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  • Congress Passes Pro-Life Congressman’s Bill to Spend $53 Million on Adult Stem Cell Research

    12/16/2015 8:17:13 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | Jeff Sagnip
    With a unanimous show of support, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith’s legislation, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2820), cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the President for signature and enactment. Smith and lead co-sponsor Rep. Doris Matsui shepherded the bill through the House last summer with the support of Reps. David Jolly (R-FL) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA), and worked with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jack Reed (R-RI), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Al Franken (D-MN) who championed the bill in the Senate, making helpful modifications and sending it back to the House for one...
  • AP: U.S. replaces lost Libyan ambassador

    10/11/2012 11:08:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/11/12 | politico
    The AP reports that the State Department has sent a temporary replacement to the U.S. mission in Libya, after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed last month. Laurence Pope,a career foreign service officer, will take charge of the mission until the Senate confirms a new permanent ambassador. no excerpt just this statement
  • Emails Show Clinton did Not Know Name of Chris Stevens, Referred to him as "Chris Smith"

    05/22/2015 12:22:04 PM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/22/15 | Aurelius
    After Ambassador J. Chris Stevens was killed in the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not even know his name. New emails released today show that Ms. Clinton thought the Ambassador's name was "Chris Smith," and referred to him as such in two separate emails. The first, sent by Ms. Clinton from her secret "Hrod17" email at 11:38 pm, had the subject of "Chris Smith" and asked if the State Department should announce his death: In response, Cheryl Mills, the Counselor and Chief of Staff to Secretary Clinton, did not correct...
  • “Pro-Life” Lawmakers Sabotage Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/22/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A handful of “pro-life” lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain in abortions. As LifeNews reported yesterday, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina along with Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Jackie Walorski of Indiana — each of whom have pro-life voting records — objected to a vote on the bill on the grounds that the language in the bill did not do enough to allow women who have been victimized by rape to have abortions. Together, they reportedly...
  • 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 ^ | Mon Aug 05, 2013 20:05 EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2013 ( – 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 ( - "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 ( - 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 ^ | 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 ( – 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 ( -- 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 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 ^ | 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 ( - 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...