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Rep Chris Smith condemns the violence at U.S. Capitol

Congressman Chris Smith, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives in New Jersey history, issued the following statement condemning the criminal acts of violence at the United States Capitol today: “I unequivocally condemn the assault on the Capitol today and those who committed violence, vandalism and other crimes should be prosecuted to the…

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Chris Smith, about to begin 21st term, awaits passage of his 48th law

By David Wildstein Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Hamilton) has authored 47 different laws during his 40 years as the congressman from New Jersey’s 4th district, with one more passed in the final hours of the 116th Congress awaiting the signature of President Donald Trump. The New Jersey Republican begins his record-setting 21st term in the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Rep. Smith anti-Semitism bill headed to President’s desk

Would create ambassador position to combat anti-Semitism  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, at the very last legislative session of the 116th Congress, the House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) that would elevate the State Department’s Anti-Semitism Special Envoy position—first created by Smith’s legislative provisions in 2004—to an Ambassadorship, giving more clout to address…

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Rep. Smith’s Outdoor Therapy For Veterans Bill Signed Into Law

Said one U.S. veteran: “When the depression, anxiety and PTSD creeps back in, I know just what to do: Strap on a pack and get outside.” By Carly Baldwin, Patch Staff Legislation authored by this area’s Congressman, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), to help veterans heal through outdoor recreational therapy, has now been signed into law by President…

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Rep Smith on Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020

Smith statement as House debates Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020 November 30, 2020 Insider NJ The following are excerpts of remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) in the House of Representatives during debate on H.R. 8428, Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020 on November 18, 2020: Madam Speaker,  I urge…

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Rep Smith thanks voters and volunteers for reelection victory

Rep. Smith released the following statement regarding the November 2020 election: It continues to be a true honor to represent the people of New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District.  Helping people, solving problems, here and around the globe could not be more rewarding. I want to thank the fine people of Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties…

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Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

Today—October 28th—marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law that I authored to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world. The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international strategy and established numerous new programs to Protect victims, Prosecute traffickers and to the extent…

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Chris Smith crushes scripted opponent at debate

Schmid stands by smears in her mailers, as Dems forewarned   On multiple issues covered in an hour-long forum hosted by the Asbury Park Press, Rep. Chris Smith, the 20-term incumbent in New Jersey’s Fourth District, crushed his challenger highlighting his record of legislative accomplishment and his bipartisanship as a problem solver. Early in the…

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Smith and Van Drew propose Social Security Increases for Seniors

October 16, 2020 New Jersey’s Republican congressmen, Chris Smith (NJ-4) and Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2) today proposed legislation that would retroactively grant a cost of living (COLA) increase to senior citizens collecting social security for 2020 and further increase seniors’ income in 2021, according to an announcement from Smith office. The Social Security Administration this…

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