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On the passing of Jack Rafferty, a great mayor and friend

Hamilton Mayor Jack Rafferty, background, celebrating Chris Smith’s first election to Congress

By Rep. Chris Smith

Jack Rafferty was an extraordinary leader—a visionary and doer of great deeds—especially for the people of Hamilton Township. He was smart, tenacious, selfless and had a sense of humor that always brought a smile to anyone he met. 

He was kind and caring—and had a great big heart.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 18th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Smith calls on Army Corp and DEP to address 18′ cliffs on beach

Lt Col David Park, Congressman Chris Smith, Ocean County Commissioner Joe Vicari and Bay Head Mayor Bill Curtis on the dunes in Bay Head, NJ Feb 12, 2021

Congressman Chris Smith met on the dunes in Bay Head on Friday with officials from the Army Corp of Engineers, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and local leaders from Bay Head and Ocean County to address the 18 foot cliff that developed as a result of Winter Storm Orlena.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 14th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Smith, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Ocean County | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Congress honors Officer Brian Sicknick

By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Words are inadequate to convey my sorrow over the murder of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick who courageously fought the violent mob that stormed the Capitol building on January 6th.

This morning I joined his family, law enforcement officers and my congressional colleagues at a solemn ceremony in the US Capitol honoring Officer Sicknick.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 3rd, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Congress honors Officer Brian Sicknick

A cry for survival and justice for unborn baby girls and boys

Unborn children need the President of the United States to be their friend and advocate—not another powerful adversary. 

Congressman Chris Smith's remarks to the virtual March for Life rally

Posted by More MonmouthMusings on Friday, January 29, 2021

By Rep Chris Smith

Excerpts from Smith’s remarks at the March for Life rally, January 29, 2021

Just like today, both Presidents Clinton and Obama came into office with Democrat majorities in both houses and sweeping plans to eviscerate all pro-life laws and policies.

And there were significant pro-life setbacks—but pro-lifers absolutely refused to quit or go away.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 29th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Abortion, Chris Smith | Tags: , , | Comments Off on A cry for survival and justice for unborn baby girls and boys

Smith applauds Fed grant to support NJ vaccination sites

Congressman Chris Smith

Federal dollars flow from legislation he supported

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) applauded this week’s announcement that the federal government is sending $216,000,000 to New Jersey to reimburse the state for vaccination efforts against COVID-19.

“I greatly welcome this important federal reimbursement to assist New Jersey’s six mega sites in the distribution of vaccines,” said Congressman Smith.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 26th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19 | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Rep Chris Smith drops twitter

Congressman Chris Smith deactivated his twitter account over the weekend.

Smith’s office put out the following statement regarding the account which had over 30,000 followers yet was infrequently updated:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 18th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , | 8 Comments »

Smith’s anti-Semitism bill becomes law

Congressman Chris Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building on an amendment he wrote in 2004 to create a Special Envoy to combat anti-Semitism, this week Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) successfully pushed enactment of his Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act that expands the authority of the office and elevates the Envoy to that of Ambassador-at-Large, granting the position added clout to fight the rise in worldwide anti-Semitism.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 15th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks regarding the impeachment of President Trump

Congressman Chris Smith

With just 7 days remaining in his term, today’s highly partisan rush to impeach the President is being done without knowing the whole truth which takes time, effort and serious scrutiny to establish.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 13th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 25 Comments »

Rep Smith’s statement on the murder of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick

USCP Officer Brian D. Sicknick

Congressman Chris Smith issued the following statement today regarding the murder of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick’s murder:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 8th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Rep Smith’s statement on the murder of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick

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

Congressman Chris Smith

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 greatest extent of the law.  

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 6th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Rep Chris Smith condemns the violence at U.S. Capitol