REPRESENTING THE THIRD DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
COMMITTED TO CREATING JOBS, DRIVING DOWN SPENDING AND SHRINKING THE SIZE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

Press Releases

Jul 16, 2015

Reps. Harper, Castor, Black, and Lujan Grisham Introduce Legislation to Recognize Value, Role of Family Caregivers

Issues: Economy & Jobs, Health Care, Seniors

This bipartisan legislation would require the development, maintenance, and updating of an integrated national strategy to recognize and support family caregivers. The bill would bring together relevant federal agencies and others from the private and public sectors, such as family caregivers, older adults and persons with disabilities, health care and Long Term Support Services (LTSS) providers, employers, relevant industries, state and local officials, and others on an advisory council to advise and make recommendations. The strategy would identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers.

Jul 14, 2015

Harper Comments on Iran Deal

Issues: Congressional Issues, Defense & Security

Instead of making the world less dangerous, this ‘deal’ emboldens Iran – the world’s largest sponsor of terror – by helping stabilize and legitimize its regime as it spreads even more violence and instability in the region. I believe that instead of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, this deal is likely to fuel a nuclear arms race around the world.

Jun 25, 2015

Harper Disappointed With Obamacare Ruling

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling, which in effect establishes the federal exchange subsidies under Obamacare as constitutional:

Jun 22, 2015

UPS CEO Applauds Rep. Gregg Harper for Support of Trade Promotion Authority

Issues: Economy & Jobs

TPA is critical to ensuring that Congress has an opportunity to help shape trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership, and Trade in Services Agreement, during their negotiation and that an up or down vote is taken once they are completed. TPA is a vital step toward enabling our country to determine the rules of trade going forward with other countries, ensuring fair competition and breaking down barriers to growth.

Jun 10, 2015

Dr. James Billington's retirement: We are losing a national treasure.

I thank Dr. Billington for his personal friendship, and I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to him for his service to our country and for his immeasurable contributions to the Library of Congress and to the United States. His legacy will be one of excellence.

Jun 9, 2015

Rep. Harper Welcomes Rep. Trent Kelly

“It is such an honor for me to welcome Congressman Trent Kelly as the newest Member of the U. S. House of Representatives.”

May 13, 2015

House Passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Representative Gregg Harper released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:

May 8, 2015

Cochran, Wicker, Harper Praise Mississippi State University Selection by FAA, Culmination of Years of Effort

Issues: Agriculture, Defense & Security, Economy & Jobs, Education

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.

Mar 26, 2015

SGR

Issues: Health Care, Seniors

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015:

Mar 13, 2015

U.S. REPS. CONAWAY, VEASEY, AND HARPER FORM CONGRESSIONAL CARBON DIOXIDE ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (CO2-EOR) CAUCUS

Issues: Energy

The CO2-EOR Caucus will serve as an informal group of Members dedicated to educating Congressional Members and Staff on the economic and environmental benefits of enhanced oil recovery from carbon dioxide.

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