Congressman Chris Smith welcomes Jar of Hope founders Jim and Karen Raffone of Manalapan, parents of Jamesy, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a terminal disease, at the completion of their October 2020 “Walk for Their Lives” 263-mile walk from Washington, D.C. to Old Bridge to benefit children with Duchenne. Smith has worked with the family since 2014 for better public awareness, federal policy and research funding.
APP article on Monmouth parents of child w Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Smith trying to assist'Manalapan charity wants to raffle car online; state says no'
November 20, 2020
Floor Speeches and Congressional Record Statements
Smith statement on the Belarus Democracy, Human Rights and Sovereignty Act being debated by the House
November 17, 2020
Statement on Chinese Gov't removal of four elected pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers
November 12, 2020
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), author of the House-passed Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” said: “the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) forced removal of four duly elected pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong’s Legislative Council is outrageous, unjustified and absolutely dishonorable and tells the world that human rights and the rule of law are a cruel joke under the dictatorship of Xi Jinping.” Smith continued, “Today’s mass resignation of all the remaining pro-democracy lawmakers to prote... More
On Veterans Day, Smith’s 15th veterans law goes to White House… VFW, Sierra Club praise Smith billSmith’s outdoor therapy vets bill clears Senate
November 11, 2020
On the eve of the Veterans’ Day holiday, legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to help veterans heal through outdoor recreational therapy cleared the Senate and was on its way to the President’s desk for signing and implementation. Smith’s bipartisan Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act (H.R. 2435), which was endorsed by more than 120 veteran service organizations, outdoor recreation groups and conservation organizations, will provide increased access to federal lands for the p... More
The Monitor of Trenton'As trafficking law turns 20, Rep. Smith fears pandemic fosters child exploitation'
November 1, 2020