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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: , , , , | Comments Off on Oh Schmid!

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:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Smith’s Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act Advances

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 »

Rep. Smith: Signing of peace accords an historic milestone for Middle East


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Congressman Smith at the White House marking the signing of the peace accords

Washington, DC – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, attended today’s historic signing of the Abraham Peace Accords at the White House with President and Melania Trump, Vice President Pence, Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Middle East, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rep. Smith: Signing of peace accords an historic milestone for Middle East

‘Soldier On’ Veterans Community Breaks Ground in Tinton Falls

Ross Licitra, Executive Director of Monmouth County SPCA and a candidate for freeholder, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Congressman Chris Smith and Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon celebrate the ground breaking of the Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Village in Tinton Falls, a Soldier On project.

Local leaders and supporters of the Veterans community gathered in Tinton Falls on Saturday for the ceremonial ground breaking of a Gordan H. Mansfield Veterans Community. The $23 million, four story community with 70 one bedroom apartments is a project of Soldier On and WinnDevelopment to be built on a 12.6 acre site on Essex Road that was donated by Seabrook Village.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Soldier On’ Veterans Community Breaks Ground in Tinton Falls

American Flags Fly Over NJ Turnpike

Almost 100 area patriots gathered in Robbinsville on September 11 in remembrance of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attack on our nation and to replace the American Flag that the NJ Turnpike Authority had recently removed from an overpass in the Township. The flag has donned that overpass and several others in the 19 years since the attack.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on American Flags Fly Over NJ Turnpike