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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
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Prioritize Religious Freedom in Meeting with Indian PM Modi
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
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 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 Once Again -- Justice Provided by ICTY Chairman Smith Responds to ICTY's Verdict on Bosnian Serb Leader
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 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. 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
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Annual Report Shows Deterioration in Human Rights, Rule of Law in China
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Congressional-Executive Commission On China Annual Report
Sept. 30, 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 Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony
Sept. 28, 2015 Smith Condemns Continued Violence in Advance of CAR Elections
Sept. 18, 2015 Commission on China, Witnesses Urge President Xi to Stop State-Sponsored Human Rights Abuse
Sept. 1, 2015 Wicker, Smith Statement on Sentencing of Investigative Journalist in Azerbaijan
Aug. 13, 2015 CECC Chairs Say Human Rights Dialogue "Critical Opportunity' to Discuss China's "Abysmal Human Rights Record' Ahead of Xi Visit
July 27, 2015 Cuba and Malaysia Taken Off 'Bad Actors' Trafficking List for Political Reasons
July 27, 2015 Maloney, Smith Target Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labor with Bipartisan Supply Chain Transparency Bill
July 24, 2015 Smith Calls on Administration to Fight Trafficking w/ Truth & Hold Nations Accountable
July 17, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report
June 15, 2015 UPDATED: A Look Ahead -- June 15-19
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