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September 12, 2017

HARPER ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN 2017 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE

JACKSON, MS – Congressman Gregg Harper’s office is excited to announce that the Third District of Mississippi will be participating in the annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in high school and below. “Mississippi is making great strides in the technology sector through our universities and Mississippi-based businesses,” said Harper. “There [ READ MORE ]

September 08, 2017

COCHRAN, WICKER & HARPER ANNOUNCE $628,260 FOR KEY FIELD IMPROVEMENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today announced $628,260 in federal grant funding for improvements at Key Field in Meridian. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two airport improvement grants to the Meridian Airport Authority for improvements to Key Field, a joint-use facility [ READ MORE ]

September 06, 2017

HARPER RELEASES STATEMENT ON PASSAGE SELF-DRIVING CAR BILL

Washington, DC–Today, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3388, the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research (SELF DRIVE) Act, a bipartisan bill focused on the safe and innovative development, testing, and deployment of self-driving cars in the United States. Congressman Gregg Harper, the Vice Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee [ READ MORE ]

August 14, 2017

Rep. Harper to interview Librarian of Congress at the Mississippi Book Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 14, 2017 Jackson, MS – Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper will join Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, and Speaker Philip Gunn for the opening event of the Mississippi Book Festival in the Old Supreme Court room of the Mississippi State Capitol. Starting at 9:30, Congressman [ READ MORE ]

July 27, 2017

Harper Drinking Water Bill Passes Committee by Unanimous Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 27, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 3387, the Drinking Water System Improvement Act, authored by Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) H.R. 3387 seeks to bring greater investment in the country’s aging drinking water infrastructure as well as facilitate compliance by our drinking water delivery systems. H.R. 3387, [ READ MORE ]

May 19, 2017

Harper, Thompson, Black, Welch Make Major Push for Telehealth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 19, 2017 Washington–Today, Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA-05), Gregg Harper (R-MS-03), Diane Black (R-TN-06), and Peter Welch (D-VT-AL) introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to expand access to telehealth services under Medicare. Rural and underserved communities often struggle with inadequate access to healthcare due to provider shortages and lack of resources. Metropolitan areas can face [ READ MORE ]

May 09, 2017

Congressional Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs Release Statement On Taiwan’s Participation In The World Health Assembly

The Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), will be meeting in Geneva from May 22-31, 2017. Taiwan’s meaningful participation is in the best interests of not only the people of Taiwan, but also the entire international community. As co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, we are profoundly [ READ MORE ]

April 19, 2017

Miss. Delegation Helps Land DHS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Range in Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – All members of the Mississippi congressional delegation today welcomed the decision to base in Mississippi the Department of Homeland Security’s demonstration range facility for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or drones. U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), Steven Palazzo [ READ MORE ]

April 04, 2017

Recap of the 2017 Military Academy Day

Dear Friend, This past Saturday I hosted my annual Military Academy Day at Madison Central High School. Parents and students from across the state were in attendance to learn more about the process of applying for nominations to the military academies and to hear from outstanding speakers on the experiences that these academies provide to [ READ MORE ]

March 03, 2017

Rep. Harper Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 3, 2017 PEARL, MS – Today, U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) awarded Starkville High School senior, Marika Dunne, as the overall winner of Mississippi’s Third Congressional District 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Dunne’s entry entitled, “Southern Silver”, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year beginning in June. Harper [ READ MORE ]

January 24, 2017

Miss. Congressmen Honor the Victims of Tornadoes on House Floor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday January 24, 2017 Contact: Cory C. Horton (Thompson) 202-225-5876 Emerson George (Harper) 202 225-5031 Jill Duckworth (Palazzo) 202-225-1771 Susan Parker (Kelly) 662-397-2589    MISS. CONGRESSMEN HONOR THE VICTIMS OF TORNADOES WASHINGTON—Last Night on the floor of the US House of Representatives, Mississippi Congressmen Thompson, Harper and Kelly joined with Congressman Palazzo (R-Miss.) [ READ MORE ]

January 24, 2017

Harper Introduces Bill to Let Americans Keep Their Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) introduced H.R. 633, the Patient Fairness and Relief Act of 2017, which allows individuals to maintain the health insurance policies they had before passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “While selling the Affordable Care Act, President Obama promised the American people that if we like our health [ READ MORE ]

January 06, 2017

Harper Assists in Confirming the New President and Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 6, 2017 WASHINGTON–Friday, in a joint session of the U.S. Congress, Mississippi Representative and Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Gregg Harper was one of only four tellers (two from the House) that assisted in the official certification of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence as the [ READ MORE ]

January 03, 2017

Rep. Harper Sworn In for 115th Congress

WASHINGTON—Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) was sworn in today by Speaker Paul Ryan to serve his fifth term as the U.S. Congressman representing Mississippi’s Third Congressional  District. Congressman Harper will serve as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration and will also continue to serve as a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where [ READ MORE ]

December 02, 2016

Rep. Harper Selected as Chair of Committee on House Administration

WASHINGTON – Last night, U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) was selected as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration for the 115th Congress by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Harper made the following statement upon his appointment, “I am so honored that Speaker Ryan has trusted me to take on the responsibilities of Chairman of [ READ MORE ]

November 30, 2016

Rep. Harper Responds to the Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Upon House passage of the 21st Century Cures Act—legislation introduced by the Energy and Commerce Committee to revolutionize medical innovation and research and bring it into the 21st Century—Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement: “I am so pleased that the 21st Century Cures Act passed the House this evening. This [ READ MORE ]

November 04, 2016

Rep. Harper, Miss. Delegation Requests Presidential Medal Of Freedom Award For Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mississippi congressional delegation today requested that President Obama posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Medgar Wiley Evers, the distinguished civil rights leader who was assassinated more than 50 years ago. U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), Steven Palazzo [ READ MORE ]

October 31, 2016

Rep. Gregg Harper Receives Award for Supporting Manufacturing

RICHLAND, MS – Friday, October 28, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) presented Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by Siemens in Richland, Mississippi. “We are honored to host Congressman Harper at our Richland plant to recognize his ongoing, strong support for the manufacturing industry,” said [ READ MORE ]

October 24, 2016

Miss. Delegation Welcomes Selection of Mississippi for Potential Usaf Trainer Aircraft Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The entire Mississippi congressional delegation today praised the selection of Mississippi as the potential host to produce of the next generation of trainer aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), and Trent Kelly [ READ MORE ]

September 29, 2016

Rep. Gregg Harper Receives Health IT Congressional Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) received the Health IT Congressional Leadership Award on Wednesday evening from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Each year HIMSS honors Members of Congress whose efforts demonstrate a significant contribution to the positive transformation of healthcare through the use of information technology (IT). A member of [ READ MORE ]