Read our 2019 Report Card for Pappas.
Pappas is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Pappas has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Chris Pappas sits on the following committees:
Pappas was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Pappas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Pappas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7752: To direct the Attorney General to establish a grant program to provide for ...
- H.R. 7727: To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that grants provided by ...
- H.R. 6829: EMPIL-DOC Act
- H.R. 6781: Paycheck Protection Program Improved Coordination Act of 2020
- H.R. 6780: Toll Credit Marketplace Act of 2020
- H.R. 6697: Local Chamber, Tourism, and 501(c)(6) Protection Act of 2020
- H.R. 6591: To ensure that veterans receive timely and effective health care under the Veterans ...
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2020, Pappas missed 1 of 879 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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