Asbury Park Press business briefs'Rep Chris Smith receives inaugural bipartisan award'
Tamara Walker, Asbury Park Press
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., its inaugural “Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship recipient,” citing Smith’s work during the first half of the 116th Congress in 2019-2020. The Jefferson-Hamilton Award is presented to the 20 top members of Congress, apportioned by party, based on the number of bills a member cosponsors introduced by a member of the opposite party. Smith has the second-most bills enacted into law than among all of the sitting 435 members of the House. He is running for his 21st term in the House, representing the Fourth District, which straddles parts of Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer counties.