Internship program renamed for Harpers

(Left to right) Cong. Glenn Thompson, Livingston Harper, Cong. Rodney Davis and Cong. Gregg Harper (Source: Office of Cong. Gregg Harper)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTOK) - An internship program in Washington has been renamed for Cong. Gregg Harper and his son, Livingston.

Harper said Cong. Rodney Davis made the change formally earlier this week, renaming the Congressional Internship Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (CIPIID) to the Gregg and Livingston Harper Congressional Internship Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

Harper has often spoken of how his son has inspired him and how he wanted to use his time in Congress to help improve the lives of others.

"When I came to Congress and realized there was no internship program for individuals with ID, I worked with the Committee on House Administration to begin a program back in 2010. I and many others on Capitol Hill have been positively impacted by the influence and hard work of these interns," Harper said. "I am grateful to the Committee’s future Ranking Member, Rodney Davis, for seeing that the program will continue under his leadership."


Cong. Glenn Thompson, Cong. Gregg Harper and Cong. Rodney Davis hear about the experiences of the interns from Mason Life for the end of the year event. (Source: Office of Cong. Gregg Harper)