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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 is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 42 years old.

Photo of Rep. Chris Pappas [D-NH1]

Analysis

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 3, 2019 to Jan 24, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Pappas was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 10 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 (41%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Health (11%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) International Affairs (6%) Taxation (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Pappas recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Pappas voted Yea

Pappas voted Nay

Pappas voted Yea

Pappas voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Pappas voted Yea

Pappas voted Nay

Passed 228/164 on Dec 4, 2020.

Pappas voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2022, Pappas missed 7 of 1,952 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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