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Thanks to Republican policies, America is Better Off Now than we were two years ago. Our work to make a booming economy, safer communities, and a stronger military isn’t just about votes on big policy issues. It’s about the work we do day in, day out meeting with community leaders, holding hearings, and listening to the American people.

It may not always make headlines, but here’s a closer look into what House Republicans have been working on this month:

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) Recognized as ‘Champion’ of Kids with Autism and Their Families

Smith, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Autism Caucus, has consistently fought for more funding and research of autism spectrum disorder, and has authored four major laws on autism: the Autism CARES Act (P.L. 113-157), the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (P.L. 112-32), the Autism Statistics, Surveillance, Research and Epidemiology (ASSURE) Act (P.L. 106-310), and Kevin and Avonte’s Law, provisions of which were signed into law in March as part of the omnibus bill.

In 2014 Smith authored the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research and Education (CARES) Act after meeting with constituent parents of children with Autism.

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