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Smith: Honoring the victims and brave first responders of 9/11

September 12, 2022, 10:15 am MONMOUTH COUNTY—The following are excerpts of remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) at the Monmouth County September 11th Memorial Ceremony at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands: “We remember today the excruciating shock, pain and horror suffered by those who were murdered—147 from Monmouth County alone—and the anguish felt…

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HOLY SMOKES: Jersey Shore Fire Department Lands $223K Federal Grant

By Jon Craig, Daily Voice A fire department in Monmouth County has received a federal grant to upgrade its equipment. The Belmar Fire Department will receive $223,571 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to replace critical firefighter equipment that in some cases has become dangerously outdated, according to US Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey…

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Congressman Smith: Why I Voted Against The Inflation Reduction Act

Carly Baldwin, Patch MIDDLETOWN, NJ — On Tuesday, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. But on Friday, the day the bill passed the House, Monmouth County Congressman Chris Smith released this scathing statement explaining why he did not vote for it. Smith is the Republican Congressman who represents New Jersey’s Fourth District, which…

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Smith tells Mark Levin: Chinese human rights abuses are powering the ‘Green Economy’

August 4, 20222 Matt Rooney Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ-04) joined Mark Levin this week to discuss an angle of the “Green Economy” push that isn’t getting nearly enough scrutiny: China’s cobalt crusade and the Left’s tacit support for the human rights abuses it engenders. Solar panels and electric car batteries utilize the valuable material, but the…

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Ocean County’s Providence House receives federal support to increase its services

When discerning which projects to bring to the forefront for inclusion in a recent congressional spending bill, U.S. Rep Chris Smith (R-NJ) knew immediately that there was one within the Diocese of Trenton that would be at the top of his list: Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities in Ocean County. The mission of…

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Chris Smith bill to battle human trafficking overwhelmingly approved by House

New Jersey congressman: “Human traffickers never take a holiday, nor can we’ By David Wildstein, July 27 2022 10:04 am Legislation aimed at combatting human trafficking sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Manchester) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by a vote of 401-20. “Human traffickers never take a holiday, nor can we,” said Smith….

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Smith hearing exposes China’s exploitation of children in Africa

Testimony: China-backed cobalt mines in Congo exploit 40,000 child workers By Zelda Caldwell Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2022 China is exploiting children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, forcing them to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars, witnesses at a congressional hearing on human rights violations testified…

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International leaders urged to step up efforts to combat human trafficking

WASHINGTON – The predators engaged in human trafficking “never take a holiday, nor can we,” a U.S congressman who holds a top international anti-trafficking post told world leaders gathered July 2-6 in Birmingham, England. Those “who exploit and abuse vulnerable women, children and men never cease in their nefarious work,” U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J.,…

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House Dems turn down Chris Smith bid to retain education benefits for soldiers who refuse vaccine

By David Wildstein, New Jersey Globe, July 13 2022 A Republican congressman from New Jersey on Tuesday slammed House Democrats for blocking a bid to protect National Guard and Reserve soldiers who refused a COVID-19 vaccination from losing education benefits under the GI Bill. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Manchester) sought to amend the National Defense Authorization Act…

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