Christopher H. Smith

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    Embassy Row: Daughters plead to China, 'Let our fathers go'

    The daughters of five Chinese political prisoners are planning to use a congressional hearing Thursday to send a message to the communist authorities who have locked up their dads.


  • "Many health insurance plans throughout the nation will subsidize abortion on demand," Rep. Christopher H. Smith says about Obamacare. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers can't find abortion-free health care exchanges, push transparency bill

    Rep. Christopher H. Smith and a bipartisan pro-life coalition in Congress say the Obama administration is obfuscating consumers about the health care law by not making it clear which exchange plans cover abortion and which don't.


  • "Many health insurance plans throughout the nation will subsidize abortion on demand," Rep. Christopher H. Smith says about Obamacare. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers can't find abortion-free health care exchanges, push transparency bill

    Rep. Christopher H. Smith and a bipartisan pro-life coalition in Congress say the Obama administration is obfuscating consumers about the health care law by not making it clear which exchange plans cover abortion and which don't.


  • The sons of Colin Bower of Boston were taken to Egypt. His case was championed by then-Sen. John Kerry, now secretary of state.

    Parents call for sanctions on countries that refuse to aid return of children

    Parents whose spouses flee overseas with their children called Thursday for the federal government to put sanctions on countries that don't help get those children returned, saying it should be considered a human-trafficking issue, not merely a family dispute.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Christopher H. Smith (Associated Press)

    Chinese policies blamed in worsening U.S. deficit

    China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, says a report by a congressional commission.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Christopher H. Smith (Associated Press)

    Congressional report hits Chinese trade practices

    China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, a report by a congressional commission says.


  • **FILE** Rep. Christopher H. Smith. (Associated Press)

    Libya’s record won’t stop U.S. aid

    President Obama on Friday gave seven countries listed by the State Department as doing little to control human trafficking — including Libya and Saudi Arabia — a pass on government-mandated sanctions and a loss of foreign aid, citing national security concerns.


  • **FILE** Rep. Christopher H. Smith. (Associated Press)

    Top human traffickers need not fear Obama

    The failure of the White House to enforce threatened sanctions against countries that the State Department has accused of doing little to control human trafficking is "appalling," with the Obama administration — much like the George W. Bush administration before it — using "every loophole possible" to issue waivers to avoid punishing the offending nations by cutting U.S. aid, according to elected officials, human rights activists and others.


  • Rep. Christopher H. Smith, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, global health and human rights, said the recent publication of an aborted 7-month-old child in China has "sparked global outrage." (Associated Press)

    Gruesome picture puts new pressure on China over one-child policy

    At a House hearing punctuated by the wails of a Chinese woman mourning a baby that was forcibly aborted 17 years ago, lawmakers said there were signs that increased domestic and international pressure on Chinese officials to end the country's one-child policy was beginning to have an effect.


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