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April 18, 2018

E&C Leaders Comment on DEA Action to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) released the following statement after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a proposed rule to help reduce the oversupply of opioids, specifically in West Virginia after reports of pill dumping. “We are encouraged by [ READ MORE ]

April 12, 2018

Modernizing Fundamental Public Access to Government Information

WASHINGTON, DC – Committee on House Administration, led by Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-3), today unanimously reported H.R. 5305, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Modernization Act of 2018, out of Committee. The concepts of public access to government information date back to 1812 when Congress authorized additional copies of the House and Senate journals be [ READ MORE ]

April 11, 2018

Harper Statement on Speaker Ryan

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 following Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not seek re-election: “Paul Ryan was appointed Speaker of the House at a very critical time, and he [ READ MORE ]

March 27, 2018

Congressman Gregg Harper to Host Annual Military Academy Day

MADISON, MS – Congressman Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) will host the Third Congressional District’s Annual Military Academy Day at Madison Central High School on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Military Academy Day is a free seminar for students and parents to learn more about our nation’s military academies, requirements for admission [ READ MORE ]

March 21, 2018

Gregg Harper fully supports Governor Bryant’s selection of Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to be our next U.S. Senator

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 following Governor Phil Bryant’s announcement of his intent to appoint Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Cindy Hyde-Smith, upon Senator Thad Cochran’s retirement: “I fully support [ READ MORE ]

March 20, 2018

#SubOversight Presses DEA for Answers to Bipartisan E&C Investigation into Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) today held a hearing examining the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) role in combating the opioid crisis. Specifically, #SubOversight questioned DEA Acting Administrator Robert Patterson about several findings arising from the committee’s ongoing bipartisan investigation into alleged pill dumping in West [ READ MORE ]

March 19, 2018

Alleged Pill Dumping in West Virginia to be Examined

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) Acting Administrator, Robert [ READ MORE ]

March 07, 2018

Harper Statement on Passage of H.R. 1917

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1917,  a bipartisan bill that helps small businesses by delaying a regulation on manufacturers of wood heaters. The first phase of the Environmental Protection Agency’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for wood heaters took effect in 2015. The regulation reduced emissions with minimal problems; however, [ READ MORE ]

March 05, 2018

Harper Statement on Senator Cochran’s Retirement

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 following Senator Thad Cochran’s retirement announcement: “Today, we all learned that one of the United States Senate’s longest-serving members and my state’s senior Senator, Thad Cochran, [ READ MORE ]

February 09, 2018

Harper Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act

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 Bipartisan Budget Act, which funds the government, includes a commitment to fully fund our military, and extends important healthcare programs: “Early [ READ MORE ]

November 16, 2017

Rep. Harper Releases Statement on House Passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

WASHINGTON–Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: “Today, the House took an important step toward bringing financial relief for all Americans. The last major tax reform bill was signed into law by President Reagan in 1986 – over thirty [ READ MORE ]

October 03, 2017

NEWS: Delta Regional Authority invests $4.4 million to strengthen Mississippi’s economy, infrastructure

JACKSON, MS. – The Delta Regional Authority and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, together with their federal and local-based partners, today announced $4.4 million in DRA investments to strengthen Mississippi’s infrastructure, workforce, and economy. DRA’s investments will support public and private partnerships and bring a total of $24.3 million in new investments to Mississippi. “These projects will [ READ MORE ]

September 27, 2017

Rep. Harper Statement on Republicans’ Unified Framework for Tax Reform

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) released the following statement on the House Republicans’ Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code: “Today, with the help of the President, Congress has taken a huge step towards fixing our country’s broken tax code and bringing real reform to middle-class families, small businesses, and Mississippi’s family farms who [ READ MORE ]

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 ]