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New Jersey’s District 4 Representative Chris Smith has been cutting aid to seniors for…


Maybe it’s time for him to retire?

Rep. Chris Smith denies seniors care and dignity

Throughout his career, Chris Smith has been perceived as a moderate. However, a closer look at his record shows that he has been ruthless in cutting senior assistance programs.

Smith has an extensive record of votes that cut or elimate funding for Medicare, retirement savings, and other senior programs. Let's take a closer look:


Feb 15, 2017
Smith voted against expanding access to retirement savings accounts

Smith voted for H.J. Res. 67, which nullified a rule that allowed local governments to expand access to secure and low-cost retirement savings account

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Feb 01, 2012
Smith Voted to Repeal Senior Assistance Programs

Smith joined House Republicans to repeal the CLASS Act, which provided aid to individuals with functional limitations that allowed them to maintain their personal and financial independence while living in assisted living communities.

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Mar 15, 2011
Smith Voted Against Protecting Social Security and Medicare Benefits

Smith voted against a motion to ammend a spending bill barring the use of funds to develop or implement a system that would cut or privatize Social Security or Medicare benefits.

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Jun 28, 2008
Smith Voted Against Medicare Improvement

Smith voted against a bill that would expand assistance to low-income seniors and add preventive and medical health service benefits.

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Sep 20, 2006
Smith Restricted Voting Rights of Seniors Who Don't Drive

Smith and House Republicans passed a bill that would require a national voter identification card proving citizenship. This system disproportionately affects older Americans, many of whom do not drive or otherwise need such identification.

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Nov 17, 2005
Smith Voted to Dramatically Cut Funding to Senior Health Programs

Smith voted for a funding bill which substantially cut health care spending, Medicare, Medicaid, medical research, and vital programs such as the Older Americans Act.

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Oct 15, 2003
Smith Voted Against Retiree Benefits Protections

Smith voted against a motion that would have eliminated health savings accounts to provide additional protections for retiree health care benefits.

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Sep 27, 1994
Smith Signed Bill to Substantially Reduce Social Security Funding

Chris Smith signed Newt Gingrich's “Senior Citizens Fairness Act” which sought to dramatically lower funding for Social Security and eliminate many related civil rights and poverty assistances programs in an attempt to keep senior citizens in the workforce.

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What You Can Do

Chris Smith might not be around to talk, but you can contact him in other ways. Let him know how you feel.

NJ’s 4th Congressional District has been redrawn five times while Smith has been its Representative, each time further protecting his incumbency. But that's a whole different story. As a result, many may not even realize he represents them. You are in Chris Smith’s constituency if you live in:

Mercer County

Hamilton and Robbinsville

Monmouth County

Allentown, Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Farmingdale, Freehold, Freehold, Holmdel, Howell, Lake Como, Little Silver, Manalapan, Manasquan, Middletown Township (part), Millstone, Neptune City, Neptune, Ocean, Red Bank, Roosevelt, Rumson, Sea Girt, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Tinton Falls, Upper Freehold and Wall

Ocean County

Bay Head, Jackson, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Manchester, Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant

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