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Rep. Chris Pappas

Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st District

pronounced kriss // PA-puss

Pappas is the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Pappas’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2021.

Photo of Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Pappas.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 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 Nov 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Chris Pappas sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Pappas was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pappas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (34%) Health (17%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Taxation (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Commerce (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Pappas’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pappas voted No

Pappas voted Yea

Pappas voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Pappas voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Nov 2020, Pappas missed 1 of 928 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: