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

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 4, Republican
Date Title
Issue Position: Human Rights
Nov. 13, 2014 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Legislators Announces Bill to Support Hong Kong's Freedom and Democracy
Sept. 18, 2014 Bosnia Today
Aug. 22, 2014 Obama Still Using Coercion and Massive Fines in Unconscionable Attack on Religious Freedom
Aug. 14, 2014 Smith: Gao Zhisheng Suffered "Unspeakable' Torture in Prison
July 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Must End Human Rights Abuses Before Entering Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 26, 2014 Smith Introduces Torture Victims Relief Bill on Int'l Day to Honor Victims
May 28, 2014 International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 Amendment
May 28, 2014 Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 11, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking
Jan. 29, 2014 Supporting the Democratic Aspirations of the People of Ukraine
Jan. 27, 2014 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee - International Human Trafficking at Major Sporting Events including the 2014 Super Bowl
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
Nov. 20, 2013 Smith a Leader in Effort Calling on Iranian Gov't to Free American Pastor
Nov. 18, 2013 Smith Guest on BBC to Discuss China's Draconian One-Child Policy & Its Announced Modifications
Nov. 18, 2013 Establishing a Syrian War Crimes Tribunal?
Nov. 18, 2013 Gueo Feixiong and Freedom of Expression
Nov. 15, 2013 China's 'Eased' One-Child Policy Still the Most Draconian in the World
Aug. 1, 2013 House Passes Smith's Vietnam Human Rights Bill
July 31, 2013 Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013
May 20, 2013 Hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Advocating for American Jacob Ostreicher's Freedom after Two Years in Bolivian Detention
May 13, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Call for State Department to Address Plight of Chen Gunangcheng & Family
Sept. 11, 2012 Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2012
Aug. 24, 2012 Cong. Smith Meets with New Jersey Groups Uniting to Fight Human Trafficking
July 30, 2012 State Department Issues Annual International Religious Freedom Report; Smith Calls for Sanctions on Worst Violators
June 14, 2012 Smith Meets with Key Bolivian Officials on Plight of Imprisoned American
June 7, 2012 Asbury Park Press - Lakewood Woman Pleads for Help at Congressional Hearing
May 15, 2012 From China, Blind Activist Testifies Before Human Rights Subcommittee
May 1, 2012 Anti-Defamation League Honors Smith for Fighting Against Anti-Semitism & for Human Rights
April 30, 2012 Chen Guangcheng's Reasonable Demand Biggest Test for Chinese Premier Wen and Obama Administration
April 26, 2012 U.S. Spec. Envoy, USAID, Bureau for Refugees Testify About American, International Efforts to Avert All-Out Warfare in North/South Sudan
April 26, 2012 Smith Statement on Charles Taylor Guilty Verdict
April 18, 2012 Author of Trafficking Law Applauds Bishops' Appeal of ACLU Attack on Religious Freedom
March 6, 2012 More Democratic Setbacks in Ukraine
Feb. 16, 2012 Religious Freedom
Nov. 3, 2011 Emergency Hearing Seeks Status of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer
Oct. 27, 2011 Hearing Examines State Dept.'s Human Trafficking Waivers & Ratings on China, India, other Countries
July 25, 2011 Vietnam Human Rights Amendment Approved by Foreign Affairs Committee
July 20, 2011 The Thirty-Seven Year Occupation of Cyprus
July 6, 2011 Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011
March 22, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concern over Decision to Not Enforce the Defense of Marriage Act
March 12, 2011 Cuban Human Rights Defender Óscar Biscet Freed
Dec. 15, 2010 Religious Persecutions Worsen in Vietnam
Nov. 22, 2010 Senate and House Introduce Bills to Sanction Individuals for Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in Vietnam
Sept. 10, 2010 Rep. Smith Appeals on Behalf of Chinese Rights Activist
July 22, 2009 Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act Of 2009
April 9, 2009 Ex-Political Cuban Prisoners Speak Out
Feb. 26, 2009 China Human Rights Under the Obama Administration
Oct. 30, 2008 Smith Visited Goma 10 Months Ago
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