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September 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Pappas voted for the passage of the Climate Action Now Act, which ensures the United States honors commitments made in the Paris Climate Agreement and develops detailed plans to combat rising global temperatures.

Congressman Chris Pappas and Congressman Annie Kuster successfully added an amendment that requires the Administration’s report to encompass the impact of the Paris Agreement on clean energy job development in rural communities.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Expanding Access to Rural Job Creators Act to help small business owners and rural entrepreneurs across New Hampshire access the capital they need. Congressman Pappas’s legislation expands the purview of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation to include small businesses in rural areas.

April 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Chris Pappas joined a bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce the Veterans Exposed to Toxic (VET) PFAS Act, a bill that would guarantee health and disability benefits to veterans and their families exposed to PFAS contaminants.

April 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Chris Pappas voted to pass a long-term, bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which he proudly co-sponsored. VAWA provides law enforcement officials and organizations the resources they need to help prevent domestic abuse and seek justice for survivors. Since VAWA was first passed in 1994, the rate of domestic violence has declined by over 50 percent.

March 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Chris Pappas, Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus and first LGBTQ member of Congress from New Hampshire, 

March 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Chris Pappas, Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus and the first LGBTQ member of Congress from New Hampshire, took to the House floor to speak on the introduction of the bipartisan Equality Act. This landmark legislation amends existing civil right law to provide LGBTQ Americans with the same protections as other Americans in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations.

Read the full remarks as written for delivery from Congressman Pappas's House floor speech below:

Mr. Speaker,

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington. D.C. - Today Congressman Chris Pappas joined a bipartisan majority in the House to pass a resolution that would express the sense of Congress that the Mueller report should be made available to the public and Congress upon its conclusion.

March 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Chris Pappas, a co-sponsor of H.R. 1, voted to pass the sweeping democracy reform legislation that would fix our broken campaign finance system, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and protect and expand the right to vote. This vote makes good on Congressman Pappas’s promise to make Washington work for regular people and get rid of the corrosive influence of big money in our political system. H.R. 1, also known as the For The People Act, was the first bill introduced by the new House Democratic majority.