“Sam Hamilton had a long and personal history with the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, where he caught his first fish at age 5 and began his conservation career at age 15. Renaming this refuge in Sam’s honor is a fitting tribute to his remarkable career and commitment to wildlife conservation,” Harper said.
"I’m astonished that the president would call for an economy built on American manufacturing and energy and an all-of-the-above energy strategy – a Republican initiative – since his actions have never matched such rhetoric."
“As gas prices continue to fluctuate amid uncertainty in the Middle East, the president has once again shown that he is out of touch with the American people. Every day that the president hides behind bureaucratic betrayal is another day without jobs and relief from foreign oil.”
“This initiative provides smaller communities – the exact areas intended to be reached by this program – with the necessary federal resources to comply with clean water laws,” said Harper, a second-term lawmaker who serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee. “Without these services, safe and clean water for rural Mississippians would be put in jeopardy.”
"The EAC, an obsolete agency that has long outlived its purpose, now has no commissioners, no executive director, and no general counsel. It is a zombie agency, lumbering forward lifelessly devouring taxpayer dollars."
“Since 1976, taxpayers have spent 1.5 billion dollars subsidizing a campaign finance program that hasn’t worked. Since 2005, we’ve spent tens of millions funding an agency that, despite its dwindling responsibilities, has more than doubled in size,” Harper said. “And today, in a bipartisan show of common sense, the House voted to end both.”
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Reps. Gregg Harper and Alan Nunnelee, Republicans from Mississippi, today expressed disappointment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to revoke approval of the breast cancer indication for Avastin (bevacizumab). FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., cited safety concerns in the agency’s announcement, noting the difficulty in reaching the conclusion. But the Mississippi lawmakers believe the lack of treatment options for terminally-ill breast cancer patients outweighs the risks linked to the drug.
“Contrary to its core mission and to public disclosure practices at other federal enforcement agencies, the FEC has refused time and time again to release their ‘secret’ standards used to enforce federal campaign finance law. Americans subject to federal investigations and penalties must know the standards and thresholds they will be held to."
“While this delay is another victory for patients, CMS’s decision is only temporary. I will continue to work with patient groups and health care providers to permanently halt this burdensome rule that restricts Medicare beneficiaries’ access to compound pain medications,” Harper said.
“House Republicans have advanced a number of job-creating proposals – many of which have passed with bipartisan support – that remain stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate. I urge the president to support these initiatives which promote private sector growth, decrease job-crushing regulations and boost American-made energy production.”