Representative Chris Smith's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 4, Republican
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10/07/16 Bipartisan Taskforce Introduces Legislation Focusing on European Anti-Semitism 8/25/16 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of State, and the Hon. Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury - Urging Support for Venezuelan People 7/12/16 The Washington Times - Pass the Conscience Protection Act 6/24/16 Treasury Action to Sanction DRC Official for Frustrating Elections a Step in the Right Direction 6/22/16 Obama Rewrites, Violates Weldon Amendment 6/21/16 Obama Refuses to Protect Civil Rights of California Churches 6/07/16 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Prioritize Religious Freedom in Meeting with Indian PM Modi 5/26/16 Three Smith Amendments Approved and Advanced to House Floor 5/24/16 Obama Abandons Human Rights and Democracy Advocates in Vietnam 5/21/16 Smith Says Lifting of Vietnam Arms Embargo Should Be Linked to Improvements in Religious Freedom & Release of All Prisoners of Conscience 5/20/16 Letter to President Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerns Regarding Vietnam 5/17/16 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Human Rights Concern in Vietnam 5/16/16 High Court Refuses to Accept Obama Administration's Coercion of the Little Sisters of the Poor 5/16/16 Combatting Persecution of Christians and Anti-Semitism 5/16/16 High Court Refuses to Accept Obama Administration's Coercion of the Little Sisters of the Poor 4/27/16 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 4/20/16 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 4/20/16 Smith Bill to Protect Int'l Religious Freedom Passes the House Foreign Affairs Committee 4/19/16 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 4/19/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Improvements in Vietnamese Religious Freedom & Release of All Prisoners of Conscience 4/15/16 Letter to John King Jr., Secretary of the Department of Education - Campus Anti-Semitism Concerns 4/14/16 Hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China - Opening Statement Rep. Smith, Hearing on Ending Torture in China: Why It Matters 4/13/16 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 4/12/16 Letter to the Hon. Jenny R. Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Eliminate Wage Gap 3/29/16 Smith: Sidelining Human Rights a Strategic Mistake the U.S. Cannot Afford to Make 3/24/16 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 3/24/16 Commission on China Chairs Smith, Rubio Welcome Developments in Case of Lawyer Zhang Kai,Urge President Xi To Ease Restrictions on Religious Groups 3/24/16 Once Again -- Justice Provided by ICTY Chairman Smith Responds to ICTY's Verdict on Bosnian Serb Leader 3/22/16 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 3/21/16 Smith: Obama Will Not Make Human Rights a Priority in Cuba 3/17/16 A Genocide Designation--Now What? 3/15/16 Essential Next Step 3/14/16 U.S. House Passes Smith Bill Urging New Syrian War Crimes Tribunal 3/02/16 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Smith, Hearing on Establish Syrian War Crimes Tribunal 2/17/16 In China, Smith discusses religious & academic freedoms, China's Population Control Policies, Female Gendercide, Harassment/Detention of Human Rights Leaders 2/12/16 Religious Freedom, Anti-Semitism, and Rule of Law in the Osce 2/09/16 International Megan's Law Now Law of the Land 2/04/16 "Grave Concern' at Obama Administration Complicity in Human Trafficking 2/03/16 Hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China - Opening Statement Rep. Smith, Hearing on Gendercide: China's Missing Girls 1/11/16 Smith Testifies at Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Human Rights Issues in China 12/18/15 Smith Demands Release of Vietnam Human Rights Advocate Nguyen Van Dai 12/16/15 On Religious Freedom Day, Smith Urges Prayer/Action on Behalf of Persecuted Believers Worldwide 12/09/15 Five Years After Winning Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo Remains Imprisoned 12/09/15 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 12/03/15 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 11/13/15 Smith Statement on News Reports of Administration's Plans to Exclude Christians from Genocide Designation 11/03/15 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel 10/29/15 China's Coercive Population Control--Including Forced Abortion--to Continue Despite Plans to Modify Population Policy 10/27/15 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' 10/22/15 Smith Subcommittee Holds Hearing about U.S. Policy on Africa's Troubled Great Lakes Region

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