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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

Smith’s bill would allow Americans to sue China for COVID-19 related losses

Congressman Chris Smith

Legislation introduced by Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Ron Wright (R-TX) on Friday would strip China and other countries of their sovereign immunity if they intentionally made misrepresentations regarding the coronavirus, thereby allowing U.S. citizens, businesses and local government to sue those governments for the deaths, pain and suffering, and economic losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith’s bill would allow Americans to sue China for COVID-19 related losses

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

Keady having conversations about running for Congress as an Independent

Jim Keady, photo via facebook

Jim Keady sat down and shut up for three months after dropping out of the race for the Democrat nomination for the House seat in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District. Now he says he’s having conversations about entering the race as a third party candidate.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keady having conversations about running for Congress as an Independent

The world deserves a better, totally transparent and accountable, WHO

Congressman Chris Smith

By Chris Smith

            Seventy-two years ago, this week—on April 7, 1948—the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded to organize global responses to infectious disease pandemics that respect no national boundaries.

Its effectiveness depends heavily on the good will of its member states, and the competence and trustworthiness of its leadership.

The coronavirus pandemic revealed China’s malign influence on the leadership of WHO, and a glaring accountability and transparency deficit at WHO centered around Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The world deserves a better, totally transparent and accountable, WHO