Pappas to Congress: Do Your Job

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U.S. Congressman Chris Pappas, D-NH. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Manchester’s member of the U.S. House of Representatives has a message for his colleagues: Don’t leave Washington until you get your job done.

With less than two weeks left until the U.S. government runs out of funding, Pappas criticized U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Thursday after he sent House members home without passing legislation to keep the government open.

“Congress shouldn’t leave town when there is still work left to do. We need to stay and do our jobs,” said Pappas. “It’s incredibly irresponsible for Speaker McCarthy to send members of Congress home without passing legislation to avoid a catastrophic government shutdown. I continue to urge the Speaker to bring bipartisan bills to the floor to fund our government, safeguard our economy, and ensure the health and well-being of all Granite Staters.”

Pappas has joined 97 House colleagues calling on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to advance bipartisan government funding bills consistent with the agreement to avoid default that Congress approved earlier this year.


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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.