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Chris Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Full Name: Christopher 'Chris' H. Smith
Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1980
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Marie; 4 Children
Birth Date: 03/04/1953
Birth Place: Rahway, NJ
Home City: Robbinsville, NJ
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Feb. 28, 2012 Healing the Wounds of Conflict and Disaster
Feb. 14, 2012 Two Wives Make Impassioned Plea for Release of Unjustly Jailed Human Rights Leaders
Feb. 2, 2012 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Congo Stability
Jan. 25, 2012 Examining On Going Human Rights Abuses in Vietnam
Jan. 24, 2012 Hearing Exposes Human Trafficking & Other Human Rights Abuses by Vietnam's Gov't
Dec. 16, 2011 United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2011
Nov. 22, 2011 U.S. Policy Toward Zimbabwe
Nov. 17, 2011 House Human Rights Panel Hears of Abuses to Religious Freedoms Around the World
Nov. 16, 2011 Radio Free Europe - U.S. Congressman Pledges To Push For ICC Indictment Of Belarusian President Lukashenka
Nov. 16, 2011 Smith Addresses Gathering of African Diplomats
Nov. 15, 2011 Hearing of the House Panel that Oversees Human Rights - Helsinki Commission
Nov. 3, 2011 Emergency Hearing Seeks Status of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer
Nov. 2, 2011 Hearing of the House Congressional Panel that Oversees International Human Rights and African Issues - U.S. Policy on Zimbabwe
Nov. 1, 2011 Hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China - Uncover Truth About Chinese Government's Treatment of Chen Guangcheng
Oct. 27, 2011 Hearing Examines State Dept.'s Human Trafficking Waivers & Ratings on China, India, other Countries
Oct. 12, 2011 China Commission's Report Unveiled
Oct. 5, 2011 House Committee Votes to Block Taxpayer Funds from U.N. Population Program
Sept. 29, 2011 Human Rights in North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities
Sept. 20, 2011 North Korea Ex-Prisoners, Human Rights Groups Testify about Abuses
Sept. 16, 2011 House Passes Reauthorization of International Religious Freedom Act Smith calls on Administration to Sanction Violators
Sept. 15, 2011 House Passes Reauthorization of International Religious Freedom Act
Aug. 12, 2011 Smith Named Chair of Commission on China
Aug. 5, 2011 Southern Kordofan: Ethnic Cleansing and Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan
July 25, 2011 Vietnam Human Rights Amendment Approved by Foreign Affairs Committee
July 21, 2011 Legislation Urging Immediate Return of US Kids Abducted to Japan Clears 1st Hurdle Smith Amendment Calling for a U.S.-Japan MOU Wins Support
July 8, 2011 South Sudan: Prayers for a New Nation
July 6, 2011 Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011
July 6, 2011 Reaffirming Commitment to Negotiated Settlement of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
July 6, 2011 House OK's Smith Bill on Belarus
June 24, 2011 Authorizing Limited Use of Armed Forces in Libya
June 23, 2011 Ukraine's Democratic Reversals
June 17, 2011 Best Practices and Next Steps: A New Decade in the Fight Against Human Trafficking Smith Chairs Hearing with U.S. State Dept., Businesses, Human Rights Groups
June 17, 2011 Ros-Lehtinen Says French Sale of Assault Ships to Russia Threatens Regional Security
June 16, 2011 Hearing Focuses on Africa's Newest Nation: the Republic of Southern Sudan
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Joseph Deiss, President, United Nations General Assembly
June 3, 2011 On Eve of Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary, Smith Introduces Bill to Block Visas for Human Rights Offenders
May 21, 2011 Smith: Obama's Push for Pre-1967 Border Undermines Peace
May 13, 2011 China's Crackdown on Human Rights Focus of Hearing
May 13, 2011 Smith Holds Hearing on China's Crackdown on Human Rights Leaders
May 13, 2011 Smith Calls for Independent Inquiry of 1989 Murder of Human Rights Lawyer in Northern Ireland
April 14, 2011 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Consideration of H.R. 515, the Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011
April 6, 2011 Letter to Honorable Speaker Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Reid
April 1, 2011 Smith: Belarus -- 'Europe's Last Dictatorship' -- Crushing Human Rights of Its People
March 31, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Mahmoud Abbas Re-Entering Peace Talks
March 31, 2011 Cong. Smith at Hearing on Libya: Who are the 'Rebels?'
March 12, 2011 Cuban Human Rights Defender Óscar Biscet Freed
March 11, 2011 Time Magazine - How Did Japan Become a Haven for Child Abductions?
March 1, 2011 Smith Calls on Obama Administration to Dramatically Alter Strategy Regarding "Left Behind Parents'
Feb. 25, 2011 Stars and Stripes- Congressman continues to push Japan to sign child abduction treaty
Dec. 22, 2010 Smith Calls on U.S., Other Democracies to Seek Release of Belarusian Demonstrators
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