Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), who was one of the leaders in bringing the new KC-46 Pegasus tankers to JBMDL, was invited by the Air Force to address base and community members at the welcoming ceremony for the first two KC-46 at JB-MDL in November 2021. One new plane should arrive approximately each month in 2022.
Excerpts of remarks at March for LifeRep. Smith: “With fresh hope...we are at the tipping point”
January 21, 2022
The following are excerpts of remarks by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) at the March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 21st: Special thanks to the March for Life—and Jeanne Mancini—for providing this amazing opportunity to again rally to protect women and babies from the violence of abortion. We meet this year with fresh hope and heightened expectation that by at least affirming the Mississippi pro-life law—and perhaps going even further—the Supreme Court may soon take a powerful step towar... More
Army Corps said Smith’s intervention was ‘perfectly timed’Smith: $30.2 million from bipartisan infrastructure legislation will fund critical beach replenishment for Jersey shore towns
January 19, 2022
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) today announced $30.2 million in federal dollars from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—the bipartisan infrastructure legislation he supported and voted for in early November—will help fund critical beach replenishment for Jersey shore towns in the Fourth Congressional District that have suffered serious beach erosion. The long-awaited federal funding—which will replenish beaches from the Manasquan Inlet to the Barnegat Inlet—finally came through after Smith w... More
Asbury Park Press article:'Texas synagogue attack: NJ leaders call it 'disgrace' against 'co-existence' '
January 18, 2022
On the tragic hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Texas
January 16, 2022
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, today issued the following statement on the tragic hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Texas: “I am grateful and relieved that all hostages from Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, have been freed unharmed. I thank the FBI and local law enforcement for their professionalism and their role in bringing an end to this tragic drama. It reminds us, however, that we have seen an ... More
Growing concerns Olympic uniforms manufactured with forced laborSmith presses International Olympic Committee to prove uniforms not made with forced labor in China
January 14, 2022
In a bipartisan letter released this week, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), together with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), pressed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to prove Olympic uniforms are not made with forced labor from China’s Xinjiang Region—where the Chinese Communist Party is committing genocide against predominantly-Muslim Uyghurs and other Central Asian minorities. The letter to IOC President Thomas Bach comes after the Committee entered contracts ahead of the... More