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

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 4, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
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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 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 4/14/16 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 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 2/09/16 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 10/09/15 Smith Disputes Chinese Government's Criticism of New Human Rights Report 10/09/15 House Panel Passes Smith Resolution to Protect Europe's Jewish Communities 10/08/15 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Annual Report Shows Deterioration in Human Rights, Rule of Law in China 10/08/15 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Congressional-Executive Commission On China Annual Report 9/30/15 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 Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony 9/28/15 Smith Condemns Continued Violence in Advance of CAR Elections 9/18/15 Commission on China, Witnesses Urge President Xi to Stop State-Sponsored Human Rights Abuse 9/01/15 Wicker, Smith Statement on Sentencing of Investigative Journalist in Azerbaijan 8/13/15 CECC Chairs Say Human Rights Dialogue "Critical Opportunity' to Discuss China's "Abysmal Human Rights Record' Ahead of Xi Visit 7/27/15 Maloney, Smith Target Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labor with Bipartisan Supply Chain Transparency Bill 7/27/15 Cuba and Malaysia Taken Off 'Bad Actors' Trafficking List for Political Reasons 7/24/15 Smith Calls on Administration to Fight Trafficking w/ Truth & Hold Nations Accountable 7/17/15 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report 6/15/15 UPDATED: A Look Ahead -- June 15-19 5/03/15 Press Freedom Critical to "Shine Light in Dark Places,' Says Rep. Smith about World Press Freedom Day 3/24/15 Opening Statement By Chair Chris Smith: Where is the United States? 3/24/15 Rep. Smith Chairs Hearing on Terrorist Threats to European Jewish Communities 3/24/15 Rep. Smith, Bipartisan Group of Members Launch the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism 3/20/15 Helsinki Commission Hearing Reviews Progress Toward Accountability, Justice, and Reconciliation In Northern Ireland

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