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.”
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.
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.”
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.
WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement welcoming the Republican Members selected by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the Committee on House Administration for the 115th Congress:
“I welcome my new and returning colleagues to serve on the Committee on House Administration. This panel is charged with overseeing the operations of the House, and ensuring each Member has the tools they need to effectively communicate with their constituents. My colleagues and their contributions will be extremely important as we conduct needed oversight, act as a resource for all of the new and returning Members, and provide training and education to Member and Committee offices. Together, we will help ensure the House runs efficiently throughout the 115th Congress.”
As selected by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), the returning Republican Members are: Representative Rodney Davis, R-IL-13 (returning for a second term on the Committee) Representative Barbara Comstock, R-VA-10 (returning for a second term on the Committee) Representative Mark Walker, R-NC-06 (returning for a second term on the Committee)
New Republican Members to the Committee are: Representative Adrian Smith, R-NE-03 Representative Barry Loudermilk, R-GA-11
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) today made the following statement upon being appointed the new Chairman of the Committee on House Administration for the 115th Congress.
Chairman Harper said: “I am so honored that Speaker Ryan has trusted me to take on the responsibilities of Chairman of the Committee on House Administration. As the Committee that oversees the operations of the House of Representatives, I will work hard to ensure that the institution runs in an effective and efficient manner as we tackle the challenges facing our country. I look forward to working with this upcoming Congress and the new Administration as we enact real change toward building a Better Way for a Confident America.”
Chairman Candice Miller congratulated Chairman Harper on his appointment: “I sincerely congratulate Gregg Harper on his appointment as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration. Gregg’s prior service on the Committee and tenure in the House of Representatives will be an invaluable asset as he leads the Committee as Chairman and helps to guide our Institution forward. This Committee has the responsibility to ensure that the House runs in an effective and efficient manner, and I am confident he will meet these challenges and responsibilities over the next two years. I applaud Speaker Ryan on making this important appointment and I wish Gregg all the best as he takes on this chairmanship.”
In Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement of Chairman Harper’s appointment, the Speaker said: “It is such a privilege to appoint my friend and colleague Gregg Harper as chairman of the Committee on House Administration. His experience, sense of fairness, and good nature will serve the committee and the country well. I look forward to working with Gregg as we strive to meet the highest standards of stewardship on behalf of the American people.”
Chairman Harper is currently serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives after having been first elected to Congress in November of 2008.
Note: The Committee on House Administration was established in 1947 and is charged with the oversight of federal elections and the day-to-day operations of the House of Representatives.
115th Freshman Class of the U.S. House of Representatives
WASHINGTON – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) welcomed the Freshman Class of the 115th Congress. The Committee is responsible for hosting the U.S. House of Representatives’ New Member Orientation program to prepare Members-elect for their transition to congressional service. Chairman Miller issued the following statement:
“My Committee has the distinct honor of welcoming the Freshman Class of the 115th Congress to Washington, D.C. to participate in the New Member Orientation program. As Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, one of my primary responsibilities is hosting New Member Orientation and helping Members-elect transition to their congressional service as a Member of Congress. Our orientation program is designed to assist these individuals with the mechanics of the official position, which includes setting up D.C. and District offices, hiring staff, and learning the rules and procedures of the House. We want to ensure they have the resources they need and are ready to serve their constituents from the moment they are sworn into office.
“The 115th Freshman Class is made up of individuals who bring to the House a number of talents, points-of-view, and enthusiasm for engaging on the tough issues affecting our country. I wish the Members-elect well as they focus on serving their constituents and working with their colleagues to lead our nation forward.”
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WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) today praised the installation of a reproduction of the commemorative quarters issued by the U.S. Mint depicting the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories on the walls of the tunnel between Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol. Miller said:
“The new display installed in the tunnel leading into the U.S. Capitol Building is one that celebrates each corner of our nation. It is truly a representative display that I hope will be a reminder of all the values that unite us as Americans for years to come. I sincerely thank the U.S. Mint for their assistance with the prints of each commemorative quarter, as well as the Architect of the Capitol’s work installing this new display in the Rayburn Tunnel.”
Commemorative quarters display in the Rayburn Tunnel
In September, Chairman Miller previewed the new display for offices in the House, stating that, “each of these quarters will serve as a reminder of the ideals, landmarks, and unique identities that represent each state, while also highlighting the core values of freedom, liberty, and self-determination that unite us all.”
Chairman Miller’s full remarks:“Earlier this year, I announced that a new display will be placed on the walls of the tunnel between the Rayburn House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol upon the completion of the tunnel’s renovation. Prior to the renovation, a flag from each state was on display through the tunnel. However, given the controversy surrounding confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display. This new display will be comprised of a print of the commemorative coin from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the territories. Each of these quarters will serve as a reminder of the ideals, landmarks, and unique identities that represent each state, while also highlighting the core values of freedom, liberty, and self-determination that unite us all.
“It is our freedoms, like the right to free speech and the right to assemble, that ignite the conversations and debates that lead to eventual solutions and the advancement of this nation – the greatest in the world. Congress is where our nation’s different perspectives come together as one so that we can find common ground for the common good. It’s our nation’s original motto engraved into the back of each of these coins that will be on display, E pluribus unum – out of many one – a motto that truly embodies the spirit of our great nation.
“Here is the coin that represents my home state of Michigan. As the Great Lakes State, our identity is deeply rooted in our great maritime culture and utmost respect for our magnificent Great Lakes. Just as Michigan’s quarter tells the unique story of my home state, each individual state coin will tell its own, coming together to portray our collective story of democracy, independence, and resolve that is uniquely American. God Bless America.”
Chairman Miller with Dr. Hayden
WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI), Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-PA), and Joint Committee on the Library Vice-Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement congratulating Dr. Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress:
“We congratulate Dr. Carla Hayden as she marks the beginning of her service as the 14th Librarian of Congress. As Dr. Hayden works to lead the Library into the future, our Committee looks forward to working with her and her staff to keep the tradition of collecting, preserving, and offering a vast collection of educational resources. Additionally, we extend our gratitude to David Mao who served as Acting Librarian, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to the Library’s mission during the past year.
“Today is a historic day for the Library; an institution which stands as a steadfast symbol of learning and democracy. We wish Dr. Hayden the best in the days and years to come.”
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