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Rep. Smith: Signing of peace accords an historic milestone for Middle East


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Congressman Smith at the White House marking the signing of the peace accords

Washington, DC – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, attended today’s historic signing of the Abraham Peace Accords at the White House with President and Melania Trump, Vice President Pence, Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Middle East, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

State Department releases 20th annual Trafficking in Persons Report

Rep Smith, author of landmark law, recognised for years of fighting Human Trafficking

China scores lowest possible rating, Ireland does poorly 

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump, and U.S. anti-trafficking ambassador John Richmond today at the State Department for the release of the 20th annual “Trafficking in Persons” or TIP Report mandated by Smith’s groundbreaking human trafficking law enacted in 2000.       

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on State Department releases 20th annual Trafficking in Persons Report

Congressman Smith helps 17 escape Peru’s quarantine

Dylan Budnick, 24, of Middletown, vacationing in Peru prior to the countrywide quarantine. Photo courtesy of the Budnick family

Seventeen Americans who were trapped in Peru after the South American country abruptly shut its borders in response to the COVID-19 crisis, have safely returned to their families in the United States, or are on their way home, thanks in large measure to the efforts of Congressman Chris Smith.

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Congressman Chris Smith Fighting For Release Of Americans Held In Iran

Congressman Chris Smith told News12 that he will personally bring the cause of Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang to the attention of Vice President Mike Pence and that he will have Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, testify before his Congressional Committee as part of his effort to secure the release of the American student, and others, from prison in Iran.

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Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Rights, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »