Posts Tagged ‘ Congressman Chris Smith ’

Congressman Smith Addresses World Summit In Defense Of Persecuted Christians

May 17th, 2017 | By

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith addressed the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians on May 12 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Excerpts of his remarks:  Thirty-seven years ago during my first term in Congress, I read Tortured for Christ by Romanian pastor Richard Wurmbrand.    As so many of you know, it is

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Douglass Trafficking Bill Will Help Victims, Punish Traffickers

Apr 26th, 2017 | By

Almost 200 years ago, Frederick Douglass began his astonishing life dedicated to educating others on the horrors of slavery. On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the Co-Founder & President of the Frederick

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Congressman Chris Smith Bill On Genocide Advances From Committee

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

Christians have lived in Iraq since the 1st century and only 250,000 remain, down from 500,000 in 2013, the year before ISIS began its campaign of genocide,” said Smith. “Yezidis have lived in Iraq since the 12th century and their population has dropped 20 to 30 percent from 2013. There are other ancient religious and ethnic minority groups targeted for crimes against humanity and war crimes that likewise need our attention and assistance if they are to survive in their home countries or at least the region.



Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy

Jan 24th, 2017 | By

“By redirecting taxpayer dollars away from the international abortion industry, President Trump has re-instituted life-affirming protections for unborn children and their mothers,” said Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. “There is political consensus that taxpayer dollars should not fund abortion and the abortion industry.”



Christian Refugees Escaping ISIS Get Visit From N.J. Rep. Chris Smith

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

Thousands of Christians fleeing Islamic State-held territory in Iraq got a visit this week from Rep. Chris Smith. At the invitation of the Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, himself a refugee, Smith (R-4th Dist.) toured a 6,000-person refugee camp among other stops in the Kurdish region of Iraq.



The Life-Saving Amendment: Two Million Americans Are Alive Today Because Of ‘The Hyde Amendment’

Oct 5th, 2016 | By

Since the first bitter and protracted battles over this policy, the Hyde amendment has generally, if begrudgingly, been accepted as the status quo. President Bill Clinton — who supported partial-birth abortion — and President Barack Obama — who pledged to veto a bill protecting children born alive after abortion, both consistently signed the Hyde amendment into law.



Ending Torture in China: Why It Matters

Apr 15th, 2016 | By

We are here today to shine a light on the brutal, illegal, and dehumanizing use of torture in China. We shine a light in a dictatorship because nothing good happens in the dark. And, as we will learn today, there are some very dark places in China were torture is used regularly to punish and intimidate political and religious prisoners and their lawyers.



Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) Addresses Marchers @ 2016 March For Life

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

Recent undercover videos by Center for Medical Progress have exposed in numbing candor several high level Planned Parenthood leaders gleefully talking about procuring children’s organs for a price, all while altering gruesome dismemberment procedures to preserve “intact” livers, hearts and lungs from freshly killed babies. Watch the videos yourself at centerformedicalprogress.org.



Planned Parenthood Has Killed Over 7 Million Babies

Jan 8th, 2016 | By

“Subsidized by over $500 million taxpayers’ dollars each year, Planned Parenthood dismembers or chemically poisons a baby to death every two minutes—killing over seven million innocent children since 1973.”



Congressman Smith Chairs Hearing On ISIS Terrorists Wanted: Foreign Fighters For Terror

Jun 11th, 2015 | By

The UN Security Council recently estimated that there are now over 25,000 foreign terrorist fighters from over 100 countries who have travelled internationally, mainly to Syria and Iraq, to join or fight for terrorist entities associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and Al-Qaida.