“I welcome the President’s announcement. We need to immediately restore essential government functions—which I have repeatedly voted to do in recent weeks—while allowing more time to negotiate for funding to secure our border, which I voted for in December.
“In 2006, I and other members from both parties in Congress—including then-Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—voted for the Secure Fence Act to authorize a physical barrier where applicable on our Southern border. The bill became law but was never adequately implemented, and by neglecting for years to build a border wall, we have placed a greater burden on the safety of our border security personnel and put undue stress on a primary function of government—keeping our citizens safe.
During his remarks to the 2019 March for Life in Washington last week, before a crowd estimated to be over 200,000 people, Congressman Chris Smith thanked President Donald Trump for his commitment to veto any legislation that advances abortion and pledged to lead the caucus that would prevent the over-ride of any such veto.
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:
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.”
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.
Callista Gingrich, Ambassador to the Holy See, Rep Chris Smith and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for the bill signing ceremony
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.
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.
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.