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Smith Applauds Trump’s Crackdown on China

Congressman Chris Smith witnesses President Donald Trump signing an Executive Order
for Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States.
Jan. 31, 2020 .
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4), a forty year critic of China and champion of human rights throughout the world, today applauded President Donald J. Trump for “doing what previous presidents have failed to do” by sanctioning China for violating the “one country, two systems” treaty and ending democratic freedom for the people of Hong Kong.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: China, Chris Smith, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Smith Applauds Trump’s Crackdown on China

Chris Smith, local fishermen, and for-hire boat captains celebrate reopening of delayed fishing season


Rep. Chris Smith, center, stops in at the Reel Seat tackle shop in Brielle, NJ Saturday.  On Instagram, Reel Seat praised Smith for “fighting hard for our right to fish!”

POINT PLEASANT, NJ – After working through the week to win a safe easing of the COVID-19 restrictions on the for-hire fishing boats, Rep. Chris Smith met with captains and customers early Saturday morning as they boarded local vessels and kicked-off the 2020 fluke fishing season.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Chris Smith, local fishermen, and for-hire boat captains celebrate reopening of delayed fishing season

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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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.

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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