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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 (CNSNews.com) – 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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Congressman wants more information on vetting of Afghan refugees following base tour

Nicolette White, Burlington County Times JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – A New Jersey congressman says many questions remain unanswered about the vetting process of Afghan refugees housed here after touring the base Thursday. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican whose 4th district includes Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, toured the base with Gov. Phil Murphy and other members of…

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Rep Smith: Create ‘humanitarian corridors’

Americans must be able to reach the airport in Kabul by Rep Chris Smith Washington Times The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has handed over an entire nation to unspeakable cruelty, violence, terrorism, and egregious abuse of women and girls. Safe passage out of Afghanistan for thousands of Americans and our allies, including Afghan…

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Rep. Chris Smith on the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban

New Jersey Globe August 16 2021 5:19 pm The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has handed over an entire nation to unspeakable cruelty, violence, terrorism and egregious abuse of women and girls. Safe passage out of Afghanistan of Americans and our allies including Afghan translators, their families and other former U.S.  employees at high risk…

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House passes Congressman Smith’s amendments to appropriate a million for autism research and Lyme programs

Lakewood News Network Three bipartisan amendments offered by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to enhance federal support for autism research and Lyme disease programs passed the House of Representatives as part of an en bloc amendment this week during consideration of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R….

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Reps Smith and Sires introduced legislation to extend U.S. passports’ expiration date by one year

Backlog spurs long wait to get a passport renewed Jonathan D. Salant – For Times of Trenton As coronavirus-related travel restrictions subside, Americans wishing to travel overseas face a new hurdle: Their passports are expiring and a huge backlog of applications means it will take months to get new ones. The State Department’s website says…

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Rep Smith challenges Olympics sponsor Coca-Cola for failing to condemn Chinese human rights abuses

Coca-Cola, Which Opposed Georgia’s Voter Law, Dodged Questions on Chinese Repression NEWSWEEK BY AILA SLISCO ON 7/28/21 Republican lawmakers blasted Coca-Cola for not demanding that the 2022 Winter Olympics be moved from China over alleged human rights violations on Tuesday, months after the company condemned Georgia’s restrictive voting law. Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey said that…

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