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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman French Hill (R-AR) voted for the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, a package of eight federal spending bills to fund the government before the new fiscal year. Rep. Hill issued the following statement after the House passed the bill:
WASHINGTON - Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after voting against House Resolution 504:
“I strongly support giving additional emergency aid to victims of Harvey and Irma, and I voted earlier this week to provide such assistance. However, when we sent the standalone aid bill to the Senate, it came back to the House with added spending and no budget or flood program reforms.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman today announced that 11 Arkansas airports will receive $5.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act for the first time in more than ten years, empower state and local leaders, modernize career and technical education (CTE) programs for today’s jobs, and help students throughout the country obtain the skills needed to find long-term, meaningful employment.
The greatest Community Empowerment Initiative (CEI) is ensuring that people have the skills necessary to secure meaningful employment that leads to financial independence and the ability to pursue happiness. As I like to say, college is a fine choice, but it’s not for everyone. And, letting young people know that great opportunities don’t always require a four-year degree is something I take seriously.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 1219, the Supporting America’s Innovators Act, by a bipartisan vote of 417-3.
WASHINGTON – Today, after meeting with Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement on possible infrastructure spending proposals:
WASHINGTON – Today, following the State Department’s decision to approve Keystone XL, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) stated: