Rep. Chris Smith

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USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat: Congress must prevent taxpayer-funded abortion

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an opportunity to vote on a prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion. Read more

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.). Courtesy photo.

Congressman urges vigilance on anniversary of anti-trafficking law

Two decades after the enactment of a landmark anti-trafficking law, the threat has evolved during the current pandemic—and so too,... Read more

Bishop James Su Zhimin. Image from Congressional - Executive Commission On China Political Prisoner Database.

Congressional hearing highlights case of missing Chinese Catholic bishop

The fate of a long-imprisoned Catholic bishop in China was the focus of a congressional hearing on Thursday, amid growing... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong.

House discusses ‘brutal, sweeping crackdown’ in Hong Kong

The new national security law in Hong Kong is an assault on the rights of the people, Speaker of the... Read more

Swarm of desert locusts in Kenya.

Locusts threaten East African food crisis, members of Congress call for aid

Members of Congress are calling on the president to take early action to fight swarms of locusts in East Africa,... Read more

Factory in Jiangxi province, China.

Chinese forced labor is in US supply chain, Congressional report finds

Political, ethnic and religious prisoners are being used as forced labor in China, making goods that end up in U.S.... Read more

The United States capitol building.

Congress advances bill condemning China ‘re-education’ camps

The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the... Read more

Congressional pro-lifers, led by Rep. Steve Scalise, address a press conference about the Born Alive bill at the Capitol April 2, 2019.

Born Alive bill still stalled as Congress returns to session

Five months after first attempting to force a vote on legislation to protect babies who survive botched abortions, pro-life Members... Read more

Catholic Church of the Saviour also called Xishiku Church or Beitang in Xicheng District, Beijing, China. Via Shutterstock

Religion in China: 'It’s never been worse than it is right now,' Congress hears

At a congressional hearing on the worldwide persecution of Christians, religious freedom advocates warned Thursday of the plight of Christians... Read more

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House Republicans seek new vote on Born-Alive Abortion bill

Republicans in the House of Representatives are seeking a vote on a new version of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection... Read more

Rep. Smith at the podium, and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, April 2017. Courtesy photo.

President Trump signs anti-human trafficking bill into law

President Donald Trump signed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act on Tuesday.  Read more

Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.

New House passes spending bill with pro-abortion rider

In the first day of the new congressional session, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes a... Read more

Stop Sex Abuse press conference at the U.S. Capital, June 7, 2018. Courtesy photo.

Congressmen call for investigation into Planned Parenthood abuse cover-ups

Several members of Congress have asked the federal government to investigate allegations that Planned Parenthood has covered-up acts of sexual... Read more

Commentary: Trump/Reagan Title X Protect Life Rule 

Last Friday, the Trump Administration announced its intention to reassert and promulgate portions of President Ronald Reagan’s modest but necessary... Read more

House passes protections for abortion survivors

As the annual March for Life began just blocks away from the U.S. Capitol on Friday, the House of Representatives... Read more