Congressman Chris Smith’s bill requiring the President to appoint an ambassador level envoy at the State Department to combat anti-Semetism bill, the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, overwhelmingly passed in the House of Representatives during the 115th Congress, but did not make it through the Senate. Smith re-introduced the bill today in the 116th Congress. His remarks about the bill on the House floor:admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: 116th Congress, anti-semitism, Congressman Chris Smith, House of Representatives, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act | 1 Comment »
President Donald J. Trump signed Congressman Chris Smith’s latest Anti-Human Trafficking bill, “the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018,” this evening before his national address from the Oval Office.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Frederick Douglas Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Sex and Labor Trafficking | 1 Comment »
In a phone interview with MMM this morning, Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ 4, said that published reports by New Jersey Globe and SaveJersey claiming that he voted with Democrats to reopen the federal government without funding a wall for our southern border are incomplete and inaccurate.
“I am a strong supporter of securing our southern border, including the wall–I voted for $5.7 billion for the wall in December-– and have been throughout my career,” Smith said. “The bill I voted for yesterday, H J Res 1, would fund the only Department of Homeland Security and only until February 9.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Build the wall, Congressman Chris Smith, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Donald Trump, Immigration, NewJerseyGlobe, President Trump, SaveJersey.com | 6 Comments »
By Congressman Chris Smith
Mihrigul Tursun said she pleaded with God to end her life as her Chinese jailers increased the electrical currents coursing through her body. Tursun, a Muslim Uighur whose escape led her to the United States in September, broke down weeping at a Nov. 28 congressional hearing as she recounted her experience in one of China’s infamous political “ re-education centers.”
It is an appalling story but one that is all too familiar as existential threats to religious freedom rise in President Xi Jinping’s China. The world can’t ignore what’s happening there. We must all stand up and oppose these human rights violations.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party has undertaken the most comprehensive attempt to manipulate and control — or destroy — religious communities since Chairman Mao Zedong made the eradication of religion a goal of his disastrous Cultural Revolution half a century ago. Now Xi, apparently fearing the power of independent religious belief as a challenge the Communist Party’s legitimacy, is trying to radically transform religion into the party’s servant, employing a draconian policy known as sinicization.
Under sinicization, all religions and believers must comport with and aggressively promote communist ideology — or else.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Opinion | Tags: China, China's War on Religion, Congressman Chris Smith, Global Magnitsky Act, Op-Ed, Opinion, President Xi Jinping, Religion, Senator Marco Rubio, sinicization | 1 Comment »
President Donald Trump signed two bills crafted by Congressman Chris Smith into law on Tuesday: a five-year, $30 billion extension of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, legislation to ensure ISIS genocide victims in Iraq and Syria receive humanitarian relief and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Christianity, Donald Trump, News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, news, President Donald Trump, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Vice President Mike Pence | 6 Comments »
By Congressman Chris Smith
President Bush was not only a hero of World War II—brave, tenacious fearless and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism under fire—but he was also an extraordinary family man who deeply loved his wife Barbara and family and spent his entire public life pursuing peace and an end to the cold war. He inspired selfless public service—a thousand points of light—and generosity and compassion for others, especially those in need. As both President and Vice President, he visited my district and the biggest takeaway from those experiences as well as working with him in Washington was how gracious and kind and humble he was. Despite being the most powerful political leader on earth, he regarded the issues and solutions to problems as far more important than himself—truly amazing.admin | Filed under: News | Tags: Barbara Bush, Congressman Chris Smith, George H.W. Bush | Comments Off on On the Passing of President George H.W. Bush
Josh Welle did not vote for Nancy Pelosi to become the next Speaker of the House yesterday because he wasn’t invited to the Democrat Caucus meeting in Washington.
Since losing to Congressman Chris Smith on November 6, the sanctimonious semen has been spotted at Alice’s Kitchen in Sea Bright and at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City during the NJ League of Municipalities Convention where he and his former campaign staffers got into some late night drunken texting with Jim Keady, the front runner for the 2020 Democrat nomination in CD-4.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Jim Keady, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, Nancy Pelosi, New Jersey | 2 Comments »
AASKI Technology, Inc. of Tinton Falls has been honored by the Department of Labor with the HIRE Vets Medallion for its leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America’s veterans, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) announced on Thursday.
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act) was supported by Smith and signed into law by President Trump on May 5, 2017. The Act created to program which recognizes and honors small, medium and large employers throughout the nation.
AASKI, a Woman and Minority Owned Business founded in 1997, was one of 239 companies recognized during the demonstration phase of the HIRE VETs program in 2018.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: AASKI Technology, Congressman Chris Smith, Fort Monmouth, HIRE Vets Act, HIRE Vets Medallion, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Fort Monmouth Tech Company Honored For Employing Veterans