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Chris Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 4, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
Date Title
July 12, 2016 The Washington Times - Pass the Conscience Protection Act
June 24, 2016 Treasury Action to Sanction DRC Official for Frustrating Elections a Step in the Right Direction
June 22, 2016 Obama Rewrites, Violates Weldon Amendment
June 21, 2016 Obama Refuses to Protect Civil Rights of California Churches
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Prioritize Religious Freedom in Meeting with Indian PM Modi
May 26, 2016 Three Smith Amendments Approved and Advanced to House Floor
May 24, 2016 Obama Abandons Human Rights and Democracy Advocates in Vietnam
May 21, 2016 Smith Says Lifting of Vietnam Arms Embargo Should Be Linked to Improvements in Religious Freedom & Release of All Prisoners of Conscience
May 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerns Regarding Vietnam
May 17, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States-Human Rights Concern in Vietnam
May 16, 2016 High Court Refuses to Accept Obama Administration's Coercion of the Little Sisters of the Poor
May 16, 2016 Combatting Persecution of Christians and Anti-Semitism
May 16, 2016 High Court Refuses to Accept Obama Administration's Coercion of the Little Sisters of the Poor
April 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary of the US Department of Commerce, the Honorable Jack Lew, Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury, and the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of the US Department of State - Pittenger Challenges Obama On Iran Sanctions Violations
April 20, 2016 Letter to John King, Jr., Secretary of Education in the US Department of Education- Bipartisan Congressional Taskforce Raises Campus Anti-Semitism Concerns with New Education Secretary
April 20, 2016 Smith Bill to Protect Int'l Religious Freedom Passes the House Foreign Affairs Committee
April 19, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Improvements in Vietnamese Religious Freedom & Release of All Prisoners of Conscience
April 19, 2016 Hearing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Anticipating and Preventing Deadly Attacks on European Jewish Communities
April 15, 2016 Letter to John King Jr., Secretary of the Department of Education - Campus Anti-Semitism Concerns
April 14, 2016 Hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China - Opening Statement Rep. Smith, Hearing on Ending Torture in China: Why It Matters
April 13, 2016 Hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Peacekeepers: Allegations of Abuse and Absence of Accountability at the United Nations
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap
March 29, 2016 Smith: Sidelining Human Rights a Strategic Mistake the U.S. Cannot Afford to Make
March 24, 2016 Letter to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations - Repeal Obamacare's HHS Mandate
March 24, 2016 Commission on China Chairs Smith, Rubio Welcome Developments in Case of Lawyer Zhang Kai,Urge President Xi To Ease Restrictions on Religious Groups
March 24, 2016 Once Again -- Justice Provided by ICTY Chairman Smith Responds to ICTY's Verdict on Bosnian Serb Leader
March 22, 2016 Hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on End Political Manipulation of Trafficking in Persons Report
March 21, 2016 Smith: Obama Will Not Make Human Rights a Priority in Cuba
March 17, 2016 A Genocide Designation--Now What?
March 15, 2016 Essential Next Step
March 14, 2016 U.S. House Passes Smith Bill Urging New Syrian War Crimes Tribunal
March 2, 2016 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Establish Syrian War Crimes Tribunal
Feb. 17, 2016 In China, Smith discusses religious & academic freedoms, China's Population Control Policies, Female Gendercide, Harassment/Detention of Human Rights Leaders
Feb. 12, 2016 Religious Freedom, Anti-Semitism, and Rule of Law in the Osce
Feb. 9, 2016 International Megan's Law Now Law of the Land
Feb. 4, 2016 "Grave Concern' at Obama Administration Complicity in Human Trafficking
Feb. 3, 2016 Hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China - Opening Statement Rep. Smith, Hearing on Gendercide: China's Missing Girls
Jan. 11, 2016 Smith Testifies at Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Human Rights Issues in China
Dec. 18, 2015 Smith Demands Release of Vietnam Human Rights Advocate Nguyen Van Dai
Dec. 16, 2015 On Religious Freedom Day, Smith Urges Prayer/Action on Behalf of Persecuted Believers Worldwide
Dec. 9, 2015 Five Years After Winning Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo Remains Imprisoned
Dec. 9, 2015 Hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on The Christian and Yezidi Genocide
Dec. 3, 2015 Hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on China's Announced "Two-Child Policy" & the Continuation of Massive Crimes Against Women and Children
Nov. 13, 2015 Smith Statement on News Reports of Administration's Plans to Exclude Christians from Genocide Designation
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel
Oct. 29, 2015 China's Coercive Population Control--Including Forced Abortion--to Continue Despite Plans to Modify Population Policy
Oct. 27, 2015 Hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on "The Global Crisis of Religious Freedom & Its Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy'
Oct. 22, 2015 Smith Subcommittee Holds Hearing about U.S. Policy on Africa's Troubled Great Lakes Region
Oct. 9, 2015 House Panel Passes Smith Resolution to Protect Europe's Jewish Communities
Oct. 9, 2015 Smith Disputes Chinese Government's Criticism of New Human Rights Report
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