Press Releases

Jan 27, 2015

Harper Announces Third Congressional District Military Academy Day

Issues: Defense & Security, Education

High school students preparing for college in the approaching years and considering the service academies option should participate. Junior high students are also welcome to attend.

Jan 22, 2015

Opposing View in USA TODAY: Drop Subsidies for Politicians

Issues: Elections, Spending Cuts & Debt

People are voting with their feet and leaving behind a public funding program they find no value in. It is a mistake to continue to promote wasteful public spending programs for which the taxpayer continually must foot the bill.

Jan 20, 2015

Rep. Harper Responds to State of the Union Address

Issues: Congressional Issues, Economy & Jobs, Energy, Tax Reform

“I am disappointed that President Obama’s vision for America appeared to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and class-warfare, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress."

Jan 14, 2015

Rep. Harper's Statement on Passage of Homeland Security Appropriations Act

Issues: Defense & Security, Immigration

Today, with my support, the House passed legislation to block President Obama’s executive amnesty plan.

Jan 8, 2015

Harper Introduces Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2015

Issues: Disabilities

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) introduced yesterday the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2015 (H.R. 188) seeking to responsibly phase out the use of Special Wage Certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Jan 6, 2015

Harper Takes Oath of Office for 114th Congress

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) took the Oath of Office to serve a fourth, two-year House term today when new and returning members were officially sworn in for the 114th Congress.

Jan 6, 2015

Miss. Delegation Endorses Federal Disaster Declaration

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., with U.S. Representatives Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., Gregg Harper, R-Miss., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., signed a letter to President Obama asking for full consideration of the state’s request for a major federal disaster declaration, including hazard mitigation assistance statewide.

Dec 3, 2014

House Passes ABLE Act

Issues: Disabilities

The legislation would amend Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code to allow use of tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. The bill, would ease financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by making tax-free savings accounts available to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing, medical, and transportation.

Nov 19, 2014

Rep. Harper to Serve as Vice-Chairman of Environment and the Economy Subcommittee

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), today named Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), Vice Chair of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee.

Nov 3, 2014

Rep. Harper Statement on the Release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican Prison

Issues: Defense & Security, Veterans

Today, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement upon being notified that U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi had arrived back in the United States after his release from a Mexican prison...