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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 ]

October 04, 2017

If we don’t stand up for the life of the unborn, who will?

Dear Friend, Last night the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). This bill protects the lives of unborn children by prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point at which it has been shown that unborn children can feel pain. Also known as Micah’s Law, it is named in honor [ READ MORE ]

September 26, 2017

Mississippi Farmers Deserve Better

Dear Friend, Agriculture is Mississippi’s number one industry, with more than 35,000 farms covering over 10 million acres of farmed land. It is clear that Mississippi family farmers are vital to our daily lives, so why then would we impose a tax on these family farmers that could jeopardize their livelihood and cost them the [ READ MORE ]

September 15, 2017

This Week in Photos

Dear Friend, This was another busy week in Washington and in Mississippi! In addition to several important votes and hearings, I had the opportunity to meet with a number of constituent groups and families from Mississippi to hear more about the issues that impact them, their businesses, and their communities. I want to share with [ READ MORE ]

September 11, 2017

More money in YOUR Paycheck

  Dear Friend, As we begin our work in Washington this fall, Congress is turning our focus toward fixing the over-complicated, burdensome tax code in the United States. It has been over 30 years since President Reagan signed into law our nation’s largest Tax Reform bill since the founding of our nation; in that time, [ READ MORE ]

July 14, 2017

This Week in Washington – For the Week of July 14, 2017

This week in Washington: Today, the House passed H.R. 2810, the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), funding our military and authorizing increases to the size of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force, as well as our Army Guard and Reserve, Naval and Air Reserve, and Air Guard. The bill includes proposals [ READ MORE ]

June 30, 2017

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day, From My Family to Yours

  “Each year, the Fourth of July is a time for families, friends, neighbors, and communities to come together and celebrate the birth of this great nation. As you hear the fireworks and smell the food on the grill and watch the gorgeous American sunset, it is important to remember those who sacrifice so much [ READ MORE ]

June 28, 2017

Update on the Supreme Court

Dear Friend, I want to update you on some important decisions made by the United States Supreme Court this week as President Trump’s nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, takes his seat on the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court released several decisions that have a significant impact on many Americans: The Court ruled in a 7-2 decision [ READ MORE ]

June 14, 2017

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us

Dear Friend, This morning a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican legislators as they were practicing for the charity Congressional Baseball Game set to take place tomorrow evening. As Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, I was briefed immediately following this terrible event and the committee and I have continued to monitor [ READ MORE ]

June 07, 2017

Dodd-Frank, Leave Us “A Loan”

Dear Friend, While much attention has been given to the Senate this week, what the House will vote on tomorrow has the potential to help every community in America. The highest priority of this Congress is to offer relief from the crippling regulations that the Obama Administration laid on the shoulders of American families. We must give [ READ MORE ]

May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Dear Friend, On this Memorial Day, my family and I join with you in reflecting upon the incredible sacrifice of those who have given their lives in service and protection of America. The debt that we owe to these heroes is one we can never repay, but we honor their memories by acknowledging that our freedoms are [ READ MORE ]