Economy

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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More on Economy

April 16, 2020 Press Release

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:

March 27, 2020 Press Release

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     

March 26, 2020 Press Release

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.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

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. 

March 23, 2020 Press Release

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.

March 19, 2020 In The News
MANCHESTER, N.H. —U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Wednesday announced actions aimed at helping businesses hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak obtain loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
March 18, 2020 Press Release

(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.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

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.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

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.

March 5, 2020 Press Release

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: