakers, Chinese Dissidents Ask Trump to Pressure Beijing on Rights

8813be09-45f8-4d0b-b103-360b225d535b_cx0_cy5_cw0_w800_h450Some 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 »

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Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Human Rights, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Smith Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

photo-76-630x472Four Monmouth County high school students enrolled in Communications High School in Wall Township were named the winners of the Congressional App Challenge from New Jersey’s 4th District, Congressman Chris Smith announced on Wednesday.

“The App Challenge encourages school students to become active in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, computer science and programming by creating and exhibiting their software applications,” said Smith. “This challenge is an important step to inspire creativity, career skills and teamwork, which can help participating students to be poised for high-tech jobs of the future.”

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Posted: November 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Education, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

Work completed to ease flooding, beach closures near Spring Lake pond

assetcontent-75SPRING LAKE — When the 73-acre Wreck Pond overflows, a decades-long problem, its surge prompts frequent beach closures and carries devastating impacts to the coastal environment and nearby homes. With the completion of a concrete culvert that is part of Gov. Chris Christie administration’s $7.4 million lake restoration project, officials are a step closer to improving… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Work completed to ease flooding, beach closures near Spring Lake pond

Congressman Smith to NJ Transist: Don’t allow JCP&L power lines

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NEWARK, N.J.—Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) testified today before the New Jersey Transit Corporation Board of Directors in an effort to convince the agency to reject the Jersey Central Power & Light Co (JCP&L) application to utilize the transit agency’s right-of-way for the proposed “Monmouth County Reliability Project.” JCP&L has proposed the 10-mile-long transmission line be placed through residential neighborhoods along NJT’s North Jersey Coast line, creating an undue burden for large numbers of people in five Monmouth County municipalities.

“Some may argue that there is little or no adverse health link to exposure to the electromagnetic fields created by these high-voltage lines, and may produce select studies that suggest that,” said Smith, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on global health in his expert testimony. “But there is statistically relevant evidence–including studies–that suggest otherwise.”

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Posted: October 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith’s Statement on Terror Attacks, Arrest

Congressman Chris Smith and Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger

Congressman Chris Smith and Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger at 9-11 Memorial

Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) today commended the work of law enforcement in making a speedy arrest of a terrorist suspect thought to be connected to bombing attacks against targets in New Jersey and New York this past weekend.

“The law enforcement response to the initial pipe bomb attack in Ocean County, NJ at a Marine Corps charity race in Seaside Park and the subsequent attacks in New York and North Jersey, has been commendable in its rapid execution,” Smith said. “The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, State and local police, and especially the arresting officers of the Linden, N.J. Police Department, have performed exemplary in the face of a great danger to the public. I hope the injured officers recover quickly, and that any and all of those responsible for these cowardly attacks will be held to account and face justice.

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Posted: September 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith’s Statement on Terror Attacks, Arrest

Manalapan Kindergarten Teacher is Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence

Congressman Chris Smith and Teresa St. Angelo

Congressman Chris Smith and Teresa St. Angelo

Each year the Library of Congress (LoC) chooses a Teacher-in-Residence to serve in Washington for one year. For the 2016-2017 school year, that one person will be Teresa St. Angelo of Freehold Township, N.J., Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) said today.

Teresa St. Angelo, a kindergarten teacher in Manalapan will work with its Educational Outreach office to help teachers and school librarians incorporate the Library’s digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. The Educational Outreach office is responsible for directing and developing the Library’s efforts to make its resources accessible, relevant and compelling to the nation’s K-12 community to bring the Library’s resources to classrooms across the country.

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Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Education, Freehold, Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Manalapan Kindergarten Teacher is Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence