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  • Republicans who voted for the debt ceiling increase

    02/11/2014 5:55:24 PM PST · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/11/14
    The following Republicans voted Tuesday to raise the government's borrowing limit: John Boehner, R-Ohio. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy,R-Calif. Chief Deputy Whip Pete Roskam, R-Ill. Ken Calvert, R-Calif. Dave Camp, R-Mich. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. Dave Reichert, R-Wash. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. Howard Coble, R-N.C. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. Pete King, R-N.Y. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J. Buck McKeon, R-Calif. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. Gary Miller, R-Calif. Ed Royce, R-Calif. John Runyan, R-N.J. John Shimkus, R-Ill. Chris Smith, R-N.J. David Valadao, R-Calif. Frank Wolf,...
  • GOP Rep: Most Obamacare plans for Congress cover abortion

    12/04/2013 3:16:47 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2013 | Caroline May
    Of the 112 plans available to members of Congress and their staff, 103 cover elective abortion, according to a recent analysis released by New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith. According to Smith, a co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus, the availability of elective abortion coverage to Members and their staff amounts to taxpayer funding of the procedure, as members and staffers’ coverage is set to be subsidized by the government. “In the run-up to passage of Obamacare, Americans were repeatedly told and reassured by President Obama himself, including in a speech to a joint session of Congress in October 2009,...
  • Telling Secrets on [Obamacare's] Abortion Coverage

    10/09/2013 3:39:40 PM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    As Congress debates ObamaCare, one issue that almost stopped the law in 2009 -- yet still receives scant media coverage -- is the law's subsidies for abortion coverage. ObamaCare is funded through mandatory spending so as to avoid the Hyde Amendment, the provision which stops appropriated funds for the Department of Health and Human Services from paying for abortion or even subsidizing plans with abortion coverage. The President promised when the health care bill passed that it would not cover abortion, but like FRC warned during the debate over ObamaCare, buried deep within the 2,700 pages is language Nancy Pelosi...
  • Planned Parenthood now under nationwide investigation by GAO, Congressmen announce

    08/05/2013 6:41:09 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Aug 05, 2013 20:05 EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The General Accounting Office (GAO) will investigate every dollar of federal funding going to Planned Parenthood, as well as other organizations that support the liberalization of abortion laws, for potential fraud. The GAO will investigate the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the Guttmacher Institute, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), the Population Council, and Advocates for Youth. The “comprehensive” report will list every service performed and every federal dollar allocated, four Congressmen announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Powerful Statement from House Floor from Rep. Chris Smith on the Media Silence on Gosnell

    04/15/2013 2:36:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | April 15, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    "Mr. Speaker, will the decades-long major national news media cover-up of the brutality—and violence—of abortion methods ever end? "Will Americans ever be told the horrifying details as to how—and how often—abortionists dismember, decapitate, and chemically poison innocent babies? "Will Americans ever be informed by a conscientious, unbiased news media that in the past 40 years, over 55 million child victims have been brutally killed by abortion—a staggering loss of children’s lives that equates to the entire population in England? And that many women have been hurt physically, emotionally, psychologically—and according to the Center for Disease Control over 400 women...
  • Rep. Chris Smith: 'If Gosnell Had Shot Seven Infants with an AR-15, It Would Be National News'

    04/13/2013 2:34:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 12, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Thanks to conservative new media, the Kermit Gosnell trial is finally part of the national dialog. But before the mainstream press got around to doing their job, ten congressmen took to the floor of the House to protest the lack of media attention being paid to the horrifying story. One such congressman, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), contrasted the abortionist's trial to another ongoing narrative that the media covers obsessively: gun control. “If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing,” said Smith, a...
  • If Gosnell had shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news: Rep. Chris Smith

    04/11/2013 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | John Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing." That was the challenging observation made this morning by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, on the floor of the U.S. House. Because Kermit Gosnell instead allegedly snipped the spinal cords of seven newborn babies in a building called an abortion clinic, the national media has almost uniformly ignored the case, said Smith, something that he charged amounted to a deliberate "cover-up." Rep. Chris Smith "Will the decades-long major...
  • ‘Know this Mr. President, we will never quit!’: Rep. Smith challenges Obama in March for Life speech

    01/25/2013 2:12:29 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 25, 2013 | REP. CHRIS SMITH
    Rep. Chris Smith Note: The following is the complete text of the remarks given by Rep. Chris Smith to the March for Life in Washington D.C. today. January 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Forty years ago this past Tuesday marks the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous, reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to abortionists. Forty years of victims--dead babies, wounded women, shattered families. Forty years of government sanctioned violence against women and children. Since 1973, more than 55 million children have been killed by abortion--a staggering loss of children's precious lives--a death toll that equates to the entire population of...
  • State senator announces his own Trayvon Martin task force

    04/03/2012 8:42:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2012 | Kathleen Haughney
    TALLAHASSEE -- With the furor surrounding the Trayvon Martin case and the stand-your-ground law showing no sign of a let-up, Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday that he has formed his own task force to study the impact of the law. "Florida is in crisis mode," Smith told reporters. (snip) Smith said his task force will include the state attorneys from Broward and Miami-Dade, plus the public defenders from those two counties and Palm Beach County. Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley, former Democratic state Sen. Dan Gelber, and incoming House Minority Leader Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, will also...
  • Rep. Smith: New U.S. House Arguably Most Pro-Life Ever

    11/06/2010 12:12:07 PM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Friday November 5, 2010 Rep. Smith: New U.S. House Arguably Most Pro-Life Ever By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tuesday’s historic elections sent the message that more Americans want their lawmakers to consistently defend vulnerable human life and reject the president’s radical pro-abortion agenda, said the chamber's most prominent pro-life leader.Widespread discontent with the administration's progressive agenda, particularly on abortion-funding health care, spurred voters to launch a strong pro-life Majority into the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm elections.   “The American people have spoken, and replaced 38 pro-abortion Members with pro-life Members and replaced...
  • Pro-Life Champion Chris Smith to Get Wilberforce Award From Students for Life

    07/27/2010 3:42:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/27/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Congressman Chris Smith, who has led the pro-life battles in the House of Representatives for decades, will receive the Wilberforce Leadership Award on Thursday from Students for Life of America. The award will be presented at SFLA's third annual Summer Social in Washington. “Congressman Chris Smith has been a key leader within the pro-life movement and has lead many efforts to protect the unborn across the country," SFLA director Kristan Hawkins told LifeNews.com on Monday."It is because of his leadership that SFLA is proud to present Congressman Smith with the first Wilberforce Leadership Award," she...
  • New Catholic Action: Support Chris Smith, 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'

    07/23/2010 4:32:56 AM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/23/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Congressman Chris Smith has faithfully served in the House of Representatives for 28 years. He is one Catholic who has remained faithful to the truth. He refuses to compromise on the fundamental human rights cause of our age, the Right to Life. The Pro-Life position is not simply a "religious" position - though the Congressman is a faithful Catholic Christian - it is a human rights position. The Right to Life is the foundation of every human rights issue. It is precisely because we recognize the dignity of every human person that we care about the poor...He is leading the...
  • White House Spent $23M of Taxpayers' Money on Fight to Legalize Abortion in Kenya

    07/22/2010 7:13:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-22-10 | Tess Civantos
    A Republican lawmaker is accusing the White House of “unconscionable” and “illegal” acts for its role in Kenya's referendum on a new constitution, which would legalize abortion in the country for the first time. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey cited a report by the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, that estimated that more than $23 million in U.S. taxpayer funds have been spent on the referendum. Smith and other conservatives have complained that at least some of that money has been spent in support of the proposed constitution, possibly violating U.S. law. “Under no circumstances should the...
  • New Catholic Action: Congressman Chris Smith Leads Opposition to Abortions in Military Hospitals

    06/14/2010 3:57:20 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 179+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/13/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Congressman Chris Smith, the stalwart defender of human rights and protector of children, has heroically stepped up once again to defend the children whose voice cannot be heard because it is muffled by the walls of the womb. He has publicly announced his intention to block the language which Senator Burris offered in the Fiscal year 2011 budget. His Office issued the following Press Release: ***** Smith Vows to Fight Senate Amendment That Would Allow Abortions at DoD Facilities "The co-chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus today said he will strongly oppose an amendment adopted by a Senate committee to...
  • Rep. Smith Confronts Clinton on Abortion, Coercive One-Child Policy

    02/27/2010 3:24:26 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 537+ views
    Life Site News ^ | February 26, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing yesterday on the fiscal year 2011 international affairs budget, Congressman Chris Smith confronted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a speech in which he blasted the administration's support for abortion around the world. Smith stated that this promotes violence against "the most persecuted and at risk minority in the world" - the unborn child.Smith, co-chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, expressed disappointment that "unplanned pregnancy" in the Global Health Initiative Consultation Document "seems to be relegated to the status of a disease — juxtaposed between HIV...
  • Republicans Condemn Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

    12/22/2009 5:54:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies · 2,830+ views
    See BS ^ | 12/22/2009 | Brian Montopoli
    Five Republican representatives – Chris Smith, Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts, Trent Franks and Anh "Joseph" Cao – have written a letter to Ugandan President Yoweri Mouseveni pressing him to stop pending legislation that would severely criminalize homosexuality and sometimes impose the death penalty for homosexual acts. In the letter, which you can read in full here, the men say their religious faith requires them to oppose the legislation because it contradicts the "foundational Christian belief in the inherent dignity and worth of all men and women." The Ugandan law has become a hot topic in America because, as National Public...
  • Congressman Calls ObamaCare 'Abortion Industry Bailout'; Rips Media for One-Sided Coverage (Video)

    09/21/2009 3:41:27 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 378+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 21, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The United States has been called a bailout nation, following the passage of TARP in 2008 and the government takeover of the auto industry earlier this year. However, that may ring true in other, more controversial areas, as well. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J, took President Barack Obama and proponents of his style of health care reform, along with the news media that cover the issue, to task, in a video posted on Sept. 21. He explained to the Washington News Observer the bill would do harm to sick people and called it the worst bill he had seen as a...
  • Rep. Chris Smith Spars with CNN's Rick Sanchez Over ObamaCare's Encouragement of Abortion - Video

    08/05/2009 12:32:54 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 668+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Rep. Chris Smith on CNN today where he told Rick Sanchez that the Democrats' ObamaCare bill will dramatically increase the number of abortions in America. Smith points out that 87% of counties in America have no doctors who will do abortions. The ObamaCare bill would mandate that abortion be provided for everywhere in America. Smith says that would increase abortions by at least one-third by mandating that every area of the country would have to have a health insurance company or companies that provide for abortions. He spars back and forth with Sanchez, who at the...
  • Obama Misled Pope on Abortion, Congressman Charges

    07/21/2009 8:58:02 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 37 replies · 882+ views
    EWTN ^ | Jul 20, 2009
    In remarks on the House floor last week, Congressman Chris Smith argued that President Obama purposely misled Pope Benedict XVI when he said that he “wants to reduce abortion” at their July 10 meeting. Smith recalled the president's statement to the Pope and pointed out that Obama has repeated it several times to different audiences. And yet, Smith charged, Obama’s actions have not aligned with his words. “He says one thing and does precisely the opposite.” Now, the New Jersey Congressman said, Obama is offering a plan for health care reform that is a thinly veiled attempt to increase access...
  • Health care bill drawing bipartisan fire over abortion funding

    07/14/2009 4:37:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 397+ views
    cna ^ | July 14, 2009
    Rep. Chris Smith speaking Tuesday afternoon Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2009 / 05:55 pm (CNA).- As Congress prepares to consider President Obama's health care reform this week, the legislation is drawing opposition from both sides of the aisle. At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, ten lawmakers warned that the current draft of the health care bill will force taxpayers, businesses and insurance providers to pay for abortions. Reaction from Democrats first became public when a group of 19 congressmen, some of them "Blue Dog Democrats," sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the end of June....
  • Conservative Ire Rains on 8 Republicans Who Voted for House Climate Bill

    06/30/2009 10:37:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 1,561+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 30, 2009 | By ALEX KAPLUN
    In the wake of last week's landmark passage of the House climate bill, conservatives have focused their fury on the handful of Republicans who voted in favor of the sweeping legislation. The eight Republicans are Mark Kirk of Illinois; Mike Castle of Delaware; Mary Bono Mack of California; Dave Reichert of Washington; John McHugh of New York; and Frank LoBiondo, Leonard Lance and Chris Smith of New Jersey. Rush Limbaugh on his radio show yesterday accused the eight of voting for the bill sponsored by Democrats Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts because of Wall Street's influence...
  • Only Warming Is On The Left (Mark Kirk And The GOP's Cap-And-Traitors)

    06/29/2009 5:36:24 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,784+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | Jun | Investors Business Daily
    Climate Change: A switch of four Republican votes would have defeated Waxman-Markey, the Democrats' global warming legislation. But like the Clinton Btu tax, the bill could die in the Senate and turn the House over to the GOP. What were these RINOs thinking? The GOP is supposed to be the party of low taxes and free markets. Rep. Mike Castle, one of the eight offered an explanation right off of President Obama's teleprompter...Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, who has senatorial ambitions to replace the choice of impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris, demonstrates why GOP fortunes in the Land...
  • Republicans who helped pass "cap and trade" benefitted from environmental donations

    06/28/2009 10:27:22 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies · 1,892+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/28/09 | Kevin Mooney
    House Republicans who received campaign donations from environmental groups helped make up the narrow margin of votes needed to send the Waxman-Markey “cap and trade” bill over to the U.S. Senate. The legislation passed by a vote of just 219 to 212 on Friday with critical assistance from eight Republicans. They are: Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Mike Castle (Del.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), John McHugh (N.Y.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), Chris Smith (N.J.). This support proved critical with 44 Democrats voting against the regulatory scheme.
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 477 (Names 8 RINOs who Voted for 50% higher electric rates)

    06/26/2009 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 58 replies · 2,790+ views
    Republicans in Italics: Bono MackCastleKirkLanceLoBiondoMcHughReichertSmith (NJ)
  • List of Republicans who voted for Cap and Trade

    06/26/2009 6:00:24 PM PDT · by locke22 · 128 replies · 5,677+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 06/26/09 | Old Glory Radio
    List of the despicable eight. Bono Mack (CA) 202-225-5330 Castle (DE) 202-225-4165 Kirk (IL) 202-225-4835 Lance (NJ) 202-225-5361 Lobiondo (NJ) 202-225-6572 McHugh (NY) 202-225-4611 Reichart (WA) 202-225-7761 Chris Smith (NJ) 202-225-3765
  • Chris Smith Motivates Pro-Life Advocates, Tags Obama's Abortion Record at NRLC

    06/22/2009 1:50:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 578+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/22/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Charlotte, NC (LifeNews.com) -- Congressman Chris Smith, the pro-life hero from New Jersey, gave a rousing speech at the closing banquet of the National Right to Life convention Saturday night. During his talk, which was delayed by a lengthy standing ovation, he encouraged pro-life advocates and tagged President Obama's pro-abortion record. Smith, who came out of the pro-life movement as the director of New Jersey Right to Life, to become a well-respected congressman, says the pro-life community is a "selfless expression of love for the truth." He called the movement to stop abortion the "greatest human rights struggle on Earth"...
  • Rep. Smith: New Women's Issues office part of Administration push for abortion

    06/14/2009 5:20:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 503+ views
    cna ^ | June 12, 2009
    President Barack Obama / Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) Washington D.C., Jun 12, 2009 / 06:24 pm (CNA).- On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill authorizing a new “Office for Global Women’s Issues” in the State Department. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) told CNA on Friday that he believes the new office is part of a behind-the-scenes Administration attempt to promote abortion worldwide. Supporters claim that the Foreign Affairs Reauthorization Act (HR 2410) will promote women’s rights around the world.  But Rep. Chris Smith from New Jersey believes that the Bill is simply a veiled promotion of overseas abortions. ...
  • Secretary of State Clinton Admits Obama will Work to Dismantle Abortion Laws around the World

    04/23/2009 9:38:03 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies · 819+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | 4/23/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was confronted on her avowed commitment to eugenicist Margaret Sanger's global agenda, and asked whether the Obama administration would work to overturn pro-life laws around the world - a priority that Clinton confirmed. In a hearing to discuss the Obama administration's foreign policy, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith questioned Clinton on her statements upon receiving Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger award on March 27. Clinton had said she was "really in awe" of the Planned Parenthood founder. "The 20th century reproductive...
  • Rep. Chris Smith on Why Obama Order on Embryonic Stem Cells is "behind the times" - Video 3/9/09

    03/09/2009 2:14:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 268+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Rep. Chris Smith explaining why President Obama's Executive Order today to lift the ban on Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research is "behind the times." Smith explains that the real thrust of research today is with Adult Stem Cells and "embryonic-like" stem cells that do not actually kill embryos. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Congressman Labels Obama 'Abortion President' Ahead of Stem Cell Reversal

    03/06/2009 9:28:25 PM PST · by pissant · 13 replies · 739+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/6/09 | staff
    One of the most outspoken abortion opponents in Congress labeled President Obama the "abortion president" on Friday in response to news that Obama intended to sign an executive order Monday lifting restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., accused Obama of launching two attacks on pro-life measures. In addition to lifting President Bush's stem cell restrictions, Obama intends to lift regulations from the Bush administration that allow health care providers and institutions to refuse to participate in abortions on grounds of conscience. Smith labeled Obama's stem cell policy an expansion of "human embryo experimentation."...
  • Catholic Congressman Chris Smith Tries to Reinstate Mexico City Policy

    01/28/2009 6:16:34 PM PST · by tcg · 10 replies · 537+ views
    Congressman Chris Smith was joined by Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), in introducing H.R. 708, aimed at restoring the abortion-neutral Mexico City Policy. This 25-year old guideline establishes a wall of separation between abortion and family planning by ensuring that U.S. international family planning funds directed to foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) could not be used to actively promote or perform abortion as a method of family planning. This bill would reverse one of the first acts of newly sworn-in President Barack Obama, who quietly issued an edict late Friday, Jan. 23, to allow...
  • Smith beats Zeitz in 4th district race [another CONSERVATIVE Repub wins landslide, even in NJ!]

    11/06/2008 7:57:48 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 16 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 11/4/08 | Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
    Rep. Chris Smith, the Republican who has represented New Jersey's 4th District in the House since 1981, beat Democrat Josh Zeitz. With 99 percent of the votes collected, Smith had 66 percent and Zeitz 32 percent. Also challenging Smith was Steven Welzer of East Windsor, the candidate of the Green Party. Smith, of Hamilton, is a member of the House Foreign Affairs committee and has a reputation as a champion of human rights around the world. He is also a strong opponent of abortion. Zeitz, of Bordentown, attacked Smith for his abortion stand and sought to link him to Bush...
  • Smith Leaves for Tbilisi, Georgia

    08/19/2008 8:59:14 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 65 replies · 485+ views
    House.gov ^ | August 18, 2008 | Rep. Christopher H. Smith
    Washington, Aug 18 - WASHINGTON - Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former Chairman of the US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) is scheduled to arrive in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Smith has been working for the past several days with Joe and Tea-h Evans, his constituents from Howell, New Jersey, to secure the safe return of the Evans’ two young daughters, Ashley (7) and Sophia (3), who were visiting their grandparents in Georgia when hostilities broke out. “Congressman Smith left this evening to be on...
  • Congressmen say Chinese hacked their PCs

    06/11/2008 5:43:04 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 12 replies · 338+ views
    The UK Register ^ | 06/11/08 | Dan Goodin
    Lawmakes are urging everyone on Capitol Hill to have their computers checked for malware after discovering that people working from inside China hacked into multiple congressional machines and accessed locations of Chinese dissidents and other sensitive data. Virginia Representative Frank Wolf said four of his PCs were compromised, beginning in August 2006. New Jersey Representative Chris Smith, said two of his machines were hacked in December 2006 and March 2007. Both congressmen, who are long-time critics of China's record on human rights, said the PCs of other lawmakers had also been breached but declined to give names. Following the attacks...
  • Leading Pro-Life Congressman Chris Smith Says John McCain Opposes Abortion

    02/18/2008 1:56:31 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 215 replies · 144+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/18/08
    Leading Pro-Life Congressman Chris Smith Says John McCain Opposes Abortion by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor February 18, 2008 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- New Jersey congressman Chris Smith has led the pro-life charge in Congress for decades on abortion and bioethics issues. In a Monday interview, Representative Smith said likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain is pro-life on abortion and believes in protecting unborn children. "He is pro-life in his heart of hearts, in my opinion," Smith told the Washington Times. He said McCain's position on opposing abortion dates back decades and that his voting record on abortion matches his speeches...
  • PEACE VANDALS: Rep. Smith’s computers destroyed on same day hippies arrived to ‘evict’ him

    09/05/2007 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 18 replies · 945+ views
    The Trentonian ^ | 9/5/07 | Charles Webster, Staff Writer
    Smith’s computers destroyed on same day he was ‘evicted’ by protesters By CHARLES WEBSTER HAMILTON — A band of rowdy war protesters invaded the township office of U.S. Rep. Chris Smith last week on the same day that wires were ripped from the office’s computer equipment.No one is flat-out blaming the activists — yet — but the coincidence is enough to prompt an investigation. “We don’t know who did this, that’s why we’ve contacted the authorities,” Smith spokeswoman Mary Noonan said yesterday from Washington. “But we do know who was in the office that day.”The computer vandalism brought the...
  • Over 100 US House Members Co-Sponsor Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act

    08/11/2007 7:56:50 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 9 replies · 576+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 7, 2007
    Over 100 US House Members Co-Sponsor Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act WASHINGTON, August 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Friday, Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ)- Co-Chairman of the Bipartisan Pro-Life Caucus - introduced legislation to expand and strengthen informed consent requirements abortion providers must follow by requiring information on pain and the unborn child be made available to women seeking abortions. "Expert testimony and scientific studies have shown that unborn children have the ability to feel pain from 20 weeks of gestation. You can be assured that abortion providers are aware of this information which, I might add, is well documented and...
  • Party Unity Less of a Sure Thing for House GOP Minority

    07/13/2007 10:35:44 AM PDT · by youthgonewild · 1 replies · 560+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | July 10, 2007 | Greg Giroux
    One of the ironies of the sea-change 2006 elections is that House Democrats made significant gains at the expense of the segment of the Republican Party most likely to compromise with them: the GOP’s already dwindling faction of moderate lawmakers. Among the 30 seats taken over by Democrats last fall were those that had been held by Republican centrists such as Connecticut’s Nancy L. Johnson and Rob Simmons, New Hampshire’s Charles Bass and New York’s Sue W. Kelly. But a CQPolitics.com “party unity” study for the first half-year of the Democratic-majority 110th Congress shows that there still are a number...
  • Allowed to Break Ranks This Year, Some in GOP Vote Like Democrats

    04/20/2007 9:18:00 AM PDT · by youthgonewild · 9 replies · 633+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2007 | Jonathan Weisman
    When his party controlled Congress, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) was a mannered backbencher, seemingly in no rush to fill the shoes of one of his predecessors in a suburban Atlanta district, the firebrand Newt Gingrich. But in the minority, the bookish physician has transformed himself into a Republican guerrilla warrior, a near-constant presence on the House floor, gumming up the works with parliamentary objections, verbal volleys and partisan maneuvering. On the flip side, Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.) built his reputation as an uncompromising social conservative over 12 years of GOP rule. But since Democrats took control in November, he...
  • Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act Re-Introduced in Congress

    09/23/2006 11:11:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 864+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 9/21/06 | Ashley Horne
    Congressman Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) re-introduced the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act today (H.R. 6099) with 65 cosponsors.  The bill will likely receive a floor vote sometime next week.  H.R. 6099 was introduced in both the 108th and the 109th Congress by Rep. Smith and by Senator Brownback (R-Kansas). The re-introduction of the bill includes some revisions, such as a removal of the provision allowing for mandatory revocation of medical licenses for abortion providers who violate the law.  However, financial penalties of up to $250,000 remain. H.R. 6099 would require abortion providers to notify women who want to have an abortion 20 weeks...
  • US congressman takes Google to task on China

    01/25/2006 11:46:25 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 5 replies · 263+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 1/25/06 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Google will be called to task in Washington next month following a controversial decision by the internet search engine to launch a China-based version of its website that will censor results to avoid angering the country’s Communist government. The decision by Chris Smith, a Republican congressman from New Jersey who chairs a House subcommittee on Human Rights, to call for a February 16 hearing to examine the operating procedures of US internet companies in China, represents the first signs of what could become a serious backlash against Google and other internet companies in Washington that are perceived as capitulating to...
  • March for Life Rally C-SPAN at noon

    01/23/2006 8:03:14 AM PST · by Gipper08 · 37 replies · 1,217+ views
    March for Life National Mall Washington, District of Columbia (United States) Gray, Nellie, President, March for Life Pence, Mike, U.S. Representative, R-IN 33rd Annual March for Life on the National Mall. President Bush is expected to speak via audio connection.
  • Congress Passes $300 Million+ Cord Blood Stem Cell Bill - President Bush will Sign

    12/19/2005 5:54:46 PM PST · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 398+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/19/05 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Saturday, the House of Representatives voted to pass HR 2520 - the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act - written by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). The non-controversial legislation had earlier passed the House of Representatives in May by a vote of 431-1 and was slightly altered before passage by the Senate Friday night. The bill will now be signed into law by President Bush. Umbilical cords are a rich, non-controversial source of stem cells. Currently hospitals throw millions of them away each year because the infrastructure required to properly collect and store...
  • Smith Convenes Vietnam Human Rights and Religious Freedom Hearing on Eve of Prime Minister's Visit

    06/17/2005 5:08:51 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 12 replies · 1,109+ views
    Office of Congressman Chris Smith ^ | June 17, 2005 | Office of Congressman Chris Smith
    Official Visit of Prime Minister to occur June 21 Smith Convenes Vietnam Human Rights and Religious Freedom Hearing on Eve of Prime Minister's Visit When: 2:00 pm; Monday June 20, 2005 Where: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC Who: Human Rights and Religious Freedom Experts US Commission on International Religious Freedom Commissioner, Nina Shea; Human Rights Watch; Boat People SOS; Committee for Religious Freedom in Vietnam; Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam Washington, D.C. --- Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations subcommittee, will convene a hearing June 20, to examine the government...
  • Schiavo Fight Hits Home for 2 Congressmen

    03/21/2005 5:41:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,065+ views
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Monday March 21, 2005 | DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight for Terri Schiavo's life hit home for two congressmen from New Jersey. Republican Chris Smith and Democrat Rush Holt both have confronted a decision to remove a loved one from life support, and now find themselves on opposite sides of the issue in the Schiavo case. Smith voted for - and Holt against - a bill that allows Schiavo's parents the right to sue in federal court over the withdrawal of nourishment and medical treatment needed to sustain their daughter, who suffered severe brain damage 15 years ago. On Monday, the congressmen spoke of the...
  • British Gay Lawmaker Inspired by Mandela to Go Public With HIV Status

    01/30/2005 2:22:49 PM PST · by Jean S · 9 replies · 477+ views
    AP ^ | 1/30/05 | The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) - Britain's first openly gay lawmaker revealed Sunday that he has been HIV positive for 17 years, saying he was inspired by Nelson Mandela to tell the public he had the virus that causes AIDS. Chris Smith, 53, the governing Labour party's former culture secretary, said he was responding to the former South African president's call earlier this month for more publicity about AIDS to fight the stigma attached to the disease. "What Nelson Mandela said very much struck a chord with me," Smith was quoted as saying in the Sunday Times newspaper. "He spoke about how nobody...
  • Novak on Chris Smith ouster

    01/10/2005 8:07:39 AM PST · by ncson · 14 replies · 904+ views
    Townhall.com Opinion ^ | 01-10-05 | Robert Novak
    townhall.comPrinter-friendly versionArrogance on the HillRobert Novak (back to web version) | Send January 10, 2005 WASHINGTON -- "We are looking more and more like the Democrats we replaced," a House committee chairman told me Wednesday. That comment came before he learned, to his surprise and sorrow, that the House Republican leadership had removed Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey as chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. The extraordinary purge buttressed the growing impression of arrogance as Republicans enter their second decade of power in the House. The party's House leaders purportedly removed Smith, a tireless promoter of spending for veterans,...
  • Veterans outraged over ousting Smith from committee [he pushed too much for veterans]

    01/07/2005 1:15:34 PM PST · by ex-snook · 7 replies · 500+ views
    Philly Burbs ^ | Jan 7 2005 | Kathleen Cannon
    Veterans outraged over ousting Smith from committee   By: KATHLEEN CANNON (Fri, Jan/07/2005)  TRENTON - Burlington County veterans are outraged that House Republicans stripped U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of the chairmanship of the Veterans Affairs Committee.At the behest of GOP leaders, Republican House members voted Wednesday to oust Smith, R-4th of Robbinsville, from the committee he chaired for four years and served on for 24. They blamed a series of budget and philosophical clashes with Smith."This is terrible. I've known him for 25 years. A man of higher integrity you'll never find,'' said Ed Kelley of Mount Laurel, a...
  • On C-Span Now - 10:06 EST - Congressman Chris Smith's Hearing on Forced Abortion in China

    12/14/2004 7:07:55 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 2 replies · 243+ views
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | 1214/04 | Congressman Chris Smith
    Started about 2 minutes ago - Congressman Smith still giving opening statement....
  • Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, S.2466, H.R. 4420, Take Action, A Fetus Feels Pain

    06/27/2004 6:35:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 2,283+ views
    National Right to Life
    Bill Highlighting Unborn Child's Pain Introduced by Pro-Life Leaders in CongressWASHINGTON (May 31, 2004) - - Pro-life leaders in Congress, with the strong backing of National Right to Life, have introduced a major new legislative initiative that throws a spotlight on the pain inflicted on unborn children by abortion.The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act was introduced on May 20 by Senator Sam Brownback (R-Ks.) (S. 2466) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) (H.R. 4420), with numerous cosponsors.NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson, who appeared with Brownback and Smith at a press conference in the U.S. Capitol announcing the new legislation, said, "There...