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Christopher Pappas

660 Central Ave Suite 101
      Dover, NH 03820

660 Central Ave
Suite 101
Dover, NH 03820
United States


Voting Record

H J Res 30 (2023)
Reverses a rule from the Biden administration that would otherwise make it easier for financial advisers and managers to consider "environmental, social, and governance" (ESG) factors when making investments. 
H J Res 45 (2023)
Nullifies Biden's executive action to suspend federal student loan payments and discharge debt.
H J Res 7 (2023)
Ends the national emergency related to COVID-19, which was declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020.
H R 1 (2023)

Large bill relating to many areas of U.S. energy policy, generally aimed at increasing fossil fuel production. For example, this bill streamlines the permitting process for new natural gas pipelines. The bill also seeks to boost mining of some minerals, such as uranium, and roll back some investments in clean energy and energy efficiency.

H R 2 (2023)

Immigration law bill that requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue building a wall along the southern border of the United States. This bill also limits asylum eligibility for migrants, increases penalties for violating immigration law, and requires DHS to create a system similar to E-Verify and requires all employers to use the system.

H R 21 (2023)
Limits future releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until the Department of Energy develops a plan to increase the percentage of federal lands leased for oil and gas production.
H R 2494 (2023)

Makes assaulting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder a deportable offense. 

H R 26 (2023)

Requires health care providers "to exercise the proper degree of care" if a child survives an abortion or attempted abortion. This bill includes criminal penalties, including potential murder charges.

H R 347 (2023)

Requires every executive order from the president to be accompanied by a report on the order's estimated impact on inflation.

H R 3564 (2023)

Rolls back changes made by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) that would raise mortgage fees for borrowers with higher credit scores and cut fees for borrowers with lower credit scores.

H R 3746 (2023)

Compromise between House Republicans and Pres. Biden to raise the debt limit. Among other things, this bill resumes student loan debt payments, adds work requirements for SNAP and TANF, and limits future federal spending.

H R 382

Ends the federal public health emergency over COVID-19.

H R 5 (2023)

Lays out various parent rights that schools must recognize or lose federal funding. Some of these rights include:

  • The right to review (and make copies of at no cost) the curriculum of their child's school
  • The right to know if their child's school allows an individual whose biological sex is male to use restrooms or changing rooms designated for individuals whose biological sex is female
  • The right to know if the state alters its challenging academic standards
H R 5933 (2023)

Adds regulations on foreign gifts and contracts for colleges and universities.

H R 6678 (2024)

Makes Social Security fraud and identification document fraud grounds for deportation and/or barring admission to the United States.

H R 734 (2023)

Requires schools to limit women's sports competitions to athletes born with female reproductive organs.

H R 7511 (2024)

Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to detain anyone unlawfully in the United States who has been arrested for burglary or theft. The bill also allows states to sue the federal government over immigration enforcement failures.

H Res 757 (2023)

Resolution removing Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) as Speaker of the House.

H Res 845 (2023)

Resolution censuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her comments following Hamas' attack on Israel October 7, 2023.

Declined to complete our 2022 Federal Candidate Survey

Position on Issues


"'I'm signing onto legislation that would create a public option on the exchange and also legislation that would lower the eligibility age for Medicare,' he said. 'I would like to see people that are near retirement age be able to buy in to the program.'"

Other, 2018

"Every candidate [including Chris Pappas] said they would vote to declassify marijuana from its current schedule 1 illegal drug status"

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, 2020

"In Congress, Chris is standing up for reproductive health care and family planning by:

"Opposing any legislative attempts to restrict access to reproductive health services or chip away at a woman’s right to choose"

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."

Candidate's Twitter Feed, 2020

"We must safeguard our democracy with expanded early voting and a no-excuse, vote-by-mail option that can be scaled up in such a crisis."

Candidate's Website, 2022

“The administration should not revoke Title 42 without developing the plans needed to protect the health and safety of the American people. The administration should be taking into account all possible impacts as they review their policies, and they should also provide Congress with a more definitive plan for how any changes will be implemented after the public health emergency and the national emergency are formally rescinded.”

Candidate's Website, 2022

"'I have continuously said that we should be taking every step possible to support Ukraine and punish Putin, and speeding the delivery of weapons systems and military assistance to Ukraine is essential,' said Congressman Chris Pappas. 'The passage of this legislation will deliver critical support to Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty, and I urge the President to sign it into law swiftly to ensure aid reaches Ukraine as soon as possible.'"

Candidate's Website, 2022

"Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) helped pass H.R. 7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, to help save lives and stop the epidemic of gun violence in our communities.

"'We are not powerless to improve public safety and stop gun violence. Our kids and families deserve to feel safe at school, at their place of worship, and the grocery store,' said Congressman Pappas. 'I called for these common-sense gun safety measures to come to the floor because they will save lives, and I’m proud to help pass them today. We must not turn our backs to this kind of senseless violence, and I hope the Senate will join us in passing measures that will save lives and keep our communities safe.'

"The Protecting Our Kids Act will reduce the number of and deadliness of mass shootings by raising the age to purchase a semi-automatic weapon from 18 to 21, banning the sale of large capacity magazines, gun trafficking, and straw purchases, and requiring firearms to be securely stored when minors may have access to them."

WMUR, 2022

"U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas’ office has confirmed that the first-term Democrat supports a controversial provision of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 that would strip qualified immunity from police officers.

"Pappas said on WMUR’s 'CloseUP' program July 19 that he supported the George Floyd bill, which, he said 'would get rid of' qualified immunity."

Candidate's Website, 2022

"I’ve been pushing for legislation to crack down on price-gouging, provide a gas tax holiday, and lower prices at the pump," said Congressman Chris Pappas. "The last thing Granite Staters need right now is even higher prices at the gas pump, and we must use every resource available to bring down costs for our families and small businesses. It’s unacceptable that while Americans struggle to make ends meet gas and oil companies are taking advantage of international crises to make record profits. The price of crude oil fell last month, yet the prices consumers pay at the pump continued to rise. We have to put an end to this corporate profiteering and give families relief."

WMUR, 2022

"The program where New Hampshire families received checks as part of the enhanced child tax credit has come to an end.

"News 9 asked the state's congressional delegation about continuing the tax credit. ...

"Democrats U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Annie Kuster, and Rep. Chris Pappas said they support efforts to extend the enhanced credit."

Candidate's Website, 2022

"For 48 years the right to choose has been the law of the land, and it is time that Congress protects that right and access to the full range of reproductive care. States are passing dangerous bans on abortion that harm patients and criminalize doctors, and anti-choice legislators are erecting barriers that are ever more onerous for women. This has even happened in my home state of New Hampshire where the legislature passed an abortion ban and forced ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion. If the Supreme Court won’t protect Roe, Congress must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act."

WMUR, 2022

"'I don't support term limits,' Pappas said. 'And I think that we have elections every two years here in New Hampshire. We're one of the most representative states, and an election is the best term limit you can ask for. What's interesting about the office I serve in, a member of Congress in New Hampshire's 1st District, we haven't had someone serving two consecutive terms since 2008, so it's been a while. I think there is a lot of power the people have in New Hampshire.'"

Other, 2022

When asked about President Biden's plan to forgive up to $10,000 of student loan debt through executive action, Pappas said he opposed the plan. "Pappas, speaking with the Pulse of New Hampshire this morning on Good Morning New Hampshire, said the announcement by President Biden is no way to make policy and sidesteps Congress and its oversight and fiscal responsibilities.

"Congressman Pappas went on to say that any plan to address student debt should go through the legislative process, and it should be more targeted and paid for so it doesn’t add to the deficit.

"The Congressman says the underlying issue is really the affordability of higher education and that the high cost of college continues to limit opportunities available to students. "

WMUR, 2022

When asked about voter ID laws in general, Pappas said, "We have an ID Law here in New Hampshire and it works well and I think we do a number of things well with respect to our elections in New Hampshire. One of the things that I regret is the way my opponent continues to undermine confidence in our election, she doubles down on the big lie. She's even questioned the integrity of the vote here in new Hampshire. We have a system where folks show an ID, we have paper ballots that can be audited or recounted. We've got same day registration and there's a great degree of integrity to the way we run our votes here in new Hampshire and my hats are off to our local election officials that do just a tremendous job. We shouldn't be undermining confidence in that process. We should be celebrating what we do here in new Hampshire and look to strengthen it. "

WMUR, 2022

"I will say this, the Biden administration and the Fed were late in recognizing the problem of inflation. They considered it to be transitory at a time where it was really beginning to hurt families and small businesses here in new Hampshire. The Fed's working to play catch up because they have most of the tools when it comes to monetary policy. And unfortunately, you know, we're now just seeing interest rates begin to rise and the impact of their action taking hold."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should Congress revise Section 230, a federal law that shields social media companies from lawsuits over content that appears on their platforms?

Other, 2022

"The tax code should encourage innovation and incentivize companies to keep jobs here. We should also ensure that small New Hampshire businesses are not bearing more than their fair share. That is why I have supported requiring the largest corporations, those with income over $1 billion, to pay a minimum tax on their income. For too long, these corporations have profited through tax loopholes and avoidance of paying zero taxes. Granite State businesses and individuals must pay taxes, and so should these mega-corporations."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support a new wealth tax that would require households worth over $100 million to pay a 20% tax on their income and unrealized capital gains?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the federal government combat inflation by decreasing tariffs on imports from foreign countries?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the federal government combat inflation by requiring budget cuts to match any new federal spending?

Other, 2022

At the Greater Manchester Chamber debate, Pappas did not specifically address raising taxes to cut the deficit, but he said, "Now as we recover [from the COVID-19 pandemic], we're at a different stage. We've got to make sure that we're doing all we can to return fiscal responsibility to Washington, to cut the deficit. I've supported legislation to do that, I will continue to look at it."

Other, 2022

At a WMUR debate Pappas said, "The fact is, we became a net exporter of energy at the end of the Obama administration and we still are today. But I want to take concrete steps beyond this political talking points that can help New Englanders, can help Granite Staters this winter. And that's why I'm urging the Biden administration to reduce exports, providing new flexibilities for shipping in this country with a waiver for something called the Jones Act will help us have the resources and drive down costs."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the federal government reauthorize the Keystone XL pipeline?

Other, 2022

At a Mount Washington Valley Economic Council Debate, Pappas said, "I believe there is important support that the federal government can provide for local districts but that local districts are local districts, and that decision making is best done at the local level with parents and educators and school professionals involved at local school board meetings. ... We've seen unfortunately a war on public education, at the state and federal level with folks like Frank Edelblut and Betsy DeVos leading the charge to siphon money out of our public school districts. I'm a champion of public education and I think these decisions are best left to the local level in New Hampshire."

Other, 2022

At a debate hosted by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce in October, Pappas said, "The big oil companies have thousands of leases available to them that they have underutilized and they've worked not to bring production back in the way that they could have post pandemic when production was dialed way back instead. They want to keep prices artificially high so that they can reap record profits at our expense. So this is not just the case where the government can turn on the faucet, we need the private sector to step up to the plate and sacrifice some of their profits and stock buybacks and do the right thing by the American people to make sure the supplies are there."
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