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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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,...

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...

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...

Hill proposes opioid crisis program

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Overdose Awareness

Hill proposes opioid crisis program by Stephen Simpson Arkansas Democrat Gazette 09/08/2021 U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., has proposed creating a grant program that would assist states dealing with the opioid crisis by allowing strategic planning and co-prescribing anti-overdose drugs. Hill announced Tuesday afternoon he would introduce the Preventing Overdoses and Saving Lives Act. The bill woul...

Rep. French Hill wins award for promoting healthy work environment in congressional office

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Rep. French Hill wins award for promoting healthy work environment in congressional office By Frank Lockwood Arkansas Democrat Gazette 08/30/2021 A Washington nonprofit group has awarded U.S. Reps. French Hill, R-Ark., and Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., its Democracy Award for practices that promote a healthy "Life in Congress -- Workplace Environment." Hill "prioritizes professional development, commun...

The I.M.F. is distributing $650 billion to help poor countries fight the pandemic.

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The I.M.F. is distributing $650 billion to help poor countries fight the pandemic. By Alan Rappeport The New York Times 08/23/2021 The International Monetary Fund distributed $650 billion in emergency reserve funds on Monday to help poor countries combat the coronavirus pandemic and pay down debt. The distribution was the largest such expansion of currency reserves, known as Special Drawing Rights...

Yellen Urged by Republicans to Block Taliban From IMF Reserves

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Yellen Urged by Republicans to Block Taliban From IMF Reserves By Eric Martin Bloomberg 08/17/2021 U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen should intervene at the International Monetary Fund to prevent Taliban-led Afghanistan from being able to use almost $500 million in reserves, Republican House members said. The group of 18 lawmakers, including Arkansas’s French Hill, wrote to Yellen on Tuesday in...

ICYMI: Hill to try again to aid ex-inmates

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Hill to try again to aid ex-inmates By: Lara Farrar Lawmaker’s measure aims to offer post-release support U.S. Rep. French Hill announced that he would reintroduce a bill to Congress aimed at providing educational and other support to people getting out of prison to help them lead productive lives once they are back in society. The bill, called the Shift Back to Society Act, failed to pass in thre...

ICYMI: Bipartisan Lawmakers Want Iran’s Illicit Financial Empire Exposed

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Want Iran’s Illicit Financial Empire Exposed By: Adam Kredo Intel could help sculpt sanctions as Biden negotiates nuclear deal. A pair of bipartisan congressmen want the U.S. intelligence community to pull the curtain back on the Iranian regime’s illicit financial empire, providing a window into the hardline government’s funding networks as the Biden administration moves to un...

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