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  • Biden inauguration: The political and constitutional challenges ahead
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Biden inauguration: The political and constitutional challenges ahead (01/19/21) BBC [LISTEN 04:05] Read more

  • Experts See Positive Development In The Treatment Of Egypt’s Christians, But Say Discrimination Will Continue Without Sweeping Change
    Posted in In the News on January 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    Experts See Positive Development In The Treatment Of Egypt’s Christians, But Say Discrimination Will Continue Without Sweeping Change (01/18/21) The Daily Caller In February 2015, a video showing 21 Christians being executed by ISIS on a beach in Libya shocked the world. The men, known as the 21 martyrs, were dressed in orange jumpsuits as they were killed on camera for their Coptic Orthodox faith. For many people, this was the first time they learned of Egypt’s Copts, the largest Christian pop... Read more

  • Hill resolution honors police who defended U.S. Capitol
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    Hill resolution honors police who defended U.S. Capitol (01/15/21) Arkansas Democrat-Gazette U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., has introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the officers who defended the Capitol during last week's hours-long riot. The lawmaker from Little Rock worked with U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., to prepare the tribute this week. ... More than 50 members of the U.S. Capitol and District of Columbia police departments were injured before order was restored, the resolution ... Read more

  • Sound On: Bloomberg Podcast
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Sound On: Bloomberg Podcast (01/04/2021) [LISTEN 19:00] Read more

  • Lawmakers approve $900B relief package
    Posted in In the News on December 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congress on Monday night passed a $900 billion covid-19 relief package to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and provide resources to vaccinate a nation grappling with the economic and health toll of the pandemic. Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other end-of-session business in a bundle of bipartisan legislation as Capitol Hill prepared to close the books on the year. The relief package, unveiled Monday afternoon, sped thro... Read more

  • What to Know in Washington: Congress Set for Spending, Aid Vote
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    What to Know in Washington: Congress Set for Spending, Aid Vote Bloomberg Gov 12/21/2020 Pentagon Said Erred in Relief Loan to Firm: Congress might have given too much leeway to the Treasury Department and Pentagon to make loans during the pandemic, putting taxpayer dollars at risk, a lawmaker on a congressional oversight committee said. Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) of the Congressional Oversight Commission said he was concerned the Pentagon did not sufficiently scrutinize YRC Worldwide in deeming ... Read more

  • Congress clinches deal to restore Pell grants for prisoners 26 years after ban
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congress clinches deal to restore Pell grants for prisoners 26 years after ban Politico 12/20/2020 Congressional leaders have struck a deal to reinstate Pell grants for incarcerated students more than a quarter century after banning the aid for prison education programs, top Democrats and Republicans announced on Sunday. The legislation, which is expected to be included as part of the year-end spending deal, would lift the prohibition Congress imposed in the 1994 crime bill that then-President ... Read more

  • Hill questions $700M aid loan to ailing firm
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Hill questions $700M aid loan to ailing firm ADG 12/19/2020 U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., wants to know why a financially struggling Kansas trucking business was deemed vital to national security and given a $700 million covid-19 relief loan. He criticized the Department of Defense on Friday for failing to provide satisfactory explanations. Thus far, the Congressional Oversight Commission has received no credible evidence suggesting that the company, YRC Worldwide, was crucial to the military's... Read more

  • Pentagon Erred in Relief Loan to Firm, Oversight Member Says
    Posted in In the News on December 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Pentagon Erred in Relief Loan to Firm, Oversight Member Says Bloomberg 12/18/2020 Congress may have given too much leeway to the Treasury Department and Pentagon to make loans during the pandemic, putting taxpayer dollars at risk, a member of a congressional oversight panel said. Representative French Hill of Arkansas, a Republican member of the Congressional Oversight Commission, said he’s concerned that the Department of Defense didn’t give YRC Worldwide Inc. enough scrutiny when it classified... Read more

  • Discussing Legislative Effectiveness with Representative French Hill
    Posted in In the News on December 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Discussing Legislative Effectiveness with Representative French Hill Center for Effective Lawmaking 12/18/20 Congressman French Hill (R-AK2) has a unique background. Not only is the Representative a businessman, Vanderbilt alumnus, and graduate from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, Congressman Hill also has significant experience as a former staffer on Capitol Hill. Representative Hill served as an aide to Republican Senator John Tower; was a staffer on the Senate Banking then the Ho... Read more

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