Congressman Smith Tours Storm Damage In CD-4

Congressman Chris Smith toured storm damage sites in Wall Township and Howell Township yesterday afternoon to prepare his appeal to the Trump Administration for federal assistance in the recovery, if Governor Phil Murphy asks the President for FEMA’s assistance, as expected.

Smith said his letter to President Trump is already written and that he is prepared to work for federal reimbursement as soon as Governor Murphy makes the request.  The knowledge he gained on yesterday’s tour will help him make his case to Trump Administration officials and FEMA when he meets with them to appeal for federal funds.

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Posted: August 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, FEMA, Flooding, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No 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

President Trump nominates Christie ally to Appeals Court

Paul B. Matey

President Donald J. Trump today announced the nomination of Paul B. Matey of Roseland, NJ to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

A 2001 graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Matey was former Governor Chris Christie’s Deputy Chief Counsel and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney during Christie’s tenure as the chief federal prosecutor in New Jersey.  He is currently the Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of University Hospital in Newark.

Prior to entering Seton Hall Law, Matey worked in marketing for the comic-book division of Marvel Entertainment, according to his LinkedIn profile. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on President Trump nominates Christie ally to Appeals Court

How Trump administration ended great Jersey fish fight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration sided with New Jersey Tuesday in a dispute over catch limits for summer flounder that threatened to shut down the entire fishing season. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross approved the state’s Marine Fisheries Council proposal for 24 fewer fishing days but a larger minimum size for fish, rather than the limits… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Trump administration ended great Jersey fish fight

Head of ICE in N.J.: Rules of engagement have changed

NEWARK–As the Trump administration expands its aggressive enforcement efforts against those who may have entered this country illegally, John Tsoukaris is responsible for implementing the president’s new policies in New Jersey. Tsoukaris, the Newark Field Office Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said the administration’s executive order that… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Head of ICE in N.J.: Rules of engagement have changed

Trump ends transgender bathroom protections in schools

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Stepping into an emotional national debate, the administration came down on the side of states’ rights, lifting federal guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Trump says he may find a job for Christie in the end

TRENTON — President-elect Donald Trump said during a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that Gov. Chris Christie may end up working in his administration after all. “At some point, we’re going to do something with Chris,” Trump said in a report the newspaper published late Monday. “Don’t forget: We have a lot of positions,”… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Trump Administration | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

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 »

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

Christie says he will complete his term

Governor Chris Christie says he’s not joining the Trump Administration any time soon.

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According to a report on Observer-PolitickerNJ,  Christie told the closing luncheon of the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention, that he intend to serve his full term.

“I have every intention of serving out my full term as governor. I have said that from the beginning,” Christie said. “I hope that you notice the words that he used on election night. They were his and he chose them carefully. He wants to unite this country and bring people together,” he added of Trump.

“I’m not worried and I’m not nearly as preoccupied as the people who cover me and some of the people who are attempting to follow me about where exactly this will go,” he said.

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Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »