Rep. Gregg Harper

Representative from Mississippi’s 3rd District, Republican

Harper, a Republican, is the representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Harper.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Harper has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Harper is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Gregg Harper sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Harper was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Harper sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (43%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Labor and Employment (14%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Education (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Harper’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Harper’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed 229/158.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 2, 2015. Passed 359/64.
The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the ...
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed 266/167.
This vote turned this bill into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, by replacing the text of the bill in whole. H.R. 1314 was previously the Trade Act of 2015.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.R. 2997 (111th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct 7, 2009. Passed 263/162.
Nay H.R. 1622 (111th): To provide for a program of research, development, and demonstration on natural gas vehicles.
Jul 21, 2009. Passed 393/35.
Yea H.R. 2997 (111th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Jul 9, 2009. Passed 266/160.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to May 2017, Harper missed 86 of 6,075 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 12 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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