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US House NH District 1

Voting Record

H Amdt 398 (2019)

Prohibits federal law enforcement from interfering in states that legalize recreational marijuana.

H J Res 31 (2019)
Final 2019 federal budget bill, including $1.4 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier on the border with Mexico, $415 million for humanitarian relief at the border, $12 billion for disaster relief, and $3.3 billion for highway and bridge infrastructure.
H J Res 46 (2019)

Ends the national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border declared by President Trump.

H R 1112 (2019)

Extends the time period for authorities to complete a federal firearms background check. At the time of this bill's submission, if a background check is not completed within three days, the seller may go ahead and sell the firearm.

H R 1585 (2019)
Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which contains victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For example, VAWA authorizes federal grants for rape prevention programs. The 2019 version of VAWA passed by the House includes a provision to block stalkers, former boyfriends, and dating partners - no just marriage partners - from possessing firearms.
H R 1644 (2019)
Restores the Open Internet Order of the Federal Communications Commission, which would reinstate net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers from slowing internet content.
H R 266 (2020)

Adds more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

H R 268 (2019)
Democratic bill to end the government shutdown and fund the government through September 2019. The bill does not include $5.6 billion for a border wall, but includes $14 billion in disaster relief funding.
H R 3 (2019)

Directs the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare directly with pharmaceutical companies and caps out-of-pocket costs for Medicare part D enrollees.

H R 3239 (2019)

Establishes standards for Custom and Border Protection's care of detainees, including an initial health screening.

H R 4 (2019)

Increases federal oversight of state voting laws.

H R 4617 (2019)

Establishes a duty to report foreign election interference, adds restrictions to online campaign advertising, and adds restrictions on election-related spending by foreign entitites.

H R 5 (2019)

Adds sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity to federal anti-discrimination laws.

H R 535 (2020)

Requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

H R 582 (2019)

Gradually raises the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

H R 6 (2019)

Offers a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, as well as some other immigrants whose countries of origin are experiencing ongoing armed conflict, natural disasters, or other extraordinary conditions.

H R 6074 (2020)

Authorizes emergency spending related to the coronavirus outbreak. Forexample, this bill provides funding for vaccine research and small business disaster loans.

H R 6201 (2020)

Requires free coronavirus testing, regardless of insurance coverage, and requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two weeks of paid sick leave if an employee is quarantined, experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member. Employers will get a tax credit to offset costs. This bill also expands unemployment grants to help states cover higher unemployment claims and expands funding and eligibility for various food programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

H R 6800 (2020)

$3 trillion coronavirus-related stimulus bill that builds on the CARES Act, H R 748. This bill includes another $1,200 for every American and expands the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), among other funding.

H R 7120 (2020)
Sweeping law enforcement reform bill, eliminating some legal protections for law enforcement officers, restricting the use of deadly force and chokeholds, tracking police misconduct data, and more.
H R 8 (2019)
Requires a background check for all firearm sales, including private sales that do not take place through a licensed dealer.
H R 8015 (2020)

Sends $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service, suspends changes in their service, and requires the USPS to tread election mail as first class mail.

H R 9 (2019)

Requires the U.S. to remain in the Paris climate agreement beyond 2020.

H R 986 (2019)

Blocks a Trump administration policy that would give states greater flexibility to allow short-term and association health care plans.  Those plans would not have to meet the same requirements as originally laid out under the Affordable Care Act.

H Res 660 (2019)

Resolution continuing the impeachment inquiry related to President Donald Trump.

H Res 755 (2019)

Impeaches President Donald Trump, leading to a trial in the U.S. Senate

S J Res 68 (2020)

Directs the U.S. President to stop the use of armed forces in Iran unless authorized by Congress.

S J Res 7 (2019)
Prevents the U.S. from fighting in or assisting in Yemen's civil war.
Declined to complete our 2018 Federal Candidate Survey

Position on Issues

Other, 2019

"I am thrilled to see innovative New Hampshire-based companies like Brayton Energy and Creare, LLC receive nearly $4 million in federal funding for their energy efficiency projects through the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. This funding will allow our state to continue to become a pioneer in energy efficiency technology that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels, advances our clean energy economy, and creates New Hampshire jobs. This is great news for New Hampshire and the future of our energy economy."

Candidate's Facebook Page, 2019

"We must stop off-shore drilling dead in its tracks and safeguard our coastal environment and economy. I'm proud to have supported legislation to do just that in the House."

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2019

"Yesterday I met with @RepSamGraves, the Ranking Republican on the Transportation Committee. Members from both parties are eager to get to work on the committee & hope the President will join us in supporting a comprehensive infrastructure bill this session."

Candidate's Website, 2019

"This summer, after carefully reviewing Special Counsel Mueller's report and his testimony to Congress, I said it was imperative that Congress continue its oversight work by opening a formal impeachment inquiry. Recent allegations that the President and his Administration withheld military aid from the Ukraine, asked a foreign government to interfere in our presidential election, and blocked a whistleblower complaint about that effort underscore many times over the need for continued oversight.

"The President has openly admitted he talked to the leader of the Ukraine as part of an effort to thwart a political rival in the upcoming election. This is chilling news that should spur a bipartisan response to uphold the rule of law.

"As the Inspector General has stated, we are dealing with a national security matter of 'urgent concern.' Opening an inquiry will allow Congress to put all the facts on the table so we can proceed expeditiously to protect national security and our democracy. While this process develops, I will maintain my focus on the many concerns of the people of New Hampshire and how we can work together in Congress to address them."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"As a member of the New Hampshire House, Chris earned a 100% pro-choice voting record and opposed legislation that would have interfered with a woman's fundamental right to control her own body. In Congress, Chris will ... Oppose attempts to restrict women's access to reproductive health services"

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Chris supports universal healthcare and will work to ensure everyone has quality, affordable health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act was a significant step forward, and we must stop Republican attempts to sabotage it and repeal it outright."

Other, 2018

We've been hurt by the tariffs that have been slapped on goods coming into this country. Businesses have seen their costs escalate ... I think we should always be looking for more calm and collected trade talks as opposed to a really haphazard system of tariffs that creates uncertainty and makes business more expensive for New Hampshire companies and also for consumers."


Candidate's Website, 2018

"Support citizenship for Dreamers who know no other country than the United States"

Candidate's Facebook Page, 2018

"I believe in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and securing a clean energy future. In my role as Executive Councilor, I've supported grants for solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal projects around the state. Clean energy is creating 21st century jobs in our own backyard while safeguarding our environment. It's a win-win."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Chris supports universal healthcare and will work to ensure everyone has quality, affordable health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act was a significant step forward, and we must stop Republican attempts to sabotage it and repeal it outright."

Candidate's Facebook Page, 2018

"Chris has fought back against extreme attacks on women's health, casting critical votes to keep Planned Parenthood centers funded to provide basic, vital health services for women and families."

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2018

"The President's decision is a serious mistake and unravels the only diplomatic means we have to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon"

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2018

"Americans repudiated divisiveness & partisanship in November, yet here we are on the verge of a #TrumpShutdown of the government over an absurd border wall that doesn't even have majority support. January can't come soon enough."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Support increasing the minimum wage and indexing it to inflation so that workers in the future won't have to depend on Congress for a cost of living adjustment"

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2018

"We need to tackle the opioid crisis head-on with additional resources and support for local emergency responders and the recovery community. As a member of Congress, I'll continue to fight for the increased investments that our state desperately needs."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Climate change is not only real, it is an existential threat to the future of our planet, and we must take bold action to prevent its economic and environmental impacts here and around the globe. As this President implements policies that desecrate our environment, open spaces, air, and coastlines, Chris believes we must forcefully resist. Trump's decision to pull us out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a dangerous step that takes us backwards in our fight to curb emissions; his decision to end the Clean Power Plan undermines strategies to reduce emissions and harms air quality in New Hampshire. Proposals to allow private companies to drill for oil off the coast of New Hampshire are equally reckless and irresponsible."

Candidate's Website, 2018

"Chris is a staunch supporter of developing New Hampshire's renewable energy portfolio. On the Executive Council, he has worked to secure investments for solar, wind, biomass, hydro, and geothermal projects across New Hampshire. As renewable energy technology improves and New Hampshire attracts more jobs in solar, Chris knows we must maintain incentives and tax credits to nurture the clean energy revolution that is underway."

Other, 2018

We've got to stop these efforts that are seeking to privatize it or to means-test benefits. I think those are very dangerous strategies that are going to erode the program over time."


Candidate's Website, 2020

"In Congress, Chris is working to create economy opportunity by ... Fighting efforts to privatize Social Security and Medicare and working to strengthen these programs that are essential to the health and well-being of current and future retirees"

WMUR, 2018

"Pappas said that while middle class families are struggling, the Republican tax plan emerging in Congress 'is going to tilt the system even more in favor of special interests and the big corporations, and I think that's wrong.'"

WMUR, 2018

"We need to say loudly and clearly that Russia is an adversary and not a friend of democracy, human rights, and American interests. Russia attacked the United States during the 2016 election, and we remain vulnerable to future attacks and manipulation. Our entire intelligence community is in agreement that Russia engaged in cyber-attacks in support of President Trump to sway the results of the election. We need to empower our investigators to get to the bottom of this hack of our democracy, impose tough sanctions and other punishments to deter Russia and any other hostile foreign actors from engaging in that type of behavior, and protect our elections from future hacking attempts."

Other, 2018

"I also don't support raising the retirement age, because I think that hits working people at a much greater rate, and I think we've got to be cognizant of those people that work hard their entire lives and the benefits that should be there for them."

Other, 2020

"But I think we do need a more robust debate around climate issues, including a proposal like a carbon tax. It's not an idea that I've signed on to at this point in time. But I think it needs to be part of the full discussion."
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