Press Releases

Jan 3, 2014

Harper To Give Weekly GOP Address

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) has been selected by House Speaker John A. Boehner to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Harper serves as chairman of the Fragile X Caucus and is the author of the House-passed “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act,” a bipartisan bill that he will highlight in his remarks.

Dec 11, 2013

House Passes Kids First Research Act

"Creating a lifetime of hope and opportunity for our most vulnerable kids is more important than subsidizing week-long political pep rallies for the Democratic and Republican parties. And I am pleased that my House colleagues acknowledged this simple truth. But we are not done yet. I urge the Senate to act swiftly and advance this important legislation to the president’s desk so that our nation’s children can experience the full benefits of promising clinical trials and medical advancements."

Dec 9, 2013

Miller & Harper: Turning EAC Into A Scene From Weekend at Bernie’s

Issues: Elections

“The EAC is dead, and having two commissioners carrying it between them like a scene from Weekend At Bernie's doesn't make it any more alive, or any more useful. Unfortunately, since the Senate changed its rules, it could approve these nominations on a purely partisan basis and continue to force taxpayers to subsidize government waste."

Oct 23, 2013

Bipartisan Telehealth Bill Introduced

Issues: Economy & Jobs, Health Care, Seniors, Veterans

"These efforts began with a conversation about physician shortages and concerns with patients' access to quality and affordable health care," the authors said in a letter urging their colleagues to cosponsor the bill. "Until we are able to attract more physicians to rural communities and tighten the access gap, the next best alternative is to use technology to connect health professionals with underserved populations – rural and urban – through telehealth networks."

Oct 16, 2013

Harper Votes To End Shutdown, Prevent Government From Defaulting On Debts

Issues: Congressional Issues, Economy & Jobs, Spending Cuts & Debt

"The people of Mississippi's Third Congressional District sent me to Washington to work for them, and part of my job is to help ensure a functioning government."

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.