Over the course of his career, Chris has had the privilege of being recognized and honored for his work by an array of independent groups and organizations, each working hard to advance their cause and help the people affected by it.

Click on any organization title below for more information about their recognition of Rep. Smith’s advocacy and support.

Trenton Fire Department
2014 Honorary Trenton Firefighters Award

“For saving jobs of firefighters”

Coptic Solidarity
2014 Leadership Award

“For work on behalf of the Copts and People of Egypt”

China Aid
2012 Defender Award

“For defending religious freedom and the rule of law.”

Easter Seals
2012 Advocacy Award

“Exemplary commitment to advancing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or special needs.”

Refugees International
2012 Congressional Leadership Award

“In recognition of leadership as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights ”

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Spirit of Enterprise Award

“In recognition of support for “pro-job, pro-growth policies””

National PACE Association
NPA 2012 Public Service Award

“In recognition of leadership in efforts to institute & protect Program for All-Inclusive Care program in New Jersey”

Humane Society of the United States
Humane Champion Award

“For protection of animal rights in Congress”

Monmouth County Jewish Federation
2011 Man of Distinction Award

“Presented for work on anti-Semitism, trafficking-in-persons, international parental child abduction and others human rights issues”

First Focus Campaign for Children
“Defender of Children”

“Awarded for his support of pro-children policies”

Flax Trust-America
2011 Leadership Award

“In recognition of leadership and extensive efforts to promote peace and justice in Northern Ireland”

National Association of Community Health Centers
Distinguished Community Health Advocate

“For working to preserve and expand healthcare services for medically-underserved American families”

Trenton Fire Department
2011 Appreciation Award & Honorary Firefighter’s Helmet

“For instrumental role in saving dozens of firefighters’ jobs”

American Jewish Committee
2011 Global Forum Leadership Award

“In recognition of work combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad”

National Association of Community Health Centers
Distinguished Community Health Superhero

“For your efforts…on behalf of America’s Health Centers, and the more than 15 million uninsured and medically underserved Americans who rely on them for affordable, effective primary health care.”

Lyme Research Foundation
Share the Vision Award

“In appreciation for your outstanding commitment to Lyme Disease Research.”

American Jewish Committee
AJC Soviet Jewry Liberty Award

“On the fortieth anniversary of the Soviet Jewry Movement, in recognition of your outspoken, highly effective legislative advocacy in defense of Soviet Jews, and of your unswerving dedication to their rights and dignity.”

American Association of Blood Banks
The President’s Award

“For championing…legislation, which supports the goals of the transfusion medicine and cellular therapies community by helping to save lives and improve care for patients battling life-threatening diseases.”

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Legislator of the Year

“Bestowed in appreciation for outstanding service to community, state and nation, and concern for veterans and their families.”

Marshall Legacy Institute
Public Policy Award

“For outstanding leadership and personal commitment in helping to save and improve lives of people living in war-torn countries.”

St. Francis Medical Center Foundation
Spirit of St. Francis Award

“For his philosophy of caring…a renowned leader in the areas of human rights, religious freedom, veterans’ affairs and health care.”

Spina Bifida Association of America
Congressional Champion

“On behalf of people with Spina Bifida.”

The American Legion
Distinguished Public Service Award

“For his distinguished public service career, as well as his service to the nation’s veterans, including advocacy for quality health care and education.”

Alzheimer’s Association
Chairman’s Leadership Award

“For his leadership of the Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force and his commitment to fighting Alzheimer’s disease.”

National Mental Health Association
Legislator of the Year

“For his tireless work both to improve veterans’ access to mental services and to end discrimination in health insurance against people with mental illness.”

NJ Ancient Order of Hibernians
Hibernians’ Humanitarian Award

“For promoting peace with justice in Ireland.”

Innocents at Risk Child Advocacy Group
Innocents at Risk Award

“For his outstanding commitment and leadership in the fight to stop human trafficking and modern day slavery.”

Leon H. Sullivan Foundation
Government Service Award

“For outstanding leadership in the promotion of human rights and combating modern day slavery.”

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Legislator of the Year

“In recognition of his inspirational service and leadership over the last two decades to combat wounded veterans.”

Naval Civilian Managers Association

“In grateful appreciation for your ongoing support to Navy Lakehurst.”

Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
Legislator of the Year

“For commitment to and leadership on behalf of affordable housing and community development issues in Congress.”

Project Freedom, NJ
June Ronan Angel Award

“For his leadership in human rights, veterans’ rights, autism, and for his support for Americans with disabilities.”