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Schmid gets crushed in APP debate with Smith

Stephanie Schmid, the truth challenged Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district, was once again exposed and a blatant liar this afternoon during a facebook live debate hosted by the Asbury Park Press.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Letter: Chris Smith Saved My Brother’s Life

Dan McNamara and Rep Chris Smith

As the election comes upon us, and in response to certain statements made by Congressman Chris Smith’s opponent, Stephanie Schmidt, we have been made aware that Ms. Schmidt has been campaigning on a platform comprised, at least in part, of deceptive untruths regarding the Congressman Chris Smith’s response to the Covid issue.  Contrary to Ms. Schmidt’s claims to the contrary, Congressman Smith has been a champion for those battling the Covid-19 virus; and through his intercedence saved my brother’s life. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Smith Endorsed by National Wildlife Federation Action Fund

The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith has been endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund, his campaign announced.

A leading national environmental organization, the National Wildlife Federation works to promote clean water and energy initiatives and advocates for solutions to protect and restore wildlife habitats.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Oh Schmid!

Stephanie admits accepting illegal campaign contributions

Stephanie Schmid

Truth challenged congressional candidate lies to FEC about her $100K loan

Stephanie Schmid, the lawyer known for defending the human rights of criminal corporate polluters and for lying to Monmouth and Ocean County Democrats about her ability to raise money, has admitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that she accepted campaign contributions from prohibited entities and that she accepted contributions that exceed the legal limit.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Schmid’s dishonesty disqualifies her from public service

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Congressman Chris Smith in a pre-pandemic photo

By Senator Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr

I am tremendously proud of my friend and our Congressman Chris Smith who consistently rises above the noise and clatter of politics and personally goes the extra mile to help people in desperate situations.

During this pandemic Chris Smith has done it again—he has literally saved lives.  He’s not just saved the lives of countless unknown people who did not get sick because of the PPE Chris was able to secure for first responders and medical providers.  But he’s saved really sick patients whose families called their congressman because they were desperate for answers, medication, and approvals for treatment in a healthcare system that was overwhelmed.  Chris Smith came through for them. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Smith’s Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act Advances

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith introduced the Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives on September 29. On October 1, 2020 the bill passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Smith’s remarks on the bill are as follows:

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Smith hails reauthorization of his Stem Cell Research law

Julis “Dr J” Erving joined Congressman Chris Smith at a 2005 press conference calling for the passage of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act

The House of Representatives debated today the reauthorization of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act, legislation authored by Congressman Chris Smith in 2005 and reauthorized in 2015. The chamber is expected to pass the bill without opposition later this week.

Smith was unable to participate in the floor debate because he was in New Jersey for the funeral of his mother-in-law, Margaret Hahn, the former borough clerk of Sayreville.

Smith entered the following remarks into the Congressional Record, on behalf of his bill:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Smith hails reauthorization of his Stem Cell Research law

Veterans and Environmentalists Praise Smith’s Legislation

Legislation authored by Congressman Chris Smith that would expand the access to federal lands for the purposes of veterans’ medical therapy passed in the House of Representatives yesterday as part of a package of veterans legislation, the Veterans’ COMPACT Act.

New Jersey’s Veterans and Environmental leadership applauded the legislation and Rep Smith’s leadership.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 24th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Environment, Veterans | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Veterans and Environmentalists Praise Smith’s Legislation

Family credits Chris Smith with saving COVID-19 patient’s life

Kevin McNamara, a 60 year old attorney who lives in Avon-by-the Sea, was hospitalized with COVID-19 on March 28. Last Thursday, after 174 days of isolation in three different hospitals and a rehab facility, McNamara was sent home to continue his long road to recovery.

Kevin’s brother Dan, an engineer who lives in Essex County, credits Congressman Chris Smith with saving Kevin’s life.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Postal workers endorse Smith for reelection in CD-4

photo courtesy of Trenton Metro Area Local-American Postal Workers Union

New Jersey’s State Postal Workers union, and its local affiliate, issued their endorsement of Congressman Chris Smith for reelection on Friday. Smith represents the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey which includes most of Monmouth County and parts of Mercer and Ocean Counties.

“New Jersey’s postal workers are proud to endorse our friend, the hardworking Congressman Chris Smith for re-election,” NJ State Postal Workers Union President and Trenton Metro Area Local President Bill Lewis said. “For many years—especially this year with the COVID-19 crisis—Rep. Smith has been a consistent champion for postal workers, advocating for a safer and better work environment. Chris has been tenacious, fighting for PPE for our postal workers, supporting essential emergency relief and maintaining operational equipment so that our men and women on the frontlines can continue to serve our customers safely and effectively,” Lewis added.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »