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

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Today the House passed Congressman Pappas’s Affordable Housing for Homeless Veterans Act, following his speech on the House floor calling for the support of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
 

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Today the House passed legislation introduced by Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), who serves as the Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, alongside Representative Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), to drastically improve policies and oversight in regards to sexual harassment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

May 4, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), who serves as the Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced legislation with Congressman Troy Nehls (TX-22) to reform the VA’s debt collection process. 
 

April 22, 2021 Press Release

Today Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), and Jim Banks (IN-03) and Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation that would help states implement “Green Alert” systems to locate at-risk veterans when they go missing so that they can receive appropriate care, similar to the AMBER Alert system for children or Silver Alert system for older Americans.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

Today Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), who serves as the Chair of Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced the PFAS Registry Act alongside a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers including Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19). Reps. Pappas, Fitzpatrick, Kuster, and Delgado all serve as members of the bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force.

April 20, 2021 Press Release

 Following the release of a government watchdog report exposing alarming instances of sexual harassment by employees and management failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S.

April 13, 2021 Press Release

Today Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), who serves as the Chair of Oversight and Investigations on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Ranking Member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Tracey Mann (KS-01) introduced the Affordable Housing for Homeless Veterans Act. This bill aims to increase the number of affordable housing options to help reduce the recent uptick in veteran homelessness. 

March 23, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Tracey Mann (R-Kans.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, released the following statements on the introduction of H.R.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Last night the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans’ and Caregivers’ COVID-19 Immunizations Now Expanded Act of 2021 or VA VACCINE Act. The bipartisan VA VACCINE Act takes critical steps in allowing VA to fully protect our veterans by granting VA the ability to vaccinate veterans and essential caregivers who are not currently eligible for or enrolled in the VA health care system. 

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.