Rep. Pappas Statement on President Trump Signing COVID-19 and Government Funding Legislation Into Law

December 27, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statement after President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law:

“While I am pleased that President Trump has finally signed the COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation into law, he should never have held up this crucial bill that Congress negotiated with his administration on a bipartisan basis. It was simply a dereliction of duty for him to play politics during a national crisis,” said Congressman Pappas. “Now that this bill is law and will provide badly needed support for small businesses, workers, and families, it is time for everyone to put politics aside and keep working. This package is a bridge to next year, and we will need additional federal support to ensure that we can soundly defeat this virus, rebuild our economy, get our communities back on their feet. I will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect Americans’ lives and livelihoods and provide every resource available to ensure we weather this storm.”