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Christopher Henry Smith
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Christopher Henry Smith (born March 4, 1953 in Rahway, New Jersey) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th District of New Jersey (map). March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, and Free-Soilers who opposed the expansion of slavery and held a Hamiltonian vision for modernizing the United States. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Rahway is a city located in Union County, New Jersey. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... The New Jersey Congressional District Break-up is as follows: // First Congressional District 1st Congressional District Represented by Robert Andrews-D Burlington County Maple Shade Township Palmyra Riverton Camden County Audubon Audubon Park Barrington Bellmawr Berlin Berlin Township Brooklawn Camden Chesilhurst Clementon Collingswood Gibbsboro Gloucester City Gloucester Township Blackwood Glendora... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ...


Smith, owner of a sporting goods company, first ran for Congress in 1978, but was routed by Democratic incumbent Frank Thompson, Jr.. In 1980, however, Thompson was ensnared in the Abscam scandal, and Smith ran against him again. This was enough to sweep Smith into office; he defeated Thompson almost as heavily as he'd been defeated in 1978. He faced a tough challenge for a second term, but hasn't faced a well-funded opponent since then. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Frank Thompson, Jr. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX in Roman) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was a US political scandal in 1980. ...


Smith is best known for his strong opposition to abortion. He reportedly changed his party affilition from Democratic to Republican due to the Democrats' early support for Roe v. Wade. He is the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. In a January 22, 2004 press release [1] Smith stated, "Americans want the abortion holocaust to end," and referred to abortion as "child slaughter." Aside from abortion, however, Smith's voting record is moderate, which is typical for Republicans from New Jersey. He also has strong ties to organized labor, which is unusual for a Republican and has allowed him to hold onto a district with a slight Democratic lean. Holding Texas laws criminalizing abortion violated womens Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a group of workers who act collectively to address common issues. ...


Following appeals from many Irish-Americans, Smith wrote legislation prohibiting the Royal Ulster Constabulary from training in the United States because of alleged humans rights abuses. Critics of Smith's law state that if the Royal Ulster Constabulary were provided with American training, human rights abuses could have been avoided. Nonetheless, in December 2001 the Bush administration declared the Police Service of Northern Ireland (which replaced the RUC) met reasonable human rights standards, and the prohibition was lifted. Smith has spoken critically of the British Inquiries Act 2005, which he believes will allow the British government to prevent effective inquiries into British army collusion with unionist paramilitaries in Ireland. Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. ... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events: December 2 - Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection five days after Dynegy canceled a US$8. ... The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the police service that covers Northern Ireland. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... The Inquiries Act came into effect in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2005. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... In the context of Irish politics, Unionists are people in Northern Ireland, who wish to see the continuation of the Act of Union 1800, as amended by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, under which Northern Ireland, created in that latter Act, remains part of the United Kingdom of Great...


In 2004, Smith easily defeated Democrat Amy Vasquez for his 13th 2-year term. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

In 1982, Smith faced his toughest reelection campaign when he was challenged by former New Jersey State Senate President Joseph P. Merlino. At the end of one of their debates, Smith approached Merlino to exchange pleasantries, Merlino was quoted as saying "Beat it, kid." Smith won the election with 53% of the vote.[2]


External links

  • Official website
  • bioguide.congress.gov article on Chris Smith
New Jersey Congressional Delegation serving in the 109th United States Congress
Senators Frank Lautenberg (D), Robert Menendez (D)
Representative(s) Dist 1 - Robert E. Andrews (D), Dist 2 - Frank A. LoBiondo (R), Dist 3 - H. James Saxton (R), Dist 5 - Christopher H. Smith (R), Dist 6 - Scott Garrett (R), Dist 7 - Frank Pallone Jr. (D), Dist 8 - Michael Ferguson (R), William J. Pascrell Jr. (D), Dist 9 - Steven R. Rothman (D), Dist 10 - Donald M. Payne (D), Dist 11 - Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R), Dist 12 - Rush D. Holt Jr. (D), Dist 13 - vacant

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