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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Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) called on House leadership from both parties to come together and immediately pass stopgap legislation to get additional help to Main Street small businesses and workers in New Hampshire:
Pappas and bipartisan coalition of lawmakers won significant expansion of help for small business in final bill, including cash-advances, low-cost loans and tax credits
In the difficult weeks ahead, Pappas says Congress needs to stay focused on supporting frontline health care workers and sustaining NH’s Main Street economy
Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the Senate passage of the latest coronavirus response and relief package that includes substantial aid to hospitals and health systems, a significant increase in Unemployment Insurance benefits for workers, and direct payments to American families to help them weather the current economic downturn.
Today, as bicameral negotiations continue on a third Coronavirus package, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) have continued to fight for small businesses and American workers by leading a bipartisan letter with 17 of their House colleagues to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to include language reestablishing the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) in this legislation.
Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) and 10 original co-sponsors introduced new legislation to help small businesses, nonprofits, and New Hampshire workers facing unprecedented economic challenges as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.
The Too Small To Fail Act takes concrete steps to support small businesses and workers who have been hit hard by this virus.
(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements after Small Business Administrator (SBA) Jovita Carranza signed New Hampshire’s emergency declaration to allow Granite State small businesses to be eligible for the full suite of emergency resources through the SBA, as firms mitigate financial hardships due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) wrote to Speaker Pelosi urging her to increase funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Disaster Loan Program to ensure the SBA can provide loans to small businesses and nonprofits nationwide that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
MANCHESTER, NH - Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) called on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make available zero-interest loans for small businesses and nonprofits that are facing serious economic challenges from the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, which has already caused unprecedented operating challenges, reduced consumer demand, and outright closures.
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: