Congressman Pappas secures assignments on Transportation & Infrastructure, Veterans' Affairs Committees
Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Chris Pappas learned he has been assigned to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Addressing New Hampshire's infrastructure needs and improving services to veterans will be top priorities for Chris over the next two years.
“Our state deserves a seat at the table as Congress considers a surface transportation bill and making significant investments in our nation's roads, railways, airports, and water systems," said Congressman Chris Pappas on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee assignment. "I look forward to serving on this important committee and working across the aisle so we can move forward on our shared objectives."
"I am determined to speak up for New Hampshire veterans in Congress, and serving as a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee will provide an ability to deliver results," said Congressman Chris Pappas on the Committee on Veterans' Affairs assignment. "Our veterans and military families deserve our unwavering support for their service and sacrifice. We must do more to ensure our government is living up to the sacred promises it has made. I'm eager to work with New Hampshire's veterans community to expand access to services and benefits, fight for additional resources for our state from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and hear from veterans across the district about how we can best meet their needs. I’m ready to work with members of Congress from both parties to get the job done.”
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure jurisdiction includes legislation and oversight of the United States Coast Guard; federal emergency management (FEMA); clean water and waste water safety through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); flood control and improvement of rivers and harbors; inland waterways; pollution of navigable waters; merchant marine inspection; pilot navigation (FAA); boat licensing and registration; the Capitol Building and Congressional Office Buildings; construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of roads, buildings, bridges, railroads, and other transportation infrastructure; and the Department of Transportation (including Amtrak and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs jurisdiction includes legislation and oversight of general veterans measures; veterans medical care; compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and education of veterans; life insurance, pensions, and civil relief for servicemembers, readjustment of servicemembers to civilian life, and cemeteries where any veteran of war or conflict is buried.