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Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:
This week Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) continued to fight for New Hampshire’s small businesses by co-sponsoring legislation and calling on House leadership to restore the tax deductibility of forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statement after the final National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 was reported out of the Conference Committee containing key New Hampshire priorities.
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced the award of $4,562,905 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program to invest in renovating and modernizing the New Hampshire Northcoast (NHN) railroad line.
Today, the House passed H.R. 7617, the second annual appropriations package, which funds a range of critical national priorities, including the fight against the addiction epidemic in our communities. The legislation includes several key provisions introduced by Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), including an amendment he passed with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) to increase funding for Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers.
Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) commended the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement today that it will make available 35,000 supplemental temporary nonagricultural worker visas (H-2B) for the second half of fiscal year 2020, while underscoring the need for additional visas to be released and calling on Congress to fix this broken system in order to meet the workforce needs of Granite State employers:
Following President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congressman Chris Pappas issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that Lara Quiroga of Manchester will be his guest at the State of the Union address on February 4, 2020.
Washington, D.C.- Representative Chris Pappas was appointed by his colleagues to serve as a Conferee to help negotiate the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Conference Committee, made up of a select group of House and Senate members, will merge the House and Senate versions of the bill into a final version. After the committee completes its work, the final NDAA will be voted on in both chambers of Congress before going to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
Today the House passed the first appropriations package for fiscal year 2020 which included three amendments Congressman Pappas introduced to expand research on the impacts of PFAS contamination, strengthen our regional economy, and support our Army’s Back-packable Communications Intelligence System technology.