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    Chris Pappas (Winner)
    (Dem)

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Campaign Mailing Address 629 Kearney Circle
Manchester, NH (0)3104
Campaign Website http://www.chrispappas.org
Campaign Email info@chrispappas.org
Campaign Twitter @ChrisPappasNH
We must stem the spread of COVID-19 and implement measures to support families and small businesses reeling from the sharpest economic downturn in decades. We need a national testing strategy, help for hospitals and health care providers, and continued investment in research to develop new treatments and a vaccine. We must pass additional aid to state & local governments to prevent cuts to critical public services, extend unemployment benefits to support workers displaced by the pandemic, and continue to provide low-cost financing to struggling small businesses.Together, in a manner consistent with the guidance of scientists and public health experts, we can safely and effectively reopen our economy.
We must continue to prioritize the needs of small businesses. This includes replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program, which has helped save more than 120,000 NH jobs, and expanding tax credits to help prevent additional layoffs. It’s time to get serious about fixing America’s crumbling infrastructure. We can create good jobs now and lay the foundation for future growth by making investments in our aging transportation networks. We must rededicate ourselves to building a country and an economy where no one gets left behind and anyone can achieve the American Dream by reducing the cost of higher education and expanding career & technical education programs and job training to give workers of all ages the skills they need to compete.
Health care should be a right for every American, and I support efforts to expand access to quality, affordable coverage. I have repeatedly voted to thwart Republican attempts to roll back the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, including protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. I’m working to lower the cost of prescription drugs so that seniors and working families aren’t forced to choose between paying for medications or basic household expenses. I also strongly support increased funding for programs that provide care to the most vulnerable members of our communities, including New Hampshire’s community health centers, family planning clinics, and health care providers on the frontlines of the addiction crisis.
This is a time to listen, learn, strive to understand the experiences of our fellow Americans, & seek constructive change. I was horrified by the murder of George Floyd as well as the killing of other Black Americans by law enforcement officers. We must stand together against systemic racism, bias, & injustice wherever they exist. I was proud to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act which will raise standards, improve training, & institute meaningful reforms like banning chokeholds & requiring body cameras. With greater accountability & focus on community policing, we can reduce unjustified acts of violence by law enforcement & keep our neighborhoods safe. No American should live in fear of those who hold the public trust.
Despite the strident partisan rhetoric in Washington, I regularly find opportunities to reach the aisle to solve problems for my constituents. Six Republican bills I cosponsored have been signed into law including legislation to protect our environment, assist small businesses hurt by the pandemic, and promote STEM education. We’ve passed major bipartisan legislation including the USMCA trade deal, government funding bills, and COVID-19 relief. I serve on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee where I’ve worked closely with my Republican colleagues to tackle a range of challenges from improving management practices at the VA to ensuring that veterans aren’t penalized when the VA makes a mistake that leads to the overpayment of a benefit.