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Congressman French Hill

Representing the 2nd District of Arkansas

President Signs Hill’s Central High Bill into Law

January 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) made the following statement after President Trump signed his bill, H.R. 2611, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act, into law:

“It’s an exciting, historic day for Arkansas and Little Rock as President Trump signed my bill into law today that preserves Arkansas’s important role in ending so-called ‘separate but equal.’ This could not come at a better time as we recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s brave actions integrating Little Rock Central High School. Together with the school, seven homes across the street from Central High will now stand as living monuments to the civil rights movement in Arkansas and the United States. I was pleased to work with Senator Tom Cotton, the neighborhood, and the National Park Service to make this a reality, and I’m pleased that this bill is now law because Arkansas's history is America's history.”