Representative Christopher 'Chris' H. Smith's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 4, Republican
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Issue Position: Human Rights 2/04/15 Sen. Roger Wicker, Rep. Chris Smith to Lead Helsinki Commission 11/13/14 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Legislators Announces Bill to Support Hong Kong's Freedom and Democracy 9/18/14 Bosnia Today 8/22/14 Obama Still Using Coercion and Massive Fines in Unconscionable Attack on Religious Freedom 8/14/14 Smith: Gao Zhisheng Suffered "Unspeakable' Torture in Prison 7/29/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Must End Human Rights Abuses Before Entering Trans-Pacific Partnership 6/26/14 Smith Introduces Torture Victims Relief Bill on Int'l Day to Honor Victims 5/28/14 International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 Amendment 5/28/14 Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act 3/26/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia 3/11/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking 1/29/14 Supporting the Democratic Aspirations of the People of Ukraine 1/27/14 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 12/11/13 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses 11/20/13 Smith a Leader in Effort Calling on Iranian Gov't to Free American Pastor 11/18/13 Smith Guest on BBC to Discuss China's Draconian One-Child Policy & Its Announced Modifications 11/18/13 Establishing a Syrian War Crimes Tribunal? 11/18/13 Gueo Feixiong and Freedom of Expression 11/15/13 China's 'Eased' One-Child Policy Still the Most Draconian in the World 8/01/13 House Passes Smith's Vietnam Human Rights Bill 7/31/13 Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013 5/20/13 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 5/13/13 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Call for State Department to Address Plight of Chen Gunangcheng & Family 9/11/12 Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2012 8/24/12 Cong. Smith Meets with New Jersey Groups Uniting to Fight Human Trafficking 7/30/12 State Department Issues Annual International Religious Freedom Report; Smith Calls for Sanctions on Worst Violators 6/14/12 Smith Meets with Key Bolivian Officials on Plight of Imprisoned American 6/07/12 Asbury Park Press - Lakewood Woman Pleads for Help at Congressional Hearing 5/15/12 From China, Blind Activist Testifies Before Human Rights Subcommittee 5/01/12 Anti-Defamation League Honors Smith for Fighting Against Anti-Semitism & for Human Rights 4/30/12 Chen Guangcheng's Reasonable Demand Biggest Test for Chinese Premier Wen and Obama Administration 4/26/12 Smith Statement on Charles Taylor Guilty Verdict 4/26/12 U.S. Spec. Envoy, USAID, Bureau for Refugees Testify About American, International Efforts to Avert All-Out Warfare in North/South Sudan 4/18/12 Author of Trafficking Law Applauds Bishops' Appeal of ACLU Attack on Religious Freedom 3/06/12 More Democratic Setbacks in Ukraine 2/16/12 Religious Freedom 11/03/11 Emergency Hearing Seeks Status of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer 10/27/11 Hearing Examines State Dept.'s Human Trafficking Waivers & Ratings on China, India, other Countries 7/25/11 Vietnam Human Rights Amendment Approved by Foreign Affairs Committee 7/20/11 The Thirty-Seven Year Occupation of Cyprus 7/06/11 Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011 3/22/11 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concern over Decision to Not Enforce the Defense of Marriage Act 3/12/11 Cuban Human Rights Defender Óscar Biscet Freed 12/15/10 Religious Persecutions Worsen in Vietnam 11/22/10 Senate and House Introduce Bills to Sanction Individuals for Ongoing Human Rights Abuses in Vietnam 9/10/10 Rep. Smith Appeals on Behalf of Chinese Rights Activist 7/22/09 Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act Of 2009 4/09/09 Ex-Political Cuban Prisoners Speak Out 2/26/09 China Human Rights Under the Obama Administration