Veterans

Both of my grandfathers served as military pilots during World War II, and their sacrifice to this great country never went unnoticed. The women and men defending our country today should feel that same appreciation. Sadly, this is often not the case.

As a member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, I will work to restore our veterans’ faith in the VA and improve the quality of care for Granite State Veterans.

I am holding VA leadership accountable and fighting to improve the quality of physical and mental health care provided to our veterans. Veterans deserve specialized and dedicated care, which is why I oppose efforts to privatize the VA, which could cut the quality care veterans receive. I will also continue to fight to make the Manchester facility a full-service VA, as we are one of the only states left in the nation without a full-service VA facility. No veteran should ever face obstacles to receive the care they have earned and the care they need.

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More on Veterans

January 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following months of continued advocacy, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, applauded the news that the Biden Administration will extend the pause on veteran debt collection by the VA during the pandemic and economic crisis.
 

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) supported the final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2020.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statement after the final National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 was reported out of the Conference Committee containing key New Hampshire priorities.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

 Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), Chair of Oversight and Investigations for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced the Strengthening VA Whistleblower Protection Act Of 2020 which takes critical steps to improve the VA’s ability to protect whistleblowers and better investigate claims of wrongdoing. 

August 14, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), who serves as the Chair of Oversight and Investigations for the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, commended the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for making changes to effectively reduce their claim intake times. 

July 22, 2020 Press Release

Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee Chairman of Oversight and Investigations, Chris Pappas (NH-01) held a joint hearing with the Women Veterans Task Force entitled, “Safety for All: Ending Sexual Harassment in the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

July 22, 2020 Press Release

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) have introduced legislation that expands eligibility for state veterans cemeteries to allow for the interring of many Gu

February 3, 2020 Press Release

The bipartisan letter to the VHA Executive is the latest action in months of work to address this issue including meeting with providers and patients and working individually with constituents to resolve late payments

Pappas will hold Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in February on the topic of provider payment problems

January 16, 2020 Press Release

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would provide for an expedited and coordinated process of collecting, declassifying, and making public records of Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) service members.

The bill is a companion to S. 2794, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in November
 

November 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), who serves as the Chair of Oversight and Investigations for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced legislation with Congressman Max Rose (NY-11), a combat veteran, to reform the VA’s debt collection process. The introduction of this bill follows an alarming hearing revealing the gross inefficiencies in the VA and the financial hardship such issues have created for veterans.