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 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
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:
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%)
Some of Pappas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8766: To direct the Secretary of Labor to provide for data collection and dissemination ...
- H.Res. 1209: Expressing support for Supreme Court decisions affirming the constitutionally protected right of same-sex ...
- H.Res. 1205: Expressing support for the designation of October 28 as “Oxi Day” to commemorate ...
- H.R. 8053: Protect the Youth Vote Act of 2020
- H.R. 7752: EAGLE Act of 2020
- H.R. 7727: Burial Equity for Guards and Reserves Act of 2020
- H.R. 6829: EMPIL-DOC Act
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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