We here at BradCooney.com are always honored when Congressman Gregg Harper stops by the show. We got an email from the Congressman's office with some great news! Read the Congressman's letter below.
I wanted to take just a moment to tell you about my new role in the Congress beginning in January.
Last week, I was so honored to have been selected as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration for the 115th Congress by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). In his Thursday decision, Speaker Ryan 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.”
A number of folks have asked me about the work of this committee. The Committee on House Administration is a standing committee of the House of Representatives with a vast oversight responsibility, including: federal elections; the day-to-day operations of the House; the administration of the House office buildings and facilities of the House on Capitol Hill; the budgets of other House committees and each Member’s office; and the oversight of the United States Capitol Police; the Library of Congress; the Government Printing Office; the Smithsonian Institution; the Clerk of the House; the Chief Administrative Officer; the Sergeant at Arms; the House Inspector General; and the Architect of the Capitol. In addition to the disposition of election contests, the Committee's jurisdiction over federal elections includes federal election administration and campaign finance across the United States.
I was so honored that Speaker Ryan has trusted me to take on the responsibilities of Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, as this is one of just a handful of chairmanships that is chosen directly by the Speaker himself. In my leadership of this committee, 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.
I will continue to serve on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where this past Congress I served on three subcommittees: Environment and the Economy; Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade; and Energy and Power, serving as the vice-chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. I will also continue to serve on the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress and the Joint Committee on Printing.
It is such an honor to be your Congressman and I am so honored to serve you.
Member of Congress