Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the announcement that Chairman Gregg Harper (MS-03) will retire at the end of this term:

“Gregg Harper is a man of character. He is a loyal husband and father. He has spent nearly a decade in the House of Representatives fighting for the most vulnerable—particularly the sick and disabled—always exercising his office with personal devotion to his constituents in Mississippi’s third district. At night after votes and after others had headed home, you could find Gregg walking the halls of Congress with folks from Mississippi, personally showing them the People’s House where he was diligently serving them. During his time here, Gregg became not only an effective leader, but also a trusted and respected friend to me and our Conference. His strong and principled leadership will surely be missed.”