Posts Tagged ‘Gregg Harper’

State’s congressional delegation all vote for Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — All four of Mississippi’s U.S. House members voted for a farm bill yesterday, saying it’s not perfect but it’s a good compromise to keep agriculture and nutrition programs running for the next five years. The bill passed the House with bipartisan support and moves to the Senate, where Mississippi’s Thad Cochran was one […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On Jordan Downs

Jordan Downs is carrying on a family tradition of public service started by his grandfather, state Rep. Ray Rogers. As U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper’s senior policy advisor, Downs has been on hand for everything from fiscal cliffs to sequesters and all legislative points in between. Each week, Downs is faced with daily challenges involving real […] [...]

Harper expects fiscal sequester if Dems don’t drop tax insistence

Get used to the idea of $85 billion in automatic cuts to defense and domestic programs starting next Friday under a sequester deal Congress made with the White House in August 2011. At least that’s the indication U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper gave during a stop last Wednesday at the Mississippi Capitol for the Madison County […] [...]

Analysis: 2012 not stressful for incumbents

This is a comfortable election year to be a sitting U.S. representative, U.S. senator or appellate judge in Mississippi. Incumbents have raised far more campaign cash than challengers, adding to their built-in advantage of name recognition. Judicial candidates are extremely limited in what they’re allowed to say, so it’s tough for a challenger to pick […] [...]

Community Bancshares executives talk with lawmakers

Freddie J. Bagley, president and CEO of Community Bancshares Inc., and Chuck Nicholson, COO of Community Bancshares, visited the nation’s capital recently to voice their concerns about how current banking proposals could impact the local economy. The visit was part of the American Bankers Association’s annual Government Relations Summit. Bagley and Nicholson met with Senators […] [...]

Harper to serve on Energy Committee

by Published: December 19,2010

Tags: Gregg Harper, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi is poised to serve next term on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Harper’s office says the House Republicans’ steering committee nominated him Dec. 9 for the post. The Republican leadership of the House is expected to accept the group’s recommendations for committee assignments. Harper begins his second, […] [...]

Builder groups split on new Congress

Trade associations split on what to expect following elections The state’s two leading construction trade associations are divided as to whether the new-look Congress will be a plus for builders. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is optimistic. The Associated General Contractors (AGC), on the other hand, is more guarded in its outlook. Now, the […] [...]

Business support can’t overcome voter anger

Taylor, Childers beaten despite significant campaign money from business interests Among the winners of last week’s midterm elections in Mississippi were new Republican congressmen Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo. Butler Snow had a pretty good election, too, but not because of incumbent fatigue. The Ridgeland-based law firm used the campaign finance market saturation model to […] [...]

Solid business support couldn’t save Taylor, Childers

Among the winners of Tuesday night’s midterm elections in Mississippi were new Republican congressmen Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo. Butler Snow had a pretty good election, too, but not because of incumbent fatigue. The Ridgeland-based law firm used the market saturation model to land on the winning side in each of Mississippi’s four congressional races. […] [...]

2 Miss. House Democrats unseated

JACKSON — Mississippi rarely kicks incumbents out of Congress. On Tuesday, voters defeated two of the state’s four U.S. House members – conservative Blue Dog Democrats caught in a wave of voter discontent with Washington. Republican Steven Palazzo, a state representative from Biloxi, unseated 21-year Democratic incumbent Gene Taylor of Bay St. Louis in the […] [...]

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