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Congressman French Hill

Representing the 2nd District of Arkansas

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January 2, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON -- A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he's hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017.

But there's plenty of uncertainty after the Nov. 8 presidential election and the Nov. 25 death of Fidel Castro, the 90-year-old former Cuban president.

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December 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, after the Obama Administration failed to veto the United Nations Security Council’s anti-Israel resolution, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement:

December 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, after The House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing released the report from its 12-month investigation into terror finance, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:.

December 12, 2016 In The News

Our Pope Francis has been vocal about the need to stand with oppressed groups throughout the world, especially those like the Christian, Jewish, Yezidi and minority Muslim communities in Iraq and Syria that are being uprooted, subjugated and murdered by ISIS. As Catholics and Americans, we believe in a set of values that are commitments to religious freedom and human rights, and it is our obligation to do what we can to — like the Holy Father suggests — seek justice for those being persecuted on the grounds of their religious beliefs.

December 2, 2016 In The News

(JNS.org) Republican members of the House of Representatives are pressing President Barack Obama to veto any forthcoming United Nations Security Council resolutions on Palestinian statehood.

September 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) and 85 other House Republicans wrote to Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker urging her to reconsider the administration’s decision to relinquish America’s authority in promoting free speech and open discourse on the Internet.

September 20, 2016 In The News

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Monday a number of world leaders, US politicians and former officials in New York during the 71st United Nations General Assembly meeting. 

El-Sisi met UN-secretary general Ban Ki-Moon in New York where they discussed the latest regional developments, the Egyptian presidency said.

September 13, 2016 In The News

Legislative leaders reacted on Friday to news that North Korea had conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test and second such test this year.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity, said that North Korea’s testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles poses a major threat to the United States and its allies.

September 12, 2016 In The News

A few weeks ago I showed that the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal had rejected, in July 2011, reconsideration of the 1981 claim by Iran for compensation from aircraft not delivered ($2.2 billion was the total stated then). I have been unable to find any record of it being considered again. Yet Secretary Kerry found that it was necessary to pay the terrorist-sponsoring regime in Iran $1.7 billion for that specific claim.