Congressman Gregg Harper (R – District 3) has been presented with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for his work in the 113th Congress. This is the third consecutive time that Mississippi Farm Bureau has honored Harper for his commitment to the farmers of Mississippi.
Harper serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he is a member of three subcommittees: Environment and the Economy; Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade; and Oversight and Investigation. The state’s senior House Republican also sits on the select Committee on House Administration, a special appointment made by House Speaker John Boehner. Additionally, he serves as chairman of the Joint Committee of the Library of Congress.
Harper was cited for his support for the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, which provides the structure for programs administered by the Department of Agriculture through 2018. He also supported the bill that continued funding for highways and transportation, a key component for farmers getting their products to market. In addition, Harper supported the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, which provided for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States and for the conservation and development of water resources.
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