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 is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Chris Pappas sits on the following committees:
Pappas was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2630: Extending Temporary Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act
- H.R. 4477 (116th): Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act
- H.R. 1579 (116th): National POW/MIA Flag Act
Does 3 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:
Armed Forces and National Security (34%) Health (17%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Labor and Employment (7%) Taxation (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Commerce (5%)
Some of Pappas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3944: To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that grants provided by ...
- H.R. 3673: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to ...
- H.R. 3622: To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop effluent limitations ...
- H.R. 3535: To direct the Attorney General to establish a grant program to provide for ...
- H.R. 3431: To require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National ...
- H.R. 2991: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out an active transportation investment ...
- H.R. 2935: VA Beneficiary Debt Collection Improvement Act
From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Pappas missed 1 of 1,126 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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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