Press Releases

Sep 10, 2013

Congress Sends White House A Bill To Convey Surplus Natchez Trace Property For Public Use

“With the passage of this legislation, the City of Natchez and its residents are one step closer to converting this unused land to recreation space. I’m pleased to support Senator Cochran’s efforts in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion,” Harper said.

Jun 25, 2013

Harper Responds To Court's Voting Rights Opinion

Issues: Elections

“The ‘Voting Rights Act’ had no provision for removing a jurisdiction from its preclearance requirements even after a state, such as Mississippi, has demonstrated years of compliance and dramatic improvements in its voting patterns. The Supreme Court today recognized this flaw."

May 8, 2013

Harper Named Joint Library Chair

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.

Apr 25, 2013

Pediatric Research Bill Introduced

The “Kids First Research Act” eliminates taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and political party national conventions. The bill reallocates these federal resources to pediatric research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Apr 12, 2013

Harper Announces Academy Day

Issues: Defense & Security, Education

This annual event is a free seminar for students and parents to learn more about America’s military academies, requirements for admission, and the congressional appointment process. High school students preparing for college in the approaching years who are considering enrolling in a service academy should attend.

Feb 27, 2013

Harper Authors Bill To Provide Fair Wages To Disabled

Issues: Disabilities, Economy & Jobs

"Meaningful work deserves fair pay," said Harper, a third-term lawmaker whose 23-year-old son lives with an intellectual disability. "This dated provision unjustly prohibits workers with disabilities from reaching their full potential."

Feb 13, 2013

Bill Seeks To Protect Rural Water

Issues: Energy

"Without these services, safe and clean water for rural communities and small municipalities throughout Mississippi would be put in jeopardy," Harper said.

Feb 12, 2013

Harper Responds To State Of The Union

Issues: Economy & Jobs, Energy

"A true all-of-the-above energy approach must balance investments in renewable technologies with increases in domestic oil and natural gas production. By doing so, America can decrease its reliance on Middle Eastern oil, stabilize fuel prices and build a steady supply of American energy."

Feb 6, 2013

Lawmakers Aim To Improve EPA Mandate

Issues: Economy & Jobs, Energy, Transportation

"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."

Feb 5, 2013

Harper Refiles Disabilities Proposal

Issues: Economy & Jobs, Education, Disabilities

"In order for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their maximum potential, Congress must enact a systems change," said Harper, a third-term lawmaker and longtime champion for the disabilities community. "The current federal disability laws are hopelessly outdated and will ultimately lead to unemployment and poverty for these children."