Rep. Christopher Smith

DETAILS: Rep. Christopher Smith
(1953 - ) New Jersey
  • United States House of Representatives
  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
  • Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade
  • NJ - 4 House
    (1981- present)
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FOR

Border Wall

Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://thehill.com/policy/finance/453105-house-democrats-mull-bill-to-ban-facebook-cryptocurrency-project">source</a> See More»

AGAINST Democrats

Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/schumer-explains-why-democrats-oppose-trumps-wall-theres-no-plan-build-it">source</a> See More»

AGAINST

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are for diversity, but generally against forced and legislated diversity requirements. See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats are generally in favor of legislative diversity requirements. See More»

NEUTRAL

Military

  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: Yes
  • 07/23/2019-11:29pm
  • H.R.3304 To exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse under chapter 7, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-53., 2 months ago
  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: Yes
  • 10/16/2019-6:44pm
  • H.J.RES.77 Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.
  • Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246., 3 weeks ago
FOR

Border Wall

Building a wall along the Mexico border is an ongoing controversy. While both sides support border security, they focus on different aspects of the issue.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans generally favor the border wall for national security. Limiting access through the borders is believed to be an effective way to combat drug and human trafficking, terrorist movements, and illegal entry. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://thehill.com/policy/finance/453105-house-democrats-mull-bill-to-ban-facebook-cryptocurrency-project">source</a> See More»

AGAINST Democrats

Democrats support border security but oppose the wall as an ineffective means of regulating issues along the border. They also oppose the wall due to concerns over eminent domain, funding, and damage to local ecosystems. <a target=_top class=news-time href="https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/schumer-explains-why-democrats-oppose-trumps-wall-theres-no-plan-build-it">source</a> See More»

NEUTRAL

Cannabis

  • VOTE: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: No
  • 09/25/2019-9:42pm
  • H.R.1595 To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes.
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs., 1 month ago
AGAINST

Diversity

Diversity refers to differences in racial or ethnic classifications, age, gender, religion, philosophy, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing factor. Most politicians are in favor of diversity. They differ on whether diversity should be legislated.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are for diversity, but generally against forced and legislated diversity requirements. See More»

FOR Democrats

Democrats are generally in favor of legislative diversity requirements. See More»

DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
    • $17k
    • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
    • $15k
    • International Union of Operating Engineers
    • $15k
    • Laborers' International Union of North America
    • $14k
    • American Maritime Officers
    • $12.5k
    • American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
    • $12k
    • National Association of Letter Carriers
    • $12k
    • Raytheon Company
    • $6k
    • Honeywell International
    • $6k
    • SHEET METAL & AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS NAT'L ASSN
    • $6k
Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
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