House Administration

Committee on House Administration

Gregg Harper

Oversight of the Library of Congress' Strategic Plan

2017/07/19

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:00 a.m. in 1310 Longworth House Office BuildingOversight of the Library of Congress' Strategic Plan

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

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Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond: Part 2

2017/07/11

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:30 a.m. in 1310 Longworth House Office Building Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond: Part 2

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

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Chairman Harper: House Receives Clean Opinion in FY2016 Financial Audit

2017/06/29

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement after the House’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Statement Audit reporting a clean opinion for fiscal year 2016. Chairman Harper said:

“Today marks the 19th consecutive year that the House of Representatives received a clean opinion for the financial audit. I commend the hard work and professionalism of the entire House operations team, especially Inspector General for the House Theresa Grafenstine and her team, as well as Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko and his team. Our Committee will continue to work closely with House Officers to push for important improvements that strengthen the financial standing of the People’s House and keep our institution accountable to the American taxpayer.”

Note: In 1999, the House received the first-ever clean financial audit on the previous year’s operations, a trend which has continued for 19 consecutive years.

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Chairman Harper: The Safety and Security of Everyone is Our Highest Priority

2017/06/27

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement upon the passage of H.Res.411, a resolution providing additional funds to the Members’ Representational Allowance. Chairman Harper said:

“This month, our congressional community was impacted by a terrible, senseless attack committed by an armed gunman who opened fire at a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. We are grateful for the heroic efforts displayed by Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who selflessly acted to protect the lives of all those on the ballfield. 

“While federal law enforcement continues to investigate this attack, our committee has been listening to Members and their concerns regarding the safety of their constituents, staffers, as well as themselves. The safety and security of everyone is our highest priority. In consultation with House Leadership, House Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Capitol Police, and House Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Yoder, I introduced this resolution, with bipartisan support, to provide an important increase to each Member’s Representational Allowance for security. Each Member will receive an additional $25,000 in their office’s 2017 budget to address security concerns related to their official duties.

“We will continue to work closely with the Capitol Police and the House Sergeant at Arms on any potential threats or security issues brought to our attention by Members and their staff.”

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Harper Statement on the Shooting at this Morning’s Congressional Baseball Practice

2017/06/14

WASHINGTON - U.S. Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement:

“Our entire community’s thoughts and prayers are with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the U.S. Capitol Police Officers, and staff members who were injured in today’s shooting. I am thankful for the swift actions taken by the U.S. Capitol Police officers who were present. As Chairman, I was briefed immediately following this terrible event and our Committee will continue to monitor the situation. The House Sergeant at Arms and Capitol Police continue to investigate and deploy necessary police presence to ensure the area surrounding the U.S. Capitol is safe and secure for Members, staff, and visitors.”

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Chairman Harper Statement on Library of Congress’ IT Management

2017/06/08

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today held a hearing examining the Library of Congress’ information technology (IT) management. Following the hearing, Chairman Harper said:

“I thank our witnesses who appeared at today’s hearing, Librarian Dr. Carla Hayden, the Library’s CIO Bernard Barton, and the Library’s IG Kurt Hyde. Each provided the Committee with detailed information on the measures the Library is taking to improve their management of the Library’s IT systems. 

“Since Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report, the Library has worked to address these recommendations. To date, five recommendations have been fully implemented to GAO’s satisfaction. As technology advances, so must the Library’s resources which support an array of constituencies. While their past efforts have made good progress, our committee looks forward to staying in close contact with the Library as they follow through on their commitment to an ambitious goal of closing an additional 22 recommendations by the end of this year.”

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Hearing: Oversight of the Library of Congress' Information Technology Management

2017/06/01

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:00 a.m. in 1310 Longworth House Office Building Oversight of the Library of Congress' Information Technology Management

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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 Statement on Architect of the Capitol’s Inspector General

2017/05/24

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today held a hearing examining the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) Office of Inspector General (IG). Following the hearing, Chairman Harper said:

“I thank our three witnesses, Architect Stephen Ayers, the new AOC’s IG Christopher Failla, and Beryl Davis from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for testifying before the committee this morning and discussing the challenges the AOC’s IG has faced over the last few years. Our committee has closely reviewed the GAO’s report that outlined several serious concerns within the Office of the AOC’s IG. Most alarming, the GAO found that over a four-year period from 2012 to 2015, the AOC’s IG completed only 14 audits, none of which included audits of large-scale projects, such as the Cannon House Office Building renovation which is currently ongoing. This is unacceptable.

“The IG must operate in a thorough and investigative manner to ensure that resources are being used appropriately within the AOC and understand the importance of controls and standards. I commend Mr. Failla on his initial efforts in his new role, and our committee looks forward to staying in close contact in the coming months. It is paramount that his focus remains on good governance to complete projects safely for Members of Congress, staff, and visitors around the Capitol Complex, all the while ensuring accountability and transparency are in place so the Architect and the Inspector General fulfill their statutory responsibilities.”

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Honoring the Individuals Who Protect and Serve

2017/05/17

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement marking National Police Week. Chairman Harper said:

“I would like to take a moment to thank all the men and women who make up the United States Capitol Police force. These brave individuals put their lives on the line each and every day to protect our campus. Each one answered the call to join the ranks of our law enforcement agency that is charged with the mission to protect the Congress, the foundation of our nation’s democracy. I would like to commend the Capitol Police force’s dedication to their mission of keeping Members, employees, visitors, and facilities safe, secure, and accessible so Congress can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities for the people. The responsibility the Capitol Police undertakes is no small task.  

“During Police Week, and throughout every day that passes, we take a moment to honor those who died in the line of duty. At the U.S. Capitol, we remember the four Capitol Police law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice: Sergeant Christopher S. Eney, Officer Jacob J. Chestnut, Detective John M. Gibson, and Sergeant Clinton J. Holtz. We also honor the memory of those who served in our police forces across our nation, including James Lee Tartt, a dedicated officer from my home state of Mississippi. We grieve with the families and friends of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect our nation. They will not be forgotten.”

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Chairman Harper Statement on GPO’s Modernization Challenges

2017/05/17

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today held a hearing examining the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and its efforts to modernize in the 21st Century and beyond. Following the hearing, Chairman Harper said:

“I thank GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks for testifying before the committee this morning and discussing with us the challenges the publishing office has faced as a result of the digital revolution. Like all industries, with the increase in demand for online access to information, GPO has been forced to rethink its practices from top to bottom. We recognize that is no small task. 

“As the GPO continues to modernize, we do have concerns regarding the five management challenges identified by GPO’s Inspector General (IG) in their last 11 semi-annual reports to Congress. Our committee hopes to see a renewed effort by GPO’s leadership to resolve these challenges. Together with Director Vance-Cooks, we are optimistic that GPO will meet their mission to serve as the collection, production, and distribution of public information for all three branches of government. We look forward to updates on the needed improvements and further dialogue in the future.”

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Gregg Harper

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