May 04, 2017

Voters Spoke and We Answered

Dear Friend, Seven years is enough.  Obamacare has done the opposite of what President Obama promised it would, when he said, “You’ll find more choices, more competition, and in many cases, lower prices.” What we have seen instead was fewer choices, less competition, and skyrocketing premiums. Nearly a third of counties in the entire country [ READ MORE ]

May 03, 2017

Passing the FY17 budget is a win for Mississippi

Dear Friend, Today I supported President Trump and voted yes for the FY2017 omnibus appropriations legislation.  The bill passed the House this afternoon, and now makes its way to the Senate, where they will vote to send it on to President Trump who has already indicated that he will sign it. Though there are some [ READ MORE ]

April 28, 2017

The Week in Photos – For the Week of April 28, 2017

Dear Friend, This was another busy week in Washington and 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 also wanted to share with you [ READ MORE ]

January 25, 2017

A thanks to those who served over the weekend

Dear Friend, I want to share with you a quote that I recently released through the Committee on House Administration through my position as Chairman of that body and our committee’s oversight of the United States Capitol Police: “I want to express my appreciation for the hard working men and women who make up the [ READ MORE ]

January 24, 2017

Relief from Obamacare: The Patient Fairness and Relief Act of 2017

Dear Friend, Today I introduced H.R. 633, the Patient Fairness and Relief Act of 2017. This is a bill which will allow Americans to keep the health insurance policies that they had before the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, took effect. This is a promise that was made to us by President Obama over and [ READ MORE ]

January 19, 2017

Obamacare is on Life Support

Dear Friend, I’m sure you remember hearing, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”  President Obama made those promises on multiple occasions while trying to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American people. We now know that [ READ MORE ]

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to You!

Dear Friend, The Christmas season is simply one of the most enjoyable times of the year for me and for my family. It’s an extraordinary time…a time to be with loved ones, a time to give back to our communities and folks less fortunate, and certainly it’s a time to reflect on the “light of [ READ MORE ]

December 08, 2016

A Step Towards Finding Cures

Dear Friend, This morning I joined my colleagues in our nation’s capital for the signing of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures), bipartisan legislation to revolutionize our approach to medical research and innovation and bring it into the 21st century. Across Mississippi and across the US, there are millions of families going into this Christmas [ READ MORE ]

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Friend, My many Thanksgiving recollections are filled with fond memories of time with family, fellowship with special friends, thoughts of loved ones who were with us then but have now passed on to glory, and so many other blessings of which I am thankful. I am thankful for those blessed times, but Sidney’s and [ READ MORE ]

November 11, 2016

Thank You to Our Veterans

Dear Friend, Today, Veterans Day, marks 98 years from the signing of the Armistice and the end of World War I. Each year, Veterans Day reminds us to be thankful for the freedoms we are so fortunate to have in our country. We also remember to express our gratitude to and to honor our brave [ READ MORE ]

September 30, 2016

Legislative Update: For the Week of Sept. 26, 2016

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM YOUR CONGRESSMAN For the week of Sept. 26, 2016 S. 2040: The first successful override of President Obama’s Veto Congressman Gregg Harper and the House of Representatives voted this week to override President Obama’s veto on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA. This vote marks the first time that Congress [ READ MORE ]

July 08, 2016

No American Should Be Above The Law

Dear Friend, As you know by now, FBI Director James Comey announced this week that the FBI did not recommend criminal charges to the Department of Justice (DOJ), and that the DOJ will not pursue charges in connection to the existence of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s private email server that contained classified information. I have taken [ READ MORE ]

February 22, 2016

Guest Column in The Clarion-Ledger: Obama Power Plan Costly For Mississippi

The Supreme Court recently hit the pause button on what could be the single most costly government regulation in the history of our country. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ordered that implementation of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan stop until a lower court determines whether the president’s signature environmental agenda item is in [ READ MORE ]

January 06, 2016

Harper Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood and Repeal Obamacare

Dear Friend, Today, House Republicans set a tone for 2016 that reaffirms that the life of the unborn is precious and that Americans should no longer be punished by Obamacare. The House will send to the President’s desk a bill that repeals and replaces Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood while providing additional funding for community [ READ MORE ]

January 04, 2016

The Second Amendment

Dear Friend, For the last seven years, President Obama has used his executive orders to dodge the legislative process. It looks like his eighth and final year in office will be no different. As a new year begins, the president is launching a new attack on the Second Amendment. He has completely missed the mark [ READ MORE ]

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dear Friend, As we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus, let us remember that the holiday season is also about family and the love we share for each other. It’s about gathering together to share in the traditions that we hold dear, not only as a family or a community, but as a nation. [ READ MORE ]

November 18, 2015

Syrian Refugees

Dear Friend, Americans are outraged with the senseless, despicable acts of violence carried out in Paris last Friday. At the same time, our citizens are concerned about the threat posed by inadequate security screening procedures for refugees seeking entry into the United States. ISIS itself has stated its intention to take advantage of the crisis [ READ MORE ]

September 24, 2015

Pope Francis

Dear Friend, In a chamber accustomed to receiving foreign dignitaries, His Holiness Pope Francis’ historic address stirred an energy and enthusiasm that I have rarely seen at the U.S. Capitol. Over 50,000 Americans from across the country gathered outside on the West Lawn to listen to his words and to catch a glimpse of him. [ READ MORE ]

September 18, 2015

Defunding Planned Parenthood

Dear Friend, In the wake of the videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s leadership brazenly discussing the harvesting and selling of fetal body parts, I applaud my colleagues for their hard work in continuing to end this horrible practice. As a father, I am troubled by the thought that there are children throughout our country that [ READ MORE ]

September 07, 2015

Harper Comments on Labor Day

Dear Friend, As we enjoy this Labor Day with family and friends, please take a moment to be thankful for the contributions that each and every working American has made to the recovering strength and prosperity of our nation. I believe in order to reestablish this nation’s economic success; job creation must be our utmost [ READ MORE ]