Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series of stories based upon an interview conducted Monday afternoon with U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., at the Starkville Daily News offices. Today’s installment deals with Harper’s comments on extension of the Bush tax cuts and federal government spending. Other installments will be published over the next few days to address other issues.
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper has had a whirlwind few days in Mississippi while Congress has recessed briefly before heading back later this week to finish work before its scheduled recess early next month.
That has included a few days in Starkville to enjoy a visit with his daughter, Maggie, a freshman at Mississippi State, and to appear at an energy town hall meeting held on the MSU campus Monday evening.
As Harper, R-Miss., completes his first term and heads toward a general election contest with Democratic Party nominee Joel Gill and Reform Party nominee Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill, Harper is already looking ahead to what will be ahead in the next term of Congress — a term he predicts will see a Republican majority in both the House of Representatives and Senate following the Nov. 2 general election.
Starkville Daily News