HILL AWARDS GOLDEN FLEECE TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FOR DELAYED RELEASE OF BROADBAND MAPS

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September 2021 Golden Fleece FCC

Washington, D.C. - Rep. French Hill (AR-02) named the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the latest recipient of his Golden Fleece Award for its delayed release of broadband maps. "In March 2020, Arkansans were told that the FCC could 'radically improve' their broadband maps within a couple of months but here we are, eighteen months later, being told that we have another year to go," said ...

RELEASE: Rep. Hill Statement on Failure to Remove IMF Director Georgieva

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Rep. French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board determined Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva would be staying in her position following revelations last month that she pressured staff to manipulate the 2018 Doing Business Report to favor China while she was the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank. “Director Georgieva’s ...

U.S. Tells IMF Board It Won’t Seek to Oust Georgieva as Chief

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U.S. Tells IMF Board It Won’t Seek to Oust Georgieva as Chief by Eric Martin and Saleha Mohsin Bloomberg October 11, 2021 The U.S. told International Monetary Fund board members that it won’t seek the removal of Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva over allegations that she pushed staff to manipulate data for a World Bank report to help China, likely clearing the way for her to keep her job. The...

Arkansas leaders peg private sector as critical to success of historically Black colleges, universities

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HBCU Summit

Arkansas leaders peg private sector as critical to success of historically Black colleges, universities by Neal Earley Arkansas Democrat Gazette October 5, 2021 One of the most notable things for some participants in Monday's meeting for Historically Black Colleges and Universities at Philander Smith College was the absence of some critical role players. Congressional members, HBCU administrators,...

RELEASE: Rep. Hill Hosts 2021 Arkansas HBCU Summit

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Rep. French Hill (AR-02) today hosted his second Arkansas HBCU Summit, this time at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. Following the summit, Rep. Hill hosted a job fair for HBCU students. Rep. Hill was joined by: Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), founder and co-chair of the HBCU Caucus; Asahi Pompey, Partner, Global Head of Corporate Engagement &President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Goldman Sachs...

MEDIA ADVISORY: MONDAY – Rep. Hill to Host Arkansas HBCU Summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, October 4, 2021, from 8:30 AM CT – 2:00 PM CT, Rep. French Hill (AR-02), will host the 2021 Arkansas Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Summit at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. Following the HBCU Summit, Rep. Hill will be hosting a small job fair for Arkansas HBCU students which will run from 2:00 PM CT-5:00 PM CT. Rep. Hill will be joined by...

RELEASE: Congressional Oversight Commission Publishes Seventeenth Report

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The members of the Congressional Oversight Commission have published their seventeenth report. It is available for review here. One highlight of this month’s report is that the remaining holdings in the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility have been reduced to zero. The Commission's sixteen previous reports are also available for review at the Congressional Oversight Commission’s website. Th...

ICYMI: Rep. French Hill Op-Ed in the Saline Courier, Raising awareness Suicide Awareness Prevention Month

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Rep. French Hill Op-Ed in the Saline Courier, Suicide Awareness Prevention Month Little Rock, AR -- Rep. French Hill spoke out in The Saline Courier about raising awareness for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The full op-ed is below: Every 16 hours, right here in Arkansas, we lose a neighbor to suicide. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the state and the second leading cause of de...

OP-ED: Don’t Let China Rewrite the Rules for the Global Economy

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Don’t Let China Rewrite the Rules for the Global Economy By: Rep. French Hill (AR-02) & Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06) The World Health Organization’s (WHO) ineptitude in the early days of COVID-19 shed light on China’s growing influence over international institutions. The decline of the WHO should serve as a warning as China seeks to expand its malign reach, particularly in economic governance at the In...

RELEASE: Hill Stands for Life, Votes Against Allowing Abortion Up to Birth

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Rep. French Hill (AR-02), issued the following statement after voting against House Democrats’ radical abortion up to birth legislation: “As a man of faith and as a father, I could not in good conscience vote to support a bill that would allow abortion on demand up to birth. This bill is a gross overreach by the federal government to preempt state rights by overriding and removing nearly all pro-l...

RELEASE: House Includes Two Hill Provisions in Annual Defense Bill, Increases Servicemember Pay

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Washington, D.C. - Today, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, by a bipartisan vote of 316-113, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement: "I take very seriously my duty to serve and support those who defend our nation, which is why I am pleased to support this year's defense bill prioritizing the safety ...

RELEASE: Hill, Barr, and Gonzalez Request IMF Investigation

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Three members of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. French Hill (AR-02), Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06), and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) today urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to investigate and report to Congress about the findings by the law firm WilmerHale, which concluded that current International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva pressured staff to manipulat...

RELEASE: Rep. French Hill: “President Biden’s actions do not match his words”

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Rep. French Hill (AR-02), one of two Congressional Representatives to the 76th U.N. General Assembly, issued the following statement after President Biden’s speech to the UN General Assembly: “President Biden wants the United States to lead when it comes to establishing international norms and rules, but his actions do not match his words. While I agree engaging with all countries is imperative to...

RELEASE: REP. HILL STATEMENT ON SUSPENSION OF DEBT CEILING AND INCREASED SPENDING

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Rep. French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement in response to Democrats' vote to suspend the debt ceiling and increase spending: "Rather than a simple continuation of government spending to give Congress time to negotiate the full year spending bills, House Democrats are instead adding a suspension of the debt ceiling for more than a year and paving the way for further spending that centr...

Regarding the Congressional App Challenge

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Regarding the Congressional App Challenge by Rep. French Hill Log Cabin Democrat September 18, 2021 We have real tech talent in central Arkansas, and every fall, I get to highlight that through the Congressional App Challenge. The App Challenge is a competition for students grade eight through twelve, and each year I get to host it right here in central Arkansas. Applications are now open and clos...

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