Congressman Chris Smith

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Congolese civil rights attorney Hervé Diakiese Kyungu testifying on July 14, 2022, at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on the use of child labor in China-backed cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Testimony: China-backed cobalt mines in Congo exploit 40,000 child workers

Jul 16, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The mines “are often no more than narrow shafts dug into the ground, which is why children are recruited —... Read more

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Nigeria church massacre: State Dept. official meets local bishop

Jun 17, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

The meeting took place following a request by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey. Read more

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Rep. Chris Smith calls ‘modern slavery’ of human trafficking a pro-life issue

Jun 12, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

A bi-partisan bill would provide $1 billion over five years for anti-trafficking education and prosecution efforts. Read more

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Rep. Chris Smith: Overturning Roe would allow long overdue debate on abortion

May 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

The co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus says overturning Roe v. Wade would usher in a "new phase" in the... Read more

Man bound hand and foot, vicitim of human trafficking.

Rep. Chris Smith highlights bipartisan bill on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Jan 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey is calling... Read more

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Congressman Smith: Nigeria's removal from U.S. watch list a 'retreat' from fight against religious persecution

Nov 24, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The decision to remove Nigeria from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” was “totally unjustified,” and a backwards step... Read more

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters at a rally in Chesterfield, Missouri, in 2016.

Religious persecution is a global problem, Pence and Pompeo tell Ministerial

Jul 18, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Religious persecution is a concern for the entire global community, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo... Read more

Armenian church behind barbed wire, Baghdad, Iraq. Via Shutterstock.

Iraqi Christians face uncertain future, U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom says

Jun 27, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The security of Christians in Northern Iraq remains “tenuous” and will require close attention in the future, the State Department’s... Read more

Bipartisan bill would make it easier to deduct charitable donations

May 14, 2018

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress last week would make it easier for Americans to receive tax deductions for charitable... Read more

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Object to abortion? You might need this law, Congressman says

Nov 8, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life health care workers and institutions need stronger legal protections from pressure to help provide abortions, backers of proposed federal... Read more