Press Releases

Nov 23, 2015


Issues: Economy & Jobs

Members of the Mississippi congressional delegation and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant today welcomed news that the communication and electronic systems corporation L-3 will expand its presence in Mississippi by establishing its L-3 Logistics Solutions headquarters in Madison. U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Governor Bryant have been working to demonstrate Mississippi’s strong support for the firm. With today’s announcement, L-3 is expected to soon add a significant number of new skilled jobs to its Madison office and grow operations in the state as market conditions improve.

Nov 19, 2015

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Harper and Wicker Bill to Boost Drinking Water for Rural America

The Energy and Commerce Committee today unanimously passed S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act – companion legislation to H.R. 2853, a bill introduced by Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Vice Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss). The legislation helps smaller and rural communities across the country deal with the technical and financial challenges of regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Often, smaller and rural communities face significant hurdles when it comes to maintaining, replacing, and upgrading their aging drinking and wastewater infrastructure.

Nov 13, 2015

Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs Comment on Meeting Between Presidents of Taiwan and China

“Last weekend, the leaders of Taiwan and China met for the first time in more than sixty six years. As co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, the largest nation based caucus in the House of Representatives aiming to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan relations, we will continue to strive for dignity and equality for Taiwan, as well as peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region."

Nov 11, 2015

Veterans Day

Issues: Defense & Security, Veterans

“As we celebrate this year’s Veterans Day, let us remember all those who have fought and lost their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. The men and women of our Armed Forces deserve our deepest gratitude every single day for their continued sacrifice, and I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that all our service members, our veterans, and their families have access to the care and benefits they deserve."

Nov 6, 2015

Harper Honored as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation”

Issues: Health Care

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS) as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC.

Nov 5, 2015

Harper Votes to Advance Long-Term Highway Funding Legislation

Issues: Economy & Jobs, Transportation

“Strong, healthy, and modern roads, bridges and highways ensure efficiency when it comes to road travel and commerce. This is the first long-term highway legislation advanced by the House in nearly a decade and today’s action puts us one step closer towards guaranteeing structural stability for our country’s infrastructure.”

Nov 3, 2015

Harper and Langevin Introduce Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization

“Family caregivers are the backbone of services and supports in this country and are the first line of assistance for most people. Each caregiver helps make it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to live independently in their homes and communities,” said Harper. “Respite is one of the most frequently requested support services among family caregivers; however, the vast majority of family caregivers still go without it. With access to respite services, family caregivers are given the opportunity to recharge as they continue to face the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of caregiving.”

Oct 29, 2015

Harper Casts Vote for Paul Ryan

“Paul Ryan is a solution-oriented leader and the right man for the job. He is not reluctant to engage on the issues that are important to the American people, and has the ability to bring people together – a quality that is often lacking in today’s politics,” said Harper.

Oct 28, 2015

Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015

Issues: Agriculture, Congressional Issues, Defense & Security, Economy & Jobs, Health Care, Seniors, Spending Cuts & Debt, Tax Reform

“This two-year bipartisan, bicameral, budget agreement secures long-term savings through structural entitlement reforms, protects the economy by avoiding a default on the national debt, and strengthens our national security and Armed Forces.”

Oct 28, 2015

Harper Votes to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

Issues: Congressional Issues, Economy & Jobs

“I am proud to have supported continued operation of the Ex-Im. I am more proud that in doing so, the House has supported continued export opportunities for good Mississippi companies like Howard Industries and Thomasson Lumber Company.”