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November 01, 2018

Mississippi Legislators Welcome $1.9M in Grants for Distance Education and Telemedicine Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Representatives Gregg Harper, R-Miss., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today welcomed the award of $1,941,653 to support distance learning and telemedicine programs in 15 Mississippi counties. The grants will be awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.   “Distance learning [ READ MORE ]

October 31, 2018

Walden, Latta, and Harper on Anti-Doping Summit at White House

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) released the following statement at the conclusion of the Washington Anti-Doping Summit at the White House. “For years we have heard from [ READ MORE ]

October 31, 2018

CHA Statement on Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-3) and Ranking Member Robert Brady (PA-1) issued the following statement after Stephen T. Ayers announced his intention to retire from his position as the 11th Architect of the Capitol (AOC) on November 24, 2018:  “Since 1997, Stephen Ayers has served this institution with the highest level [ READ MORE ]

October 01, 2018

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper to formally donate congressional papers during MSU ceremony

STARKVILLE, Miss. – U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper is presenting his congressional papers to Mississippi State University during a formal ceremony Friday [Oct. 5] at the Starkville campus. Harper and MSU President Mark E. Keenum are signing the donor agreement during at 2:30 p.m. ceremony at the Old Main Academic Center. The collection is to be [ READ MORE ]

September 19, 2018

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, & Harper Announce $3.47M for Lawrence County Rural Water Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss. and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Gregg Harper, R-Miss., today announced a $3.47 million federal grant and loan award to improve the water system of Crooked Creek Water Association in Lawrence County.“ This USDA Rural Development investment is great news for the people of Lawrence County,” Wicker said. [ READ MORE ]

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 ]

September 06, 2018

#SubOversight Convenes Hearing Examining Federal Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in Nursing Homes

Live Webcast Click here to watch the hearing beginning at 10:15 a.m. ET. Opening Statement of Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper Good morning, today the Subcommittee continues its work examining whether the federal government is meeting its obligations to ensure that residents in nursing homes across the country are free from abuse and are [ READ MORE ]

September 05, 2018

E&C Presses Twitter CEO on Algorithms, Content Moderation

WHAT: The Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), held a hearing today with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to examine the company’s algorithms and content moderation process. WHY: “We have a lot of questions about Twitter’s business practices including questions about your algorithms, content management practices, and how Section 230 Safe Harbor [ READ MORE ]

September 05, 2018

SELF DRIVE Act: Setting the Record Straight on State Preemption

WASHINGTON, DC – One year ago this week, the House made history in passing the bipartisan SELF DRIVE Act, the first-of-its-kind federal safety framework for self-driving cars. It advanced by voice vote, after unanimous approval by the Energy and Commerce Committee. Since then, companion legislation has stalled in the Senate. One easily debunked criticism is [ READ MORE ]

September 04, 2018

Summertime Social: E&C Members on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The #OpioidCrisis has devastated communities across all 50 states, leaving no community immune. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued provisional estimates for all drug overdose deaths last year.  The numbers are even higher than years past – with more than 72,000 total drug overdose deaths, more than 49,000 [ READ MORE ]

September 04, 2018

E&C Continues to Shine a Light on Drivers of Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON, DC – Health care spending continues to rise and constitutes nearly 18 cents of every dollar in the economy. Energy and Commerce has made it a priority to examine all cost drivers across our health care system to get a better understanding of what dynamics are driving costs up and increasing spending and how [ READ MORE ]

September 04, 2018

The SELF DRIVE Act at One Year

WASHINGTON, DC – This week marks one year since the House passed the SELF DRIVE Act, making history with the first federal framework for clear rules of the road for self-driving cars. It advanced by voice vote, after unanimous approval from the Energy and Commerce Committee. Since then, companion legislation has stalled in the Senate, [ READ MORE ]

August 30, 2018

E&C Leaders Seek More Information on Role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in Impacting Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to various Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to better understand the role of PBMs in the drug supply chain. The letters were signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee [ READ MORE ]

August 30, 2018

E&C Leaders Request MedPAC Examine Hospital Consolidation and Impact on Patients

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) requesting they conduct additional research looking at questions pertaining to hospital consolidation and the financial impact it has on Medicare patients and the program. The letter was signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden [ READ MORE ]

August 03, 2018

Congressman Harper to Deliver Key Note Address, USS John C. Stennis

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Harper will deliver the keynote address for the Change of Command Ceremony on board the USS John C. Stennis today. It is fitting that this Change of Command Ceremony will be held on what would have been Senator Stennis’ 117th birthday. Congressman Harper will speak to that and talk about the [ READ MORE ]

August 03, 2018

Bipartisan E&C Leaders Press Opioid Manufacturers About their Role in Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent letters yesterday to three opioid manufacturers requesting detailed information about each manufacturer’s role in the opioid crisis. The individual letters highlight the complexity of the opioid crisis, which claims the lives of more than 115 Americans every day. The letters were sent to: Mr. Saeed [ READ MORE ]

August 01, 2018

E&C Leaders Press 340B Contract Pharmacies for Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to nine contract pharmacies that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program), requesting information about their participation in the program. The leaders cited a report issued by the Majority Staff in January 2018, which followed a two-year investigation showing that despite the [ READ MORE ]

August 01, 2018

Congressman Gregg Harper, 10 years in 10 minutes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Harper will give his farewell speech as a Member of the United States House of Representatives at the Neshoba Country Fair this morning. His speech will reflect on his ten years serving Mississippi’s Third Congressional District.  WHO: Honorable Gregg Harper (R), Congressman, US House of Representatives, 3rd District WHEN: This morning [ 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 ]

July 24, 2018

#SubOversight Examines Advertising and Marketing Practices Within Substance Use Treatment Industry

Hearing Continues Committee’s Bipartisan Investigation into Patient Brokering WHAT: The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), held a hearing today examining practices within the substance use treatment industry, including advertising and marketing practices. The hearing builds on the committee’s ongoing bipartisan investigation into patient brokering, which began one year ago. [ READ MORE ]