“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.”
“Family caregivers are the backbone of services and supports in this country and are the first line of assistance for most people. Each caregiver helps make it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to live independently in their homes and communities,” said Harper. “Respite is one of the most frequently requested support services among family caregivers; however, the vast majority of family caregivers still go without it. With access to respite services, family caregivers are given the opportunity to recharge as they continue to face the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of caregiving.”
“Paul Ryan is a solution-oriented leader and the right man for the job. He is not reluctant to engage on the issues that are important to the American people, and has the ability to bring people together – a quality that is often lacking in today’s politics,” said Harper.
“This two-year bipartisan, bicameral, budget agreement secures long-term savings through structural entitlement reforms, protects the economy by avoiding a default on the national debt, and strengthens our national security and Armed Forces.”
“I am proud to have supported continued operation of the Ex-Im. I am more proud that in doing so, the House has supported continued export opportunities for good Mississippi companies like Howard Industries and Thomasson Lumber Company.”
“I am pleased that the House has passed a legislative package that brings forth a responsible budget, assures that our tax dollars aren’t funding abortions, imposes a one-year moratorium on funding for Planned Parenthood, and gives Americans the ability to choose their own health care plan without a government mandate.”
U.S. Representatives Gregg Harper. R-Miss., Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., Trent Kelly, R-Miss., and Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., along with U.S. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., are supporting the Mississippi State Capitol’s bid to be listed as a National Historic Landmark.
"In the event Congress needs more time to determine a long-term solution to avoid default, this bill provides the additional time necessary for Congress to do so. I will not risk the full faith and credit of the United States because of political games being played by this Administration."
"The NDAA reflects a bipartisan agreement to prioritize equipment and training for our all-volunteer force. It is a shame that the President has opted to put our military at risk with partisan politics rather than protect those who swear an oath to protect our country. This legislation fulfills the President’s own budget request and I urge President Obama to sign the NDAA into law.”
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) offered the following statement regarding the election for Speaker of the House: "Everyone in the Republican Conference was surprised when Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name from consideration for Speaker this afternoon. I respect his decision," said Harper. "We should move forward methodically and select someone who can unite 247 Republicans in order to battle this liberal President and not each other. I am so proud to live in Mississippi where our people have common-sense and are not misled by outside groups whose purpose is to raise money."