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September 06, 2018

E&C Urges Senate to Move on Self-Driving Car Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders headed to the other side of the Capitol today for a press conference to mark one year of Senate inaction since the House passed the bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act. This landmark legislation would establish the first national framework for the safe and innovative development of self-driving cars [ READ MORE ]

August 30, 2018

Congressman Harper is Combating the Opioid Crisis

Dear Friend, Combating the opioid crisis continues to be a top priority across our country. As Chairman of  #SubOversight, I am proud to stand with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to work together to find tangible solutions to stop this destructive epidemic from continuing to wreck our nation’s communities. In June, the [ READ MORE ]

August 08, 2018

Strong Support for Our Military, Veterans, and Their Families

Dear Friend, The Order of the Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration awarded for military merit. This prestigious award is dedicated to members of US Armed Forces who have been killed or wounded while serving. To honor the legacy of those who have served, House Republicans have signed common sense legislation to reinvest in [ READ MORE ]

July 27, 2018

E&C Leaders Request FTC Review PBM Mergers

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting they conduct a retrospective review of Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) mergers, and how these mergers have affected prices for consumers. The letter was signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), #SubOversight Chairman Gregg [ READ MORE ]

June 11, 2018

NEWS: Harper Calls New AIT Complex a Commitment

Dear Friend, The United States is opening the new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), a de facto embassy in Taipei. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the AIT is a symbol of the strong partnership between the United States and our allies in Taiwan. As free and democratic societies, the U.S. and Taiwan share the same values. [ READ MORE ]

May 25, 2018

Congressman Harper’s Week In Review

Dear Friend, We’ve just completed another week in our nation’s capital, and it was a busy one to say the least. I want to share with you some highlights from the week, including a few legislative updates, as well as some pictures that I think you will enjoy: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection [ READ MORE ]

May 22, 2018

Congress Continues to Roll Back Regulations – Harper Statement on the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

Dear Friend, The Dodd-Frank Act, which was signed into law in 2010, created regulations aimed to address issues in large, complex banking institutions after the 2008 financial crisis. These regulations, however, have been applied to financial institutions broadly, creating burdensome requirements for smaller, community banks and affecting their ability to provide needed services in local [ READ MORE ]

May 08, 2018

Harper Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

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 President Trump’s announcement to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Deal: “The Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal failed to protect America’s national security interests, empowered [ READ MORE ]

May 03, 2018

MISS. DELEGATION ENCOURAGES U.S. TRADE REP TO STAND WITH U.S. CATFISH FARMERS

WASHINGTON, D. C. – A united Mississippi congressional delegation is part of bipartisan and bicameral effort encouraging the U.S. Trade Representative to defend the nation’s food safety laws on behalf of the U.S. catfish industry and consumers as Vietnam seeks to challenge the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s catfish inspection standards. Responding to a Vietnamese request [ READ MORE ]

April 26, 2018

Congressman Harper’s Bipartisan Bill Advances to the Full Committee

Dear Friend, For many years, telehealth has been a priority for me as a critical way to deliver healthcare services to patients across the country. Through my work as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, I now view telehealth as an important part of the solution to the opioid crisis, as it increases [ READ MORE ]

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 ]