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WASHINGTON – Today, following the State Department’s decision to approve Keystone XL, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) stated:
“Keystone XL is a pro-growth, private sector investment into energy infrastructure that has already supported over 600 jobs in central Arkansas and would create thousands of ready-to-launch private sector American jobs, while having a minimal impact on the environment. I appreciate the president and the new administration beginning to fulfill their promise of pro-growth policies that will help lead to North American energy independence.”
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) joined all twelve other members of the House of Representatives from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas in writing a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to include public and private stakeholders from waterway systems in the president’s discussions and plans to improve our nation’s infrastructure.
The twelve members stressed the importance of including the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) as part of infrastructure improvements. In the letter, the members wrote:
WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2017. The SCRUB Act calls for a bipartisan commission to identify outdated and unnecessarily burdensome regulations that need to be repealed or modified. After passage of the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Today, after President Donald Trump signed an executive action to roll back the previous administration’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:
Since coming to Congress, one of my top priorities has been working with groups and individuals in Arkansas who are committed to empowering all members of our community, particularly those living in poverty or all its consequences. These interactions led to the creation of the Community Empowerment Initiative (CEI) in June 2015. Over the course of the last year and a half, I held seven roundtables with over fifty groups representing small businesses, non-profits, churches, schools, and think tanks in our area.
Now that the dust has settled from the Nov. 8 elections, it’s time for Washington effectively govern.
While pundits, pollsters, data experts and many others may have had a differing opinion on the election outcome, House leadership has been actively preparing for a Republican victory. This year, House Republicans began unveiling our “better way” agenda, essentially a blueprint for what Congress and a potential Trump White House could set out to achieve.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. H.R. 5 is a continuation of House Republicans’ push to limit the administration’s ability to unilaterally create rules and regulations that would have significant impacts on the economy. Following passage of the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) stated:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) wrote to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence asking them to create a Task Force on Regulatory Relief to address the overly burdensome regulations from federal agencies that are hurting economic and job growth.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act by a bipartisan vote of 246-177. The bill, cosponsored by Congressman French Hill (AR-02), would provide a six-month delay to the Department of Labor’s Overtime rule set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.
Following passage of the bill, Congressman Hill stated:
WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 5303, Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). WRDA would authorize twenty-eight important Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects across the country. The bill addresses the needs of America's harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water-related infrastructure.