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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.