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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:
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) and Congressman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) today joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to introduce the bipartisan, bicameral National POW/MIA Flag Act (H.R. 1579), a bill that would require the POW/MIA Flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon Congressman Chris Pappas participated in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s first hearing, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait.” The hearing examined the current state of our nation’s outdated highways, bridges, ports, airports, and railways and the adverse impacts on our economy and public safety.
Washington D.C. – Today Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) sent a letter to the Chief Executive Officers of Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – the three major credit reporting agencies in the country — asking the agencies to prevent late or missed payments that occur during the shutdown from negatively impacting individuals’ credit ratings.
Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Chris Pappas learned he has been assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Addressing New Hampshire's infrastructure needs and improving services to veterans will be top priorities for Chris over the next two years.
Washington D.C. – Today Congressman Chris Pappas delivered his first House floor speech which coincided with Day 20 of the government shutdown.