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Chinese government threatens Chris Smith

The government of China has threatened to inflict pain, including interfering in the upcoming November election, on Congressman Chris Smith and several other Republican lawmakers and officials who are working to hold China responsible for the tragic results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: China, Chris Smith, COVID-19 | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

Rep. Smith: CARES Act Funding Critical for New Jersey Fishing Industry

WASHINGTON, DC—New Jersey’s hard-hit fishing industry, rocked by the coronavirus restrictions that have all but brought their businesses to a standstill, will receive assistance to the tune of $11,337,797 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and economic Security (CARES) Act, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04).

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Rep. Smith: CARES Act Funding Critical for New Jersey Fishing Industry

Smith announces $1.2 million in CARES Act Housing Funds

Congressman Chris Smith addresses the COVID-19 emergency from his Freehold office, April 22, 2020

More than $1.2 million in emergency federal funding has been awarded to local housing authorities in the Fourth Congressional District to expand public housing opportunities and to help local housing facilities meet sterilization standards needed to protect residents during the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) said today. The back-to-back funding comes from two separate programs both boosted by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which Smith supported last month.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Smith announces $1.2 million in CARES Act Housing Funds

Smith Announces $2 Million for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Grant for Ocean and Monmouth Counties


Lynn Regan and her son Daniel Regan of CFC Loud N Clear explain their treatment and recovery mission to Rep. Smith at their Relevance Behavioral Health site in Freehold Borough on Oct. 8.

A $2 million Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service (MHSAS) Grant was awarded to Eatontown-based CPC Behavioral Heathcare Monday, Congressman Chris Smith announced.

The funding follows a $200,000 MHSAS grant awarded to CFC Loud N Clear Foundation in Howell in March.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith Announces $2 Million for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Grant for Ocean and Monmouth Counties

Smith to International lawmakers: The pandemic puts human trafficking victims at higher risk

Sexual predators and human traffickers have not taken a holiday during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Victims need to be rescued and survivors need assistance. Predators are online grooming vulnerable children and women.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Human Trafficking | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Chris Smith’s remarks in favor of the Paycheck Protection and Healthcare Enhancement Act

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Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19 | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Chris Smith’s remarks in favor of the Paycheck Protection and Healthcare Enhancement Act

Congressman Smith addresses the COVID-19 emergency

Congressman Chris Smith recorded this video in his Freehold office today, April 22, before heading to Washington to vote for the next phase of the COVID-19 emergency legislation which is on the docket tomorrow.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Smith-Sires bill would get travelers refunds for cancelled flights

New Jersey Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ4) and Albio Sires (D-NJ-8) have proposed legislation that would require U.S. airlines and travel agents to issue full refunds for travel cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Airlines or agents who do not comply will be ineligible for federal loans or grants under the CARES Act, the $2 trillion stimulus legislation enacted last month in response to the pandemic inspired economic shutdown.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Smith-Sires bill would get travelers refunds for cancelled flights

Smith thanks Taiwan for sending 300,000 masks to NJ 1st responders


Taiwan Consulate photo

The government of Taiwan has sent 300,000 medical masks to New Jersey for use by medical personnel and first responders, 200,000 of which arrived at a Morris County warehouse today, Congressman Chris Smith announced.

“I want to thank the people of democratic Taiwan for standing with us during New Jersey’s hour of need,” said Smith. “As of today, the full shipment has arrived at a NJ warehouse where it can be distributed to our first responders and healthcare professionals on the frontlines throughout the state,” he added. “We in New Jersey—the second hardest-hit state in the union—had previously received 100,000 masks out of one million recently sent to the U.S. by the Taiwanese people, and this additional 200,000 is most welcome and necessary.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith thanks Taiwan for sending 300,000 masks to NJ 1st responders

Troopers and Nurses Get PPE donation thanks to Smith


State Troopers Fraternal Association 1st Vice President Steve Kuhn, on left, and STFA President Wayne Blanchard, on right, receive PPE donated by the Ansell office in Iselin, NJ at the STFA office in Wall Township on Tues., April 14, 2020.

The New Jersey State Troopers union and the Health Care Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE; representing registered nurses and other health care workers) received thousands of donated gloves and suits at their PPE donation site in Manasquan this week, thanks to the efforts of Congressman Chris Smith.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Troopers and Nurses Get PPE donation thanks to Smith