Veterans of Foreign Wars 2015 Legislator of the Year
Boat People SOS Vietnamese Human Rights Award
2015 Healey International Relief Foundation Humanitarian Impact Award in Healthcare
2015 Citizen Power Award - Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China
2015 Leadership Award from the Center for Jewish Life
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award, 113th Congress
2014 Honorary Trenton Firefighters Award for helping save jobs of firefighters
The Coptic Solidarity 2014 Leadership Award for "work on behalf of the Copts and People of Egypt"
The 2012 Defender Award. Presented by China Aid Association "for defending religious freedom and the rule of law."
The 2012 Easter Seals Advocacy Award for "exemplary commitment to advancing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or special needs." Smith was selected for helping transform the landscape for people with disabilities and for leading the effort maintain the essential research and services work in 2012. Easter Seals said that thanks to the tenacity of Smith, his Combating Autism Act enacted in 2011 will support research and services through 2014.
Refugees International's 2012 Congressional Leadership Award. Presented by Sam Waterston in recognition his leadership of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights and his support of issues that have critical impacts on refugees and displaced people.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise" award. Presented in 2012 recognition of his accomplishments and support for "pro-jobs, pro-growth policies" in the first session of the 112th Congress.
National PACE Association (NPA)NPA Public Service Award 2012. Given in recognition of his leadership in helping protect Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) as an option for New Jersey seniors. Cong. Smith helped launch the first Medicare-sponsored PACE in New Jersey.
The Humane Society of the United States Humane Champion Award. Presented in 2012 for his leadership on animal protection legislation in 2011.
"Defender of Children," 2012. Awarded for his support of policies that advance the well-being of children, given to 50 Members of the 540 Members of Congress (House, Senate, Delegates from territories) by the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national, bipartisan child advocacy group.
2011 leadership award by Flax Trust-America. Given by the the American branch of the Flax Trust Mission in Belfast, for his leadership efforts, legislative accomplishments and other initiatives in promoting peace and justice iin Northern Ireland.
2011 Distinguished Community Health Advocate. Presented in Ocean County, N.J. by the National Assn. of Community Health Centers for preserving access to quality health care for medically-underserved Americans.
2011 Global Forum Leadership Award. Presented by The American Jewish Committee for his work on anti-Semitism and other humanitarian issues
2011 Man of Distinction Award. Recognized by the Monmouth County Jewish Federation for work on anti-Semitism, human trafficking, child abduction and other humanitarian issues
2011 Appreciation Award and Honorary Firefighter's Helmet. Presented for his roll in helping save more than 60 firefighters facing pending lay-offs
Students for Life of America 2010 Wilberforce Leadership Award
Award of Gratitude from Falun Dafa Practitioners in New Jersey
2010 Legislator of the Year, National Association of Private and Special Education Centers
Award of Recognition from the Allergy & Asthma Network
The Arc Mercer's 2009 Joey Damiano Community Hero Award
2009 Humane Society of the United States Legislative Leader Award
2009 Humanity Award, Prolife World Congress
Award Recognizing Dedication and Support to Lyme Patients, Lyme Disease Association
2009 Max Cleland Lifetime Achievement Award from Veterans & Military Families for Progress
Award of Thanks from Autism Speaks, 2009
National Association of Community Health Centers 2009 Distinguished Community Health Superhero
Award of Appreciation from Keep Infants with Down Syndrome, 2009
Award of Appreciation from the Township of Howell for work on the Evans Case
2008 Public Policy Award from The Marshall Legacy Institute
The Good Samaritan Award from Advocates International
The Presidents Award of the American Association of Blood Banks
Innocents at Risk Award for Leadership in Fight to Stop Human Trafficking
The Central and East European Coalition Award
Leadership in Promoting Human Rights in Vietnam and The World Over
St. Francis Medical Center "Spirit of St. Francis" Award 2008
National Breast Cancer Coalition's Certificate of Excellence 2007
Housing & Community Development Network of NJ Legislator of the Year 2007
Award of Appreciation from New Jersey's Homeless Individuals and Families, 2007
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award 2007
American Ireland Fund's Distinguished Leadership Award 2007
Commander's Cross of Merit from the Republic of Hungary
Humane Society of United States' Humane Champion Award 2007
Life Issues Institute President's Award 2007
Family Research Council's "True Blue" Award 2007
American Jewish Committee's Soviet Jewry Liberty Award
Leon H. Sullivan Award of 2007
Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Award: Circle of Honor Award of 2007
Korean American Voters' Council's Human Rights Award of 2007
NJ Water Association's President's Award of 2007
"Srebrenica 1995" Award, 2007
Trenton Diocese's St. Thomas More Award, 2007
Knights of Columbus Respect Life Award, 2007
Society of Ethiopians Established in Diaspora (SEED) Special Recognition Award, 2007
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore's Commodore John Barry Award, 2007
Alzheimer's Association of America's Chairman's Leadership Award, 2006
Irish American Unity Conference Paul O'Dwyer Award, 2006
Autism Society of America Congressional Hero Award
Veterans of Foreign Wars Legislator of the Year
New Jersey VFW Legislator of the Year
Vitae Caring Award--2005
New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies Pony Express Federal Leadership Award
Ancient Order of Hibernians Sean MacBride Human Rights Award
National Mental Health Association Legislator of the Year
Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award
Jewish War Veterans Legislator of the Year
New Jersey Broadcasters Association 2002 Award
AmVETS Silver Helmet Award
Proudly Pro Life Award -- National Right to Life Committee Educational Trust Fund -- 1996
N.J. State Postal Workers Leader of the Year for service during anthrax crisis
American Legion Distinguished Public Service Award
Humanitarian of the Year Award from Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton
Order of the Purple Heart Legislator of the Year
National Association of Community Health Centers Distinguished Community Health Defender Award
Vietnam Veterans of America 2003 Legislator of the Year Award
American Hungarian Federation Alexander Boloni Farkas Award
Retired Enlisted Association Award of Excellence
Spina Bifida Association of the Tri State Region Spirit of Life Award
Irish American Unity Conference Patrick Finucane Award
New Jersey Primary Care Association Community Health"Super Hero"
October 19, 2002 declared "Congressman Chris Smith Day" in Brick for work on behalf of people with autism
Award of Merit from the Military Coalition
United Parcel Service (UPS) recognition for consistent support.
Spina Bifida Association of America "Congressional Champion"
Diocese of Trenton's Bishop John C. Reiss Respect Life Award -- 1990
Honored by New Jersey Association of Realtors for work helping veterans
Friends of Navy Lakehurst's Capt. Frank Taylor Evans Outstanding Achievement Award
National Association of State Approving Agencies Award
Northwest Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home Friend for Life Award
Naval Civilian Managers Association
2001 New Jersey State Hibernian Humanitarian Award
National Association for Homeless Veterans Legislative Leadership Award
Values Action Team 2003 Award
Trenton Vets Center Distinguished Service Award
Boy Scouts of America Jersey Shore Council Outstanding Service Award
Vietnamese American Community for work fighting for religious freedom and human rights in Vietnam
Diocese of Metuchen's Diocesan Pro Vita Award -- 1998
County Veterans Services Officers Award
Blinded American Veterans Foundation George "Buck" Gillispie Award for helping sensory disabled veterans
Honored by the New Jersey General Assembly for being elected Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Immigration and Refugee Services of America (IRSA) Ivan Veit Award for service and commitment to refugees and immigrants.
Honored by the Vietnam Combat Veterans Coalition for dedicated service to POWs and MIAs.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award (Multiple Congresses)
William Wilberforce Award for combating social injustice
American Legion Department Commanders' Appreciation Award
Scleroderma Foundation "Man of the Year"
Sierra Club Clean Air Champion
National Association of State Veterans Homes Distinguished Service Award
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business
Disabled American Veterans Outstanding Service Award
National EMS recognition for support of EMS systems.
New Jersey Catholic War Veterans Patriot Award
National Right to Life Committee for outstanding contribution to the defense of life
Irishman of the Year -- the Ocean County Emerald Society
National Committee of Adoption Friend of Adoption Award
Cancer Institute of N.J. Cancer Advocacy Award
VFW Post 3525 Award
2001Courage in the Marketplace Award -- Legatus
American Ambulance Association Legislative Recognition Award
Peace Corps Leader for Peace Award
New Jersey Association of Counties
Plumsted Township Recognition for his work on the BOMARC cleanup project
American Security Council Eagle of Freedom Award
2001 Defender of Life Award -- Pro Life Union of Southeast Pennsylvania
Legislator of the Year -- International Chiropractors Association
Anchor House Child Advocate Award
"Share the Vision" Award from the Lyme Research Foundation
Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community Award
Religious Alliance Against Pornography Award
2001 Inspiration Award from the Year United Catholic Music Video Association (UCMVA)
Deborah Heart Foundation Humanitarian of the Year
Citizen of the Year -- the Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
Recognition by St. Cecelia's Parish, Iselin, N.J.
Friend of the National Parks Award from the National Park Conservation Association
Courage to Lead Award from the International Chiropractors Association
Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus
NJARSVRD Award (Senior Citizen Volunteer Retirement Programs)
Non-Commissioned Officers Association 2002 L. Mendel Rivers Award
Man of the Year Award from B'Nai Brith Judean Unit 1351
Citizens for a Sound Economy Jefferson Award
Christian Coalition Friend of the Family Award