The more we learn about the president’s health care law, the more we understand why then-Speaker Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” Well, Congress passed the bill. And Mississippians are still not happy with the results.
Members of Congress wear a lot of hats. One of the more enjoyable parts of my service is sitting on the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress. It’s an assignment that I’ve had since 2009. But this week, I was honored to be elected as chairman of this panel -- the oldest joint committee in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) has been named chairman of the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress and vice chairman of the Joint Committee on Printing. The announcement was made Tuesday following an organizational meeting held to select leadership and adopt committee rules for the 113th Congress.
Last week, I introduced a bill with my good friend, Tom Cole from Oklahoma, that prioritizes pediatric research for children with special needs. But introducing this bill is just the beginning. Passing this bill is our ultimate goal. And if Congress acts, millions of our friends and neighbors could see improved diagnostics. A more timely diagnosis means more effective treatments.