“Despite the president’s rhetoric, House Republicans are the only lawmakers in Washington who have moved not one, but two bills that offer a balanced approach,” said Harper. “It is clear that the great majority of folks in Mississippi and our district understand defaulting on America’s financial obligations is not a realistic option for our economy.”
“Congress must significantly reduce spending,” said Harper. “Reforming the budget process and establishing hard caps on spending is the only way that Washington can clean up this fiscal mess.”
“I am honored that my colleagues have placed their confidence in me to lead these joint committees,” said Harper.
Today’s failure to pass a simple bill eliminating the EAC, an agency that has long outlived its purpose and recklessly mismanages its resources, is frankly an insult to struggling taxpayers across the country.
After more than two years of hearings, investigations and oversight, the Committee on House Administration has identified not just a program, but a federal agency that we cannot justify to the taxpayers. That agency, the Election Assistance Commission, should be eliminated.
House Committee Approves Cochran Legislation To Name Noxubee Wildlife Refuge For The Late Sam Hamilton
“Renaming the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is a fitting tribute for a man who devoted his life and career to wildlife conservation."
Mississippi Lawmakers Elated With Air Force Notice To Begin Immediate Actions To Bring New Mission To Key Field
“I am very excited that the U.S. Air Force has confirmed what we have known all along: Key Field has the capacity and our airmen have the expertise to stand up and execute this training mission. While details still remain to be worked out, this is a significant milestone to ensure the viability of Key Field Air Guard Station for many years to come. I welcome the 37 additional positions and the hundreds of students that will cycle through Key Field Air Guard Station to train each year,” Congressman Harper said.
“President Obama’s comments, which suggested that any peace agreement should begin by Israel agreeing to pre-1967 borders to appease their neighbors, disregard Israel’s sovereignty and security. Let us not forget that there are nations whose aim is to completely remove Israel – as a people and a nation – from the map.”
“Sidney and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Sergeant Self and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. This unfortunate announcement is a painful reminder that freedom does not come without great sacrifice. As we continue to go about our daily routines in a country that enjoys liberty, let us not forget that our sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, husbands and wives, friends and former classmates remain committed and engaged in military conflicts abroad, guarding our safety.”
“This competition is an opportunity for students from across the state to showcase their imaginative capabilities,” said Harper. “Each entry is evidence of the creative talents these gifted artists possess.I’m proud of Margaret and all students who participated in this competition.”