Rep. Harper touts federal spending control during talk at MC

Mississippi Third District U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper discussed the Boston Marathon bombings, the need to control federal spending, energy issues and the Republican Party’s future during a Tuesday Mississippi College visit.

“How about not spending money we don’t have?” Harper said as he spoke of enormous federal deficits piling up, with no end in sight in Washington.

As a way to boost oil production, and create 20,000 jobs, Harper said he’s supporting the construction of the proposed Keystone oil pipeline in Pennsylvania.

Regarding the potential nuclear threats posed by North Korean leaders, Harper said, “Missile defense is an important part of what we can do.”

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