More on Transportation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), along with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), announced that the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will receive a $3.38 million airport improvement grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), today praised the award of a $10 million federal transportation grant to the City of Natchez to upgrade bridges on the Natchez railway.
“Strong, healthy, and modern roads, bridges and highways ensure efficiency when it comes to road travel and commerce. This is the first long-term highway legislation advanced by the House in nearly a decade and today’s action puts us one step closer towards guaranteeing structural stability for our country’s infrastructure.”
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.
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.
As the White House warns of possible flight delays and other limitations in government services resulting from the sequester, one Obama administration official yesterday admitted that workers advancing the president’s health care law would see no change in their employment.
"The agency’s current method for calculating these fuel standards leaves America’s energy suppliers with two options: pay government penalties or buy government credits," Harper added. "Either way, the cost is likely passed through to consumers who are already paying high gas prices."
“While this information is of value to insurance actuaries, it has been little to no use for consumers, for whom it is primarily intended,” said Harper, a second-term lawmaker representing Mississippi’s Third Congressional District. “This bill is another step in peeling back outdated and unnecessary rules that businesses must deal with on a daily basis.”
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that removes an obsolete federal mandate requiring the distribution of a booklet reporting motor vehicle insurance costs. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), eliminates the mandatory printing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) annual booklet entitled, “Relative Collision Insurance Cost Information.”
“This simple and bipartisan bill, if passed, would show that Congress is serious about efforts to alleviate burdensome and unneeded regulations on businesses across the country,” added Harper. “The president states that it is a priority of his administration to identify and eliminate costly, outdated and unneeded regulations; I say Congress should lead now with H.R. 5859.”