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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 ]

April 04, 2018

#SubOversight to Hold Hearing Reviewing Grid Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), today announced that the previously postponed hearing entitled, “Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Electric Infrastructure,” has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. More information [ READ MORE ]

April 02, 2018

E&C Continues Probe of Abuse, Neglect, and Patient Harm at Nursing Homes

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding media reports detailing instances of abuse, neglect, and patient harm at both Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Nursing Facilities (NFs) participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid. The letter was signed by Energy and Commerce [ READ MORE ]

March 22, 2018

Harper Statement on Passage of the Omnibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (MS-03), Chairman of the Committee on House Administration and the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement after the House passed the omnibus, which provides all discretionary funding for the federal government for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year: “This afternoon, I [ READ MORE ]

March 20, 2018

Committee Leaders Request Information from EPA on Reorganization Plans

Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Environment Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt seeking further information regarding EPA’s reorganization plans, particularly as it relates to workforce analysis. Walden, Shimkus, and [ READ MORE ]

March 09, 2018

Week in Review

Dear Friend, We’ve just completed another week in our nation’s Capital, and it was a busy one to say the least. I want to share with you some highlights from the week, including a few legislative updates, as well as some pictures that I think you will enjoy: Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act This week, the [ READ MORE ]

January 24, 2018

Signed! The RAISE Family Caregivers Act

Dear Friend, Earlier this week, President Trump took a big step for the millions of loving family caregivers across america by signing the RAISE Family Caregivers Act. I, along with several of my colleagues in the House and Senate, introduced this bill to focus the nation’s policies and resources on the growing burdens on family [ READ MORE ]

November 11, 2017

“Duty, Honor, and Country”

Dear Friend, Today, we honor the brave men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces throughout our nation’s history. With great courage and sacrifice, our servicemen and women kept us safe and acted selflessly to protect America’s interests here at home and across the globe. The freedoms we enjoy are possible because [ READ MORE ]