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Library of Congress to Showcase Programs, Mississippi Recordings at First Annual Mississippi Book Festival
At the first-ever Mississippi Book Festival on Saturday, August 22nd, one of the highlights of the day will be a live interview conducted by Mississippi’s own U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper, vice chairman of the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress. Harper explained, “It is such an honor for me to serve on the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, and I am so excited that the Dr. James Billington has chosen to send a Library team from Washington, DC be a part of this inaugural event in Mississippi! I will have the great honor of conducting an interview of decorated, ex-POW and World War II veteran Earl Derrington at 11:30 am on Saturday at the Mississippi Capitol building in Jackson. Please join me as visitors are welcome to attend this event.”
Cochran, Wicker, Harper Praise Mississippi State University Selection by FAA, Culmination of Years of Effort
Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today announced that Mississippi State University has won a hard-fought competition to host the nation’s premier civilian academic center focused on research and policies related to unmanned aerial systems.
A number of misleading claims are being used by critics of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) to derail K-12 education reform. The following information will explain my support and how the Student Success Act will reduce the federal footprint and restore local control over elementary and secondary education.
In keeping with our pledge to Grow America’s Economy Instead of Washington’s Economy, I want to take a moment to draw your attention to what the House of Representatives has accomplished in just the month of January.
High school students preparing for college in the approaching years and considering the service academies option should participate. Junior high students are also welcome to attend.
This evening, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This spending bill contains a number of important measures that fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security.
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) today awarded Germantown High School junior, Avery Roberson, as the overall winner of Mississippi’s Third Congressional District 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Roberson’s entry entitled, “Date Night,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June.
“Mississippi has a rich history of appointing student leaders to our nation’s military academies,” Harper said. “I invite all interested students to attend this helpful event to learn more about how they can serve our country and receive a world-class college education.”
House Republicans have passed 13 bills to keep the government running, including one this morning to provide back-pay for furloughed federal employees. These bills fund critical programs, like making sure that National Guard and military reservists continue to get paid. We’ve also sent bills to the Senate that help some of our country’s most vulnerable patients maintain access to the National Institutes of Health and allow hardworking Americans to visit their national parks and monuments.
On Saturday, I’ll host my fifth annual Military Academy Day at Pearl High School. This free event is from 9:00 a.m. – noon and includes informational programs and breakout sessions.