Gregg Harper is currently serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives after having been first elected to Congress in November of 2008.
Mississippi’s Third Congressional District stretches from Wilkinson County in southwest Mississippi to Oktibbeha County and includes the northeast corner of Jackson and the I-20 corridor into east central Mississippi.
Gregg has lived in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District since 1972 and currently resides in Pearl with his wife of 36 years, Sidney, and has two children, son Livingston, daughter Maggie Harper Bailey, and a son-in-law, Brett Bailey. The Harpers are active members of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi.
The son of a former petroleum engineer and a mom who worked two days a week until she was 88 years old, Gregg learned at a young age the value of hard work and the importance of a solid education. Gregg and Sidney are both graduates of Mississippi College where he majored in Chemistry. He then earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981.
Prior to his service in Congress, Gregg practiced law for twenty-seven years, including serving as the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon and Richland. He also served on the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board, and remains active in his community as a member of both the Pearl and Rankin County Chambers of Commerce.
In Congress, Gregg serves on the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he is a member of three subcommittees: Environment and the Economy; Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade; and Energy and Power. Gregg serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
The state’s senior House Republican also sits on three select Committees selected by Speaker Boehner: the Committee on House Administration, the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, and the Joint Committee on Printing. Gregg serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress.
A longtime advocate for American-made energy, Gregg believes that Congress must advance ideas that stabilize fuel prices and build a steady supply of American energy. He is also devoted to working with families raising special needs children. As a member of Congress, he has relentlessly aimed to streamline federal programs and services intended to be a support to youth with significant disabilities in transition from adolescence to adulthood. A strong advocate for our Second Amendment rights, he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
Gregg has also championed laws removing burdensome and unneeded federal mandates, helping to ensure that safe and affordable public drinking water is available to small and rural communities, promoting innovative drug developments for neurodevelopmental disorders, advancing telemedicine, and the honoring public servants. In 2014, Gregg Harper authored the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, that was passed into law which ends taxpayer financing of presidential campigns and conventions, and redirects that funding to pediatric medical research.
It is Gregg Harper’s desire to serve the State of Mississippi and our country with honor and integrity. In his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is committed to advocating conservative values in the important tasks and challenges facing America.