Rep. Chris Smith with veteran journalist Brian Ross of the legal news website "Law and Crime.com" on its October 1, 2021 episode regarding his ride-share safety bill, Sami's Law. The legislation, which passed the House but was stalled in the U.S. Senate, is named after the late Sami Josephson, a University of South Carolina student from Smith's congressional district. Sami was a victim of a man posing as an Uber driver.
Has Hong Kong been forgotten by the Biden Administration?
October 15, 2021
At a Capitol Hill hearing yesterday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, denounced the deteriorating state of civil and political freedoms in Hong Kong. Joined by a panel of five distinguished witnesses, Smith demanded accountability for Hong Kong officials beholden to Communist China for their crackdown on civil liberties. Click here or on the below image to watch the hearing. The hearing was held on the eve of the second anniversary of the passage i... More
Asbury Park Press story on Smith's law, Sept. 29 hearing to help 'Left Behind' parents victimized by int'l child abductions'This is not going away: Red Bank lawyer says US must use Goldman Act to return kids'
October 12, 2021
Legislation supported by Smith to forgive federal Sandy disaster loans for NJ towns passes House, signed into law
October 4, 2021
Legislation supported by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to forgive federal Community Disaster Loans (CDL) for New Jersey towns devastated by Superstorm Sandy—including an estimated $8 million in loans for municipalities in Smith’s district in Monmouth and Ocean counties—passed the House of Representatives and was signed into law late last week as part of a stopgap measure to avoid a government shutdown. “The historic devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy required us to do everything to rebuild, inclu... More
Smith's remarks for the Alzheimer's Association 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's
October 3, 2021
Law and Crimes news website reports on fight to pass Sami's Law'Brian Ross Investigates' show focuses on Josephson family's commitment to keep Sami's memory alive, Smith's House-passed 'ride-share' bill
October 2, 2021