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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.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) will tour the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind in Little Rock at 9:00 AM CT on Monday, August 29, 2016. The Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind is a local company that employs primarily blind or visually impaired workers.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) will host his sixth Community Empowerment Initiative roundtable discussion in Little Rock on Monday, August 15, 2016. The Community Empowerment Initiative was created by Congressman Hill last year as a way to hear ideas from community leaders who are involved with successful upward mobility programs.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) introduced The Shift Back to Society Act, which would help those who have been incarcerated transition back into society and find meaningful employment. The bill would establish a pilot program to provide grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to implement educational programs for eligible offenders and help them successfully transition back into their communities.