Dear Friend,

We’ve just completed another week in our nation’s Capitol, and it was a busy one to say the least. In recognition of National Police Week, my colleagues and I passed several bills that supported the brave men and women who serve and protect.

Throughout the week I had the opportunity to meet with several groups and constituents of Mississippi’s Third Congressional District and learned more about the issues that are most important to them, their businesses, and their communities.

I wanted to share with you just a few of the highlights from the week to keep you updated on my work as your Congressman.

Rankin First Committee of 100 Luncheon
On Monday, I had the honor of speaking with the ‘Rankin First Committee of 100’ regarding current events in Washington D.C. and discussing how the issues that Congress is addressing will help Rankin County and Mississippi.

Committee on House Administration Hearing
Wednesday morning, as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, I held a hearing to receive an update from the Government Publishing Office (GPO) on how the agency is modernizing for the 21st Century and beyond. During this hearing, GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks appeared as a witness to answer questions and to inform the committee on the challenges and successes the publishing office has experienced as a result of the digital revolution.

Tour of Siemens ‘Energy Management on the Road’ Display
On Capitol Hill this week was Siemens ‘Energy Management on the Road’ semi truck display. Siemens, who has a manufacturing plant in Richland, brought their truck to D.C. as part of ‘Infrastructure Week’ where Congress continued our focus on the importance of infrastructure improvements. Kevin Yates, Siemens’ Director of Energy Management showed me around the cutting-edge, informational displays that demonstrated the different ways Siemens is innovating energy management technology across our country.

Oversight Tour of Capitol Police Shooting Range
Earlier this week, my colleagues from the Committee on House Administration and I toured the United States Capitol Police (USCP) small arms firing range as part of my committee’s oversight responsibility. We received an update on the operations and accommodations of the firing range that USCP officers use to practice their firearms proficiency and to conduct required initial and biannual weapons re-qualifications. My fellow members and I also had a chance to try the range for ourselves.

 

E&C Subcommittee on Environment Hearing
The Environment Subcommittee held a hearing to examine issues impacting our nation’s drinking water. We discussed possible legislation to address these issues and received input from seven stakeholder witnesses. I look forward to continuing this discussion as we work towards safer, more reliable, and more efficient drinking water infrastructure.

I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve you in Washington, and I will continue to do everything I can for you and for the people of Mississippi’s Third Congressional District.

God Bless,

Gregg Harper
Member of Congress