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September 06, 2018

#SubOversight Convenes Hearing Examining Federal Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in Nursing Homes

Live Webcast Click here to watch the hearing beginning at 10:15 a.m. ET. Opening Statement of Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper Good morning, today the Subcommittee continues its work examining whether the federal government is meeting its obligations to ensure that residents in nursing homes across the country are free from abuse and are [ READ MORE ]

September 04, 2018

E&C Continues to Shine a Light on Drivers of Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, DC – Health care spending continues to rise and constitutes nearly 18 cents of every dollar in the economy. Energy and Commerce has made it a priority to examine all cost drivers across our health care system to get a better understanding of what dynamics are driving costs up and increasing spending and how [ READ MORE ]

August 30, 2018

E&C Leaders Request MedPAC Examine Hospital Consolidation and Impact on Patients

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) requesting they conduct additional research looking at questions pertaining to hospital consolidation and the financial impact it has on Medicare patients and the program. The letter was signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden [ READ MORE ]

August 03, 2018

A Booming Economy, Safer Communities, and A Stronger Military – Better Off Now

Dear Friend, Two years ago, House Republicans presented a bold, new policy agenda called A Better Way aimed at addressing some of the largest challenges facing Americans. I’m happy to report that Republicans are delivering on our promises. As a result, America is stronger at home and abroad, our economy is booming, we enjoy safer [ READ MORE ]

August 01, 2018

Congressman Gregg Harper, 10 years in 10 minutes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Harper will give his farewell speech as a Member of the United States House of Representatives at the Neshoba Country Fair this morning. His speech will reflect on his ten years serving Mississippi’s Third Congressional District.  WHO: Honorable Gregg Harper (R), Congressman, US House of Representatives, 3rd District WHEN: This morning [ READ MORE ]

July 24, 2018

#SubOversight Examines Advertising and Marketing Practices Within Substance Use Treatment Industry

Hearing Continues Committee’s Bipartisan Investigation into Patient Brokering WHAT: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), held a hearing today examining practices within the substance use treatment industry, including advertising and marketing practices. The hearing builds on the committee’s ongoing bipartisan investigation into patient brokering, which began one year ago. [ READ MORE ]

July 20, 2018

Congressman Harper’s Week in Review

Dear Friend, We’ve just completed another busy week in our nation’s capital. I want to share with you a few highlights that I think you will enjoy: Legislative Victories PASSED: H.R. 6147, which combined the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Financial Services Appropriations. Prioritizing Law Enforcement and Safety Continues to fight against opioid abuse [ READ MORE ]

July 17, 2018

#SubOversight Examines State Efforts to Increase Transparency in Midst of Skyrocketing Health Care Costs

WHAT: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), held a hearing today to examine recently adopted state laws and policies that improve transparency of health care costs for consumers, making information more readily available. WHY:   “According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we spent $3.3 trillion [ READ MORE ]

July 13, 2018

#SubEnvironment to Vote TUESDAY on Bill to Reform NSR Permitting Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The Environment Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today announced a markup for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Next week, #SubEnvironment will consider H.R. 3128, a bill “To amend section 111 of the Clean Air Act to clarify when a [ READ MORE ]

June 21, 2018

Harper Votes to Support Farmers in Critical Farm Bill Vote Today

Dear Friend, As Mississippians, we understand the value and the importance of agriculture in our state and in our nation. Agriculture is the number one industry in Mississippi, employing approximately 29% of our state’s workforce either directly or indirectly. In 2017, the net value of products leaving Mississippi farms was $7.56 billion, and agriculture added [ READ MORE ]

June 21, 2018

E&C Leaders Question State Hospital Associations About Accessibility of Rape Kits

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) sent letters to a sample of state hospital associations regarding the availability of Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (“SAFE kits”). The letters to various state hospital associations highlight a 2016 report on Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners [ READ MORE ]

June 10, 2018

NEWS: US Officials Arrive to Attend the AIT Dedication Ceremony this Week in Taiwan

Dear Friend, I am honored to represent the United States and Mississippi at the AIT dedication ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan. Read the article below to learn more about our trip. ___________________________________________________________________ Taipai Times: US Officials Arrive for AIT Dedication US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce yesterday arrived in Taiwan [ READ MORE ]

May 30, 2018

Bipartisan E&C Leaders Question Call Aggregators About their Practices and Reports of Patient Brokering

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent letters on Tuesday to eight call aggregators, who play a role in connecting individuals seeking treatment to sober living homes. The letters pose several detailed questions about the business practices of these call aggregators, and request information about how their employees are trained, as well [ READ MORE ]

May 16, 2018

E&C Leaders on Ruling to Protect the Power of the Purse

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) today issued the following statement after the D.C. Court of Appeals preserved a lower court’s ruling on the case titled, United States House of Representatives v. Alex [ READ MORE ]

May 03, 2018

#SubOversight Announces Hearing on Sexual Abuse within the U.S. Olympic Community

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), announced a hearing with executives from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS), and four National Governing Bodies (NGBs) regarding sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic community. As reported by Reuters, the hearing will be [ READ MORE ]

April 26, 2018

EPA Administrator Pruitt Testifies Before #SubEnvironment on FY19 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt regarding the agency’s Fiscal Year 2019 Environmental Protection Agency Budget. #SubEnvironment Chairman Shimkus welcomed the Administrator to the committee and immediately dug into recent changes at the agency, commenting, “From [ READ MORE ]

April 20, 2018

Bipartisan Committee Leaders Urge HUD to Ensure Funds are Used to Modernize Puerto Rico’s Grid

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS), and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and [ READ MORE ]

April 12, 2018

#SubOversight Announces Hearing to Press Distributors About Efforts in West Virginia in Midst of Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), announced a hearing with the leadership of national and regional drug distributors in regards to the committee’s bipartisan investigation into alleged pill dumping in West Virginia. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, marking exactly one year [ READ MORE ]

April 11, 2018

#SubOversight Receives Update on Grid Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), today held a hearing to receive an update on grid restoration efforts in storm ravaged Puerto Rico. “This committee will continue working to ensure that everyone in Puerto Rico has access to clean drinking water, health care, reliable telecommunications, and [ READ MORE ]