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Rep Smith Receives National Police Defense Foundation Award

Rep Smith was recognized as “2021 Legislator of the Year” by the National Police Defense Foundation for “outstanding legislative support on behalf of law enforcement” and for his many laws to combat human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.  The National Police Defense Foundation today awarded Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) with their 2021 Legislator of…

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Rep. Smith on Afghans Brought to U.S.: ‘Reliable Information on Some, Perhaps Many, Who Got Parole, Wasn’t Available to Conduct a Meaningful Background Check’

By Terence P. Jeffrey ( – Rep. Chris Smith (R.-N.J.) said while questioning Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday that “reliable information” was not available to “conduct a meaningful background check” on “some, perhaps many” of the Afghan evacuees who were granted parole to come into the United States….

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Rep Smith reflects 20 years after 9/11

This morning Rep. Smith spoke with family members and friends of those who perished on 9/11 during Monmouth County’s September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook where the Manhattan skyline can be seen in the distance. The loss of life twenty years ago today, including 147 individuals from Monmouth County, and the profound…

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