As a small business owner, I know it takes well-trained workers to keep our state’s small business economy growing. That’s why as an Executive Councilor, I worked across party lines to secure funding for New Hampshire’s job training and technical education programs.  In Washington, I am continuing my commitment to increasing access to job training and career and technical education.

We also need to increase capital for small businesses and address onerous regulations that hamper the ability of our small businesses to thrive. We need to cut the red tape and make interactions between small businesses and federal agencies easier, support continued economic growth with creative solutions, and fight the online sales tax that is burdening New Hampshire’s small businesses.

Investing in job training and apprenticeship programs is essential to building a talent pipeline, which trains and matches workers with our amazing local companies looking to hire them. We must also work to make college more affordable, so those who want to pursue post-secondary education have the ability to do so, regardless of their zip code.

Together, we can ensure New Hampshire remains a great place for everyone to live and work. 

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December 20, 2019 Press Release

This week, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) introduced the Stop Taxing Our Potential (STOP) Act, legislation that would overturn the 2018 Supreme Court Wayfair decision. This decision forces New Hampshire small businesses to collect online sales tax from over 10,000 jurisdictions across the country. Kuster and Pappas have been vocal opponents of efforts to impose an online sales tax on NH businesses.

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.