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April 20, 2018

Congressman Harper Supports National Prescription Take Back Day

WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., thousands of locations nationwide will serve as disposal sites for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Day. Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of excess prescription drugs, while also providing an opportunity to raise [ READ MORE ]

April 12, 2018

E&C Takes VICE News Behind-the-Scenes of #ZuckerbergHearing

WASHINGTON, DC – Ever wonder what goes into preparing for a high-profile congressional hearing? Energy and Commerce took VICE News behind-the-scenes as the committee prepared to question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s use and misuse of consumer data. Cameras captured Chairman Walden as he received a briefing from staff, met with committee members, [ READ MORE ]

April 04, 2018

E&C Announces Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify April 11th

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after confirming that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the committee on Wednesday, April 11th, at 10:00 a.m. regarding the company’s use and protection of user data. “This hearing will be [ READ MORE ]

April 02, 2018

Walden, Harper Request Information on Open-Source Software

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) sent a letter to the Linux Foundation requesting more information about the challenges and opportunities faced by the open-source software (OSS) ecosystem. “As the last several years have made clear, OSS is such [ READ MORE ]

March 18, 2018

Walden, Burgess, and Harper on Trump Administration’s Plan to Combat the Opioid Crisis

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) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration released its plan to combat the opioid crisis. “We welcome the Trump Administration’s proposals and look forward to continuing [ READ MORE ]

March 13, 2018

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to Hear from DEA on Role in Combating Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) announced a hearing for Tuesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic.” #SubOversight will question Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) [ READ MORE ]

March 12, 2018

E&C Leaders Request Information on Hospital Accreditation Processes

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders recently sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and four hospital accreditation entities following a series of questions raised in a September 2017 article in The Wall Street Journal about patient safety problems at hospitals. The letters were signed by Energy and Commerce [ READ MORE ]

March 06, 2018

Walden, Burgess, and Harper Comment on New CDC Report on Growing Concerns of Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – House 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 following a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report showcasing the opioid crisis is intensifying in our communities. “This [ READ MORE ]

August 22, 2017

Footage and Photos from the Mississippi Book Festival

Check out some photos of my special guest to the Mississippi Book Festival this year, Dr. Carla Hayden. She and I spent the last few days doing some incredible events throughout the state and finished up with an excellent interview during the Mississippi Book Festival, which was broadcast live on C-SPAN 2. Watch the video here [ READ MORE ]

August 11, 2017

“The Literary Gregg Harper” – Mississippi Library Commission

As the third annual Mississippi Book Festival draws near (only one week to go!), we’re gearing up for a great time. One event we’re especially looking forward to actually occurs pre-Festival. Representative Gregg Harper, who is currently serving his fifth term in the U.S. House, will visit the Mississippi Library Commission the day before the Festival along [ READ MORE ]

August 07, 2017

The United States Capitol

The United States Capitol is one of the most historic pieces of architecture in the country. Construction began in 1793 and continued through the early 19th Century. The Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored. It is not just a historically significant building to Americans, but it is also a monument to democracy. [ READ MORE ]