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 | 2 Comments »
By Robert Romano
By last count, Republicans lost at least 32 seats in the House in the midterm elections, and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is once again poised to be elected House Speaker. This means all legislation will now have to be worked out between a Democratic House and a Republican Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
To navigate these new waters in 2019, President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to negotiate but he must remember that his greatest leverage could come in the House minority if he wishes to plot a more conservative path.admin | Filed under: Donald Trump, Opinion | Tags: Americans for Limited Government, OpEd, Opinion, President Donald Trump, Robert Romano | 3 Comments »
Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections | Tags: Bob Hugin, New Jersey, President Donald Trump | 2 Comments »
Bob Hugin, successful all of his life, would be a Great Senator from New Jersey. He has my complete and total Endorsement! Get out and Vote for Bob.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2018
Trump-haters need to understand something… Growing up in New Jersey, I remember what New York City was like in the 70s and 80s. Rudy Giuliani went in there and cleaned it up and made it safe for everyone. Rudy was a brilliant politician, though I think when he was mayor he was on his third wife. But I didn’t support Giuliani for my father, I supported him for mayor because he got the job done.admin | Filed under: Donald Trump, Opinion | Tags: Joe Schilp, Opinion, President Donald Trump, Trump Accomplishments | 7 Comments »
President Donald Trump has been almost universally criticized by the Washington political and punditry elites, on both the left and right, for his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet his approval rating went up, in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last night.
The four day nationwide survey of 900 registered started a day before the Trump/Putin summit. The pollsters reported that there was little difference in the results before and after the heads of state.
The 45% approval rating is the highest of Trump’s presidency. It is up 1% from a June WSJ/NBC survey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Donald Trump, News | Tags: Donald Trump, President Donald Trump, Putin, Russian, Vladimir Putin, WSJ/NBC poll | Comments Off on After horrible week of media coverage, Trump’s approval rating goes up
In an interview with FoxNews’s Shannon Bream on Friday night, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith called for the Russian officials who have been indicted for meddling in American elections to be red noticed by Interpol. A red notice is a request by the Justice Department to the international law enforcement agency to locate and arrest an individual for the purpose of extradition.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Russia, Russian Federation | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, FoxNews, hacking, Human Trafficking, Interpol, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Pyotr Tolstoi, Red Notice, Russian Duma, Russian election meddling, Shannon Bream, Vladimir Putin | 5 Comments »
Congressman Chris Smith (R,NJ-4) is leading a congressional delegation in a bilateral meeting with Russian lawmakers, including Pyotr Tolstoi, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma (parliament) during a four day conference which starts on Saturday, July 7, in Berlin.
The meeting is part of the 27th Annual Session of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Parliamentary Assembly.
The bilateral meeting with Russian lawmakers comes nine days before President Donald J. Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Donald Trump, Human Rights, Human Trafficking | Tags: anti-semitism, Berlin, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, NJ 4, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, President Donald Trump, Pyotr Tolstoi, Russian State Duma, Vladimir Putin | Comments Off on Congressman Smith To Lead Dialogue With Russian Lawmakers
Congressman Chris Smith today called upon his colleagues in the U.S. Senate to take swift action on a series of bills that passed this House this week which boost the federal response to the opioid crisis with support for victims and service providers.
The legislation passed this weeks targets $3.3 billion in funding that was part of the 2018 omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Trump earlier this year.
“As the opioid epidemic continues to proliferate, our efforts to treat and prevent this disease at the federal level must be redoubled,” Smith said. “This crisis requires a more aggressive and comprehensive response to the problem, which is exactly what this package of bills will accomplish. The Senate needs to pass this legislation as quickly as possible—the severity of the crisis demands it.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Heroin, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, 2018 omnibus bill, Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Leonard Lance, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opioid Addiction Crisis, President Donald Trump | Comments Off on Congressman Smith urges Senate to pass legislation combating opioid crisis
Posted: June 12th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez | Tags: 2018 elections, Bob Mendendez, New Jersey, North Korea, President Donald Trump | 4 Comments »
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) June 12, 2018
Governor Phil Murphy issued a press release this afternoon in which he thanked the federal government for disaster aid associated with the March 6 and 7 winter storm that impacted Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset counties and kept much of the area in the dark with extended power outages.
Murphy did not mentioned President Donald Trump or FEMA administer Brock Long by name in the release. Former Governor Chris Christie regularly mentioned President Obama when thanking Washington for disaster assistance.
It was nice of the governor to mention the Republicans in New Jersey’s congressional delegation while thanking them for help with “the Trump Administration.”
Murphy has yet to sign the sport betting bill.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: FEMA, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, NJ Sports Betting, President Donald Trump | 1 Comment »