Dear Friend,

I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the holiday weekend.

These days we are bombarded with information. And just as there are organizations and media outlets obsessed with criticizing and attacking our president, there are also organizations and media outlets that want to drive a wedge between President Trump and the Republicans in Congress.

Don’t be fooled. While the media has been generating headlines, President Trump and Congressional Republicans have been hard at work getting things done. During the first 100 days of the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives have passed over 100 bills, making this the most productive Congress during the first 100 days of a new presidency in nearly 30 years. That’s more than all of the last four administrations!
Consider these numbers:

Number of Bills Passed in the House in the
First 100 Days of a New President:
22 –H.W. Bush
28 – Clinton
42 – W. Bush
94 – Obama
103 – Trump

Laws Signed in the First 100 Days of a New President:
18 – H.W. Bush
24 – Clinton
7 – Bush
15 – Obama
30 – Trump

The facts are clear. Congress has been working side-by-side with President Trump’s administration to overturn burdensome Obama-era regulations that stifled the American spirit and slowed down the American economy. Using the Congressional Review Act, we have streamlined the removal of these regulations, saving the American people nearly $4 billion in regulatory costs and over 4 million hours in paperwork.

President Trump has fought for and achieved House passage of a major health care bill that repeals the failed policies of Obamacare, which is collapsing under its own weight. Just this week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report showing that Obamacare spiked premiums by an average of 105% between 2013 and 2017. President Trump is dedicated to ensuring that this disastrous policy is repealed and replaced for good.

Also just this week, President Trump submitted his formal budget proposal. Unlike the last administration, that never once tried to balance a budget, President Trump is determined to get our country back on track. The budget reduces deficits by $5.6 trillion over the course of ten years, achieving a surplus of $16 billion at the end of the decade.

Congress is now turning its attention to trade and tax policies, both in cooperation with the president. Even with the progress that we’ve made, there is a lot of work to be done and it will not happen overnight. President Trump’s approval rating will move up and down over the course of his term in office, just as it does for any president. Republicans in Congress stand firm with our president and will continue to work diligently with this Administration to fix the complex problems facing our country and restore America to greatness.

Thank you for letting me serve you in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District.

God Bless,

Gregg Harper
Member of Congress