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Chris Pappas
(Democrat, district 1)
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Chris Pappas on Abortion
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  • Keep Planned Parenthood centers funded. (Oct 2018)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Chris Pappas on Budget & Economy
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  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Chris Pappas on Civil Rights
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  • Supported NO BAN act, opposing religious travel restrictions. (Mar 2020)
  • NH's first gay member of Congress opens Pride Festival. (Aug 2019)
  • State of the Union: protest transgender military service ban. (Feb 2019)
  • CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Chris Pappas on Corporations
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  • Look out for the middle class and mainstream businesses. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Chris Pappas on Crime
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  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Chris Pappas on Drugs
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  • PVS:Support recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Chris Pappas on Education
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  • CC:No vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Federal education standards in all states. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Chris Pappas on Energy & Oil
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  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Chris Pappas on Environment
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  • Called on EPA to maintain & strengthen Clean Water Act. (May 2020)
  • Bipartisan support for making animal cruelty a federal crime. (Nov 2019)
Chris Pappas on Families & Children
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Chris Pappas on Foreign Policy
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  • PVS:Don't use military to prevent nuclear proliferation. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Chris Pappas on Free Trade
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  • For USMCA trade deal after labor, environmental additions. (Jan 2020)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Chris Pappas on Government Reform
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  • Opposed Photo ID for Voting. (Feb 2006)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Oct 2021)
Chris Pappas on Gun Control
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  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Background checks even for private firearm transfers. (Mar 2021)
Chris Pappas on Health Care
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Chris Pappas on Homeland Security
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  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Chris Pappas on Immigration
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  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Apr 2019)
  • Disallow immigration bans based on religion. (Apr 2021)
Chris Pappas on Jobs
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  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Chris Pappas on Principles & Values
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  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Chris Pappas on Social Security
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  • No cuts to Social Security & Medicare to sustain tax cuts. (Jan 2020)
Chris Pappas on Tax Reform
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  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Chris Pappas on Technology
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  • CC:No additional spending on securing the grid. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Chris Pappas on War & Peace
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  • PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast. (Aug 2018)
  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Chris Pappas on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Keep Planned Parenthood centers funded: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
NH's first gay member of Congress opens Pride Festival: Strongly Favors topic 3
State of the Union: protest transgender military service ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supported NO BAN act, opposing religious travel restrictions: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Medicaid, Medicare, and ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No cuts to Social Security & Medicare to sustain tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
CC:No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Called on EPA to maintain & strengthen Clean Water Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Bipartisan support for making animal cruelty a federal crime: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Background checks even for private firearm transfers: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Disallow immigration bans based on religion: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
For USMCA trade deal after labor, environmental additions: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't use military to prevent nuclear proliferation: Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
CC:No additional spending on securing the grid: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposed Photo ID for Voting: Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast: Favors topic 17
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Support recreational marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Look out for the middle class and mainstream businesses: Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

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