House Administration

Committee on House Administration

Gregg Harper

Hearing: Committee Funding for the 115th Congress

2017/02/08

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Updated Time)10:45 a.m. in 1310 Longworth House Office BuildingCommittee Funding for the 115th Congress (Day One)

Thursday, February 16, 201710:45 a.m. in 1310 Longworth House Office BuildingCommittee Funding for the 115th Congress (Day Two)

The Chairman and Ranking Member of the following House Committees: • Agriculture • Armed Services • Budget • Education and Workforce • Energy and Commerce • Ethics • Financial Services • Foreign Affairs • Homeland Security • Intelligence • Judiciary • Natural Resources • Oversight and Government Reform • Rules • Science, Space, and Technology • Small Business • Transportation and Infrastructure • Veterans’ Affairs • Ways and Means

Note: Due to the nature of this hearing, changes to the schedule and break periods may occur.

Additional information will be available via the Committee Repository.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-8281. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact C. Maggie Moore at (202) 225-8281, 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.

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Harper: Time to Eliminate Obsolete Election Assistance Commission & Presidential Election Campaign Fund

2017/02/08

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement upon the Committee approval of H.R. 634 – Eliminating the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and H.R. 133 – Eliminating the Presidential Election Campaign Fund.  Chairman Harper said:

“The existence of the EAC is not necessary to conduct federal elections and is a waste of taxpayer funds. The EAC was only meant to run temporarily following the 2000 election. Instead, this organization has taken federal resources for a decade and a half. To date, most of its functions have come to a close, and those remaining are easily transferable to the Federal Elections Commission. What taxpayers have been left with is an agency that has outlived its usefulness, mismanaged its resources, and cost taxpayers millions.

“The EAC does not register voters, it does not conduct recounts, nor does it have any enforcement authority over laws governing voter registration or anything else essential to the operation of our elections. The agency has no active role in the enforcement or administration of the Voting Rights Act. Even the National Association of Secretaries of State agree that it is past time to end the EAC. Bottom line, the agency does not administer elections and the time to eliminate the EAC has come.

“The second measure passed by the Committee, introduced by Representative Tom Cole, eliminates the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and uses the returned resources to supplement the 10-year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund to fight childhood diseases and reduce the federal deficit. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first candidate to reject the use of this funding for the general election, opting instead to use privately raised funds. Since then, no major primary candidate nor party presidential nominee has accepted general election grants. It is clear that this fund is antiquated and no longer in step with taxpayers making their own decisions to support a candidate. These funds can and should be used for a greater purpose.”

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Markup of Bills Eliminating Obsolete Election Commission & Unpopular Presidential Election Campaign Fund; Approval of Committee’s Views and Estimates on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution

2017/02/07

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Approximately 12:00 p.m. in 1310 Longworth House Office Building Markup of the Committee’s Views and Estimates on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution; Bills Eliminating Obsolete Election Commission and Unpopular Presidential Election Campaign Fund

Measures: • H.R. 634 – Eliminating the Election Assistance Commission • H.R. 133 – Eliminating the Presidential Election Campaign Fund • Committee Resolution 115-4, the Committee’s Views and Estimates on the Fiscal Year 2018

Additional information will be available via the Committee Repository.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-8281. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact C. Maggie Moore at (202) 225-8281, 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.

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Priorities of the House Officers and Legislative Branch Entities for FY 2018 and Beyond (Panel Two) & Markup to Immediately Follow

2017/02/03

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:00 a.m. 1310 Longworth House Office Building Priorities of the House Officers and Legislative Branch Entities for FY 2018 and Beyond

Panel Two: • Karen Haas, Clerk, House of Representatives • Paul Irving, House Sergeant-at-Arms • Philip Kiko, House Chief Administrative Officer

Additional information will be available via the Committee Repository.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-8281. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact C. Maggie Moore at (202) 225-8281, 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.

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CHA Statement on House Theft Investigation

2017/02/03

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-PA) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing House theft investigation:

“House Officials became aware of suspicious activity and alleged theft committed by certain House IT support staff.  An internal investigation determined that a number of House policies and procedures had been violated. This information was turned over to the United States Capitol Police and their investigation is ongoing. These employees have also been blocked from accessing House systems. All offices impacted have been contacted.  No further comment will be issued until the investigation is complete.”

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Priorities of the House Officers and Legislative Branch Entities for FY 2018 and Beyond (Panel One)

2017/02/01

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Monday, February 6, 2017 5:00 p.m. 1310 Longworth House Office Building Priorities of the House Officers and Legislative Branch Entities for FY 2018 and Beyond

Panel One: • Stephen Ayers, Architect of the Capitol • Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian, Library of Congress • Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, Government Publishing Office • Matthew Verderosa, Chief of Police, United States Capitol Police

Additional information will be available via the Committee Repository.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-8281. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact C. Maggie Moore at (202) 225-8281, 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.

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Chairman Harper Commends Law Enforcement, National Guard, & First Responders for Work During Inauguration Weekend

2017/01/23

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement commending the law enforcement and first responders who worked in Washington, D.C. during the Inauguration:

“I want to express my appreciation for the hard working men and women who make up the U.S. Capitol Police, the Secret Service, Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and National Guard, and all the law enforcement agencies and first responders who worked tirelessly over the Presidential Inauguration weekend to keep Washington, D.C safe.  Each agency pulled together to protect the branches of government, the city, and countless visitors. It cannot be overstated how crucial our law enforcement and responders are to our country each and every day. I thank them for their months of preparation to serve and protect as our government carried out the sacred peaceful transition of power from one administration to another.”

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House Administration to Hold Organizational Meeting for the 115th Congress

2017/01/09

WASHINGTON – The Committee on House Administration, led by Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), will hold an organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in room 1310 Longworth House Office Building. The meeting agenda includes adoption of the Committee’s Rules, Oversight and Authorization Plan, and House Parking Policy for the 115th Congress.

The organizational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in 1310 Longworth House Office Building. 

Additional information will be available via the Committee Repository.

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Chairman Harper: We Honor Those Who Protect & Serve

2017/01/09

WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day:

“Today we pause to express our appreciation and admiration for the men and women who make up our law enforcement. In every corner of our nation, including the U.S. Capitol, we are blessed to have so many individuals who have been called to serve solely for the safety of others. I want to particularly thank the U.S. Capitol Police for their dedication and service to each Member, employee, and visitor who enter the Capitol each year.

“The Capitol Police, formed in 1828, is a law enforcement agency with a unique mission: to protect and serve the U.S. Congress so the institution can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities. Each officer works daily to guard us from the harmful threats against our free society, while also ensuring the American people have access to their congressional representatives. I know my colleagues will join me in commending each member of the Capitol Police force for their dedication to protecting the Capitol, the physical embodiment of our nation’s democracy.”

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Chairman Harper Certifies Presidential Electoral Results

2017/01/06

WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) assisted in the official counting of the Electoral College votes during a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress. 

Chairman Harper said: “It is such a privilege to serve as an official teller during today’s counting of the electoral votes for the President and Vice President of the United States. We live in a magnificent country where a peaceful transition of power occurs after every presidential election. This is an exciting time for our great nation and I am so honored to be to a part of such an historic procedure certifying the votes for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.”

Background on a Joint Session for Electoral Count: • Congress is directed by the Constitution to review and count the electoral votes certified by the states in a Joint Session in January in the year following the meeting of the electors.  • The electoral count occurs in a Joint Session in the Hall of the House. • By tradition, the Speaker of the House and the Senate as a whole appoints the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules Committee to serve as the four official tellers. • Pursuant to the 12th Amendment, the President of the Senate (the Vice President) presides over the Joint Session where electoral votes are counted. • The certificates and other papers relating to the electoral count are presented in alphabetical order by state. • The certificates of votes given by the electors are opened by the President of the Senate and handed to the tellers, who read them in the presence and hearing of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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