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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 ]

September 28, 2016

Rep. Harper, Congress Override Obama’s Jasta Veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and the House of Representatives voted this afternoon to override President Obama’s veto on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA. This comes on the heels of the Senate’s vote to override earlier today, marking the first time that Congress has successfully overridden a veto during [ READ MORE ]

September 22, 2016

Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs Release Statement on the 105th National Day of Taiwan

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Rep. Albio Sires Rep. Gerald E. Connolly Rep. Gregg Harper “October 10, 2016 will mark the 105th National Day of Taiwan. As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, we would like to congratulate the people of Taiwan on this occasion and wish them a Happy Double Ten Day. There is much to [ READ MORE ]

September 21, 2016

Miss. Lawmakers: FAA Grants $3.8 Million to Supplement Jackson Airport Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), along with Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), announced that the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will receive a $3.38 million airport improvement grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The award, which is made up of $1.44 million in formula funding and $1.93 million [ READ MORE ]

September 14, 2016

Rep. Gregg Harper Named Guardian of Small Business

Washington, D.C.-The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, today awarded Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress. “Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our [ READ MORE ]

September 14, 2016

House Admin Congratulates Carla Hayden, The 14th Librarian of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI), Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-PA), and Joint Committee on the Library Vice-Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement congratulating Dr. Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress: “We congratulate Dr. Carla Hayden as she marks the beginning of her service as the [ READ MORE ]

September 12, 2016

Flood Recovery Grant Awarded to Wilkinson County

PEARL, MS – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early August. Damage assessments, conducted by MEMA and local officials, show three homes were destroyed, [ READ MORE ]

September 12, 2016

Congressman Harper Honored by Farm Bureau

JACKSON, MS – Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) has been presented with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for his outstanding work in the 114th Congress.  This is the fourth consecutive time that Mississippi Farm Bureau has honored Harper for his strong commitment to the farmers of Mississippi. “We are pleased to recognize Congressman Harper with [ READ MORE ]

July 27, 2016

Harper, Cochran, Wicker Announce $10 Million Grant to Upgrade Natchez Railway

Natchez Railway Bridge Upgrades Could Spur Economic Growth in Southwest Mississippi WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), today praised the award of a $10 million federal transportation grant to the City of Natchez to upgrade bridges on the Natchez railway. The U.S. Department of [ READ MORE ]

July 08, 2016

Praying For America’s Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in response to the news that law enforcement officers were ambushed in Dallas late last night, killing five, and wounding seven other police officers: “I am sickened and heartbroken by last night’s cowardly, senseless act of violence against law enforcement officers who were [ READ MORE ]

May 10, 2016

Congressman Gregg Harper Recognized for Leadership in Congress

InsideGov, a government research website that provides detailed information on national and state-level politics and government activities, has named Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) as the 5th most influential Member of Congress for 2015. He was ranked #5 out of the top 21 Senators and Representatives. InsideGov ranked all current members of Congress in terms of their [ READ MORE ]

February 23, 2016

Harper Fights Against Obama’s War on Affordable Energy

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) released the following statement after joining an Amicus Brief signed by 34 Senators and 171 House Members that was filed today in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. ​“Mississippians are aware that the Clean Power Plan will have a [ READ MORE ]

February 16, 2016

Bipartisan Delegation Introduces Legislation to Provide Financial Certainty for Rural Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), David Loebsack (D-Iowa), Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), and Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) introduced H.R. 4553 – the Critical Access and Rural Equity (CARE) Act of 2016. The bill establishes a baseline of what is considered an allowable cost under Medicare – ensuring [ READ MORE ]

February 09, 2016

Harper and Langevin Praise Committee Passage of Kirk Bill to Improve NIH Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, today praised passage of the Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH Act by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). As the lead sponsors of companion legislation in the House, they [ READ MORE ]

February 04, 2016

Harper Praises Governor Bryant and Mississippi Development Authority for Continued Commitment to Job Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in response to the news that the Mississippi State Legislature approved a $275 million incentive package for two major economic development projects, including a $1.45 billion Continental Tire plant in Hinds County, as well as an expansion of shipping operations by Topship, LLC, at [ READ MORE ]

January 13, 2016

Harper Votes to Repeal EPA’s WOTUS Rule

Washington DC – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss) released the following statement this afternoon after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act Resolution to disapprove of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “The WOTUS rule is yet another example of federal overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency. [ READ MORE ]

January 12, 2016

Harper Comments on President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement this evening in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union Address: “Since President Obama’s first address, Americans have been hoping that the seven years of promises for hope, change, and economic recovery were more than just rhetoric. Unfortunately, that is not [ READ MORE ]