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NEWS
June 29, 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. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 The House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 6157) on Thursday. This [ READ MORE ]

June 28, 2018

PASSED: Congressman Harper’s Bill Delivers for America’s Veterans

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 of Representatives passed H.R. 6160, which amends the Wounded Warrior Medical Leave Act: “This morning, the House passed my bill, which amends the [ READ MORE ]

June 26, 2018

Chairman Harper: A Strong USCP Operation and Workforce Lead the Department toward a Stronger Future

WASHINGTON, DC  – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today held a hearing examining the management practices of the United States Capitol Police (USCP) and their impact on the department’s operations and workforce. Following the hearing, Chairman Harper said: “I thank Chief Matthew Verderosa, Acting Inspector General Michael Bolton, and Chairman of the [ READ MORE ]

June 19, 2018

Congressman Harper’s Statement on U.S. Immigration Reform

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 on U.S. immigration reform: “The Trump Administration is making the enforcement of our immigration laws a priority. President Trump made immigration a priority in his campaign [ READ MORE ]

June 08, 2018

HEARING: #SubOversight to Get Update on U.S. Public Health Biopreparedness as Congress Works to Reauthorize PAHPA

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), announced a hearing for Friday, June 15, at 9 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The State of U.S. Public Health Biopreparedness: Responding to Biological Attacks, Pandemics, and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks.” [ READ MORE ]

May 31, 2018

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, & Harper Welcome Raytheon Development Plans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss. and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Gregg Harper, R-Miss., today welcomed the announcement of a planned 50,000-square-foot expansion of the Raytheon Forest Consolidated Manufacturing Center plant in Forest. The new facility will be used to develop radar equipment for the military and is expected to generate dozens of [ READ MORE ]

May 23, 2018

Harper Chairs Hearing Examining the Olympic Community’s Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), convened a hearing this morning entitled, “Examining the Olympic Community’s Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse.” This hearing follows a months-long bipartisan investigation into the United States Olympic Committee and all 48 National Governing Bodies related to the management, [ READ MORE ]

May 01, 2018

#SubOversight Announces Details for Drug Distributors Hearing Regarding their Efforts in West Virginia and Across the Country

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) today announced the details for its hearing with the leadership of national and regional drug distributors in regards to the committee’s bipartisan investigation into opioid distribution practices, particularly alleged pill dumping in West Virginia. The hearing will be held on [ READ MORE ]

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 ]