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August 2, 2019 Press Release

Manchester, N.H.- Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01), who serves as the Chair of the Oversight and Investigations (O&I) Subcommittee for the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, alongside O&I Ranking member Jack Bergman (MI-01) and Committee member Kathleen Rice (NY-04), sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to express concern over the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) oversight of its government charge card program. 

July 30, 2019 Press Release

Manchester, N.H.- Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, released the following statement in response to the Boston Globe publishing a new story about a VA whistleblower:

July 25, 2019 Press Release

2 years after the whistle was blown on the Manchester VA, Pappas exposes continued work needed to end retaliatory culture undermining veterans’ care 

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020The bill authorizes $733 billion for the Department of Defense and defense-related activities of the Department of Energy. It secures a strong national defense and provides a pay raise to our men and women in uniform.

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.- Following the implementation of the Trump Administration’s discriminatory transgender military ban, 15,000 active duty service members face the risk of losing not only their military careers but also access to the same earned benefits as their fellow service members.

May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01), Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), and Anthony Brown (MD-04) introduced the SERVE (Securing the Rights our Veterans have Earned) Act of 2019 to guarantee protections for our nation’s active duty transgender service members discharged from the Armed Forces under the Trump Administration’s discriminatory transgender ban.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - This evening the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 under suspension of the rules. The bill would expand VA benefits to include Navy veterans who were stationed off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Congressman Chris Pappas, a co-sponsor of the bill, sits on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and serves as Chair of the House VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) introduced the PFAS Registry Act with a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers including Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19), legislation that would create a national database for service members and veterans experiencing health problems possibly due to contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

March 7, 2019 Press Release

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.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today House & Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee members held a Joint Hearing to receive the Legislative Presentation of the American Legion. Congressman Chris Pappas, the grandson of three World War II veterans and Chair of the House VA Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, discussed issues of veterans' care for the 14,126 New Hampshire American Legionnaires.