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Rep Smith Leads On Police Reform

Congressman Chris Smith, House of Representative portrait

Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District is an original cosponsor of the JUSTICE Act, comprehensive legislation which was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The legislation would build safer communities by ensuring greater transparency and accountability in policing.

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Conforti takes the gloves off in CD-4 Dem primary

By Art Gallagher

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Rep Smith: President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities is an Important Step Forward

Congressman Chris Smith

By Congressman Chris Smith

In signing an executive order on policing today—Safe Policing, For Safe Communities—President Trump said that “reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals.”

This is an important step forward.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Law Enforcement, Opinion, Race | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rep Smith: President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities is an Important Step Forward

Rep Smith honored for bi-partisan leadership


Congressman Chris Smith has been awarded distinguished honors twice in the past month for his willingness to reach across the aisle in order to get things done.

On June 9, 2020, Smith was recognized with the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during a virtual celebration marking their inaugural recognition of congressional leaders.

The Chamber describes the new award as follows:

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On the brutal murder of George Floyd

By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

The murder of George Floyd while in custody by a Minneapolis police officer demands justice—and an absolute recommitment by law enforcement and policymakers to always ensure that any person taken into custody is treated with respect, nonviolence and professionalism. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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