In the portrait marking his tenure as Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman, Chris Smith is shown sitting on a foreshortened hearing room dais, with tools of the legislator’s trade beside him: volumes of the U.S. legal code and a stack of files. Smith was first elected in 1980 to represent a New Jersey district.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Christopher Henry Smith,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2014/2014-027-000/ (January 25, 2022)
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