Rep. Smith speaks on the House Floor on the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022—critical anti-trafficking legislation he authored that recently passed the House with overwhelming support in a strong bipartisan vote of 401-20. Among its key provisions, Smith's legislation will reauthorize and enhance successful programs established by the Nation's historic Trafficking Victims Protection Act that he authored in 2000, including shelters, mental health care, education, life skills and job training.
2022: 'Year of unprecedented hunger'
September 28, 2022
The following are excerpts of remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) during debate in the House of Representatives on the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2022 (HR 8446): “I rise to speak in strong support of the bicameral, bipartisan Global Food Security Act (GFSA) of 2022. Today’s vote on Global Food Security will show that we can come together to advance the Good, notwithstanding our differences. For the GFSA is a model of cooperation, from the collaboration between Congresswo... More
Biden’s illegal rule to turn the life-saving, life-enhancing mission of the VA into new venues for abortion on demand
September 28, 2022
The following are excerpts of remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) during debate in the House of Representatives on the Biden Administration’s new Veterans Affairs (VA) abortion policy (S 1198): “As former chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, I have always deeply respected and strongly supported the unique mission of VA healthcare. Comprised of 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatients’ clinics, the VA operates the largest integrated health care network in the world. VA medical pe... More
UN report finds China has committed ‘crimes against humanity’ Smith, Suozzi introduce new legislation calling on UN to investigate Communist China’s horrific human rights abuses against Uyghurs
September 23, 2022
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Uyghur Caucus, together with fellow Co-Chair Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) this week introduced new legislation (H.Res. 1393) calling on the United Nations to investigate the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) horrific human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The legislation comes on the heels of a recent report published by the UN Office of the High Co... More
Smith, House Republican colleagues declare bold ‘Commitment to America’
September 23, 2022
Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) today joined his House Republican colleagues in introducing a new “Commitment to America” focused on the four pillars of building a strong economy, creating a safer nation, ensuring a future built on freedom, and holding the US government accountable. “We are united in this bold commitment to the American people and will continue to work tirelessly to combat the disastrous policies pushed by President Biden that have caused decades-high inflation and have tragica... More
Smith meets with Uyghur activists on third day of hunger strike outside the White House
September 22, 2022
Outside the White House on Wednesday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) met with Uyghur activists—including four Chinese concentration camp survivors—on the third day of their hunger strike calling for the Biden Administration to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its ongoing genocide against the Uyghur people. Smith, who has chaired more than 75 congressional hearings on the Chinese government’s horrific human rights abuses, spoke with those participating in the hunger strike just hours af... More