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  • Hill aims to make Arkansas a national model for Opportunity Zones
    Posted in In the News on August 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Hill aims to make Arkansas a national model for Opportunity Zones The Ripon Advance 08/12/2019 U.S. Rep. French Hill (R-AR) is working to ensure that his home state becomes a national model for the implementation of Opportunity Zones, which are designed to attract companies and businesses to invest in economically distressed communities. “Ultimately, my vision is that together, we can make Arkansas the top Opportunity Zone environment in the country,” said Rep. Hill during an Aug. 6 roundtable d... Read more

  • Arkansas: the land of OZ
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Arkansas: the land of OZ August 5, 2019 Talk Business and Politics A top White House official on Monday (Aug. 5) said that policymakers in Little Rock and across Arkansas already have a “green light” to seek private investment for distressed, low-income areas across the state to take advantage of so-called federal Opportunity Zones (OZs) approved by Congress in late 2017. Ben Hobbs, a top domestic policy advisor to President Donald Trump, and other top White House officials were part of an all-d... Read more

  • White House staffers in Little Rock
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    White House staffers in Little Rock KARK 08/05/2019 White House staffers in Little Rock on August, 5 to discuss opportunity zones in the capitol city. Mayor Frank Scott Junior, US Representative French Hill and others hosted the DC visitors spending the day talking more on how to take advantage of these opportunity zones. It is all apart of a special tax incentive for private investments in certain low-income areas. A number of developers and investors showed up as well. Mayor Frank Scott Jr. sa... Read more

  • WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Human Services gets Fleece Award
    Posted in In the News on August 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Human Services gets Fleece Award Arkansas Democrat Gazette August 4, 2019 U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., has awarded his Golden Fleece Award to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after questioning the agency's oversight of welfare funds. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families -- or TANF -- block grant program, which dates to 1996, is supposed to encourage recipients to "achieve self-sufficiency," the agency's website states. But different states have... Read more

  • Facebook’s currency plan makes fintech a tough sell in Congress
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Facebook’s currency plan makes fintech a tough sell in Congress Roll Call 07/30/2019 Some members are conflating disdain for Facebook with other, more vital fintech innovation, Schweikert says Members of Congress who support the development of new financial technologies say their job might have gotten tougher after Facebook announced its plan to issue a cryptocurrency. Lawmakers used hearings in both chambers this month to roundly censure Facebook’s proposed Libra, which the social media company... Read more

  • $10.5M grant to aid in Arkansas rail line's restoration
    Posted in In the News on July 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Infrastructure

    $10.5M grant to aid in Arkansas rail line's restoration By ADG WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding a $10.5 million grant to help pay for the Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana Multimodal Freight Corridor Improvement Project, officials from both states announced earlier this month. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao called U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., on Monday to personally deliver the news. The federal funds will speed up efforts to restore a roughly 100... Read more

  • Budget bill splits Arkansans: Westerman, Crawford among Republicans in opposition
    Posted in In the News on July 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Budget bill splits Arkansans: Westerman, Crawford among Republicans in opposition July 26, 2019 Arkansas Democrat Gazette WASHINGTON -- Members of Arkansas' all-Republican House delegation split Thursday over whether to support the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which lifts spending $320 billion above existing law over the next two years. U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers and U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock backed the legislation. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs and U.S. Rep. Rick C... Read more

  • Mueller Testimony, Rep. French Hill, Rep. Cicilline
    Posted in In the News on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability, Financial Services

    Mueller Testimony, Rep. French Hill, Rep. Cicilline [Listen] By Bloomberg Bloomberg Chief Washington Correspondent Kevin Cirilli delivers insight and analysis on the latest headlines from the White House and Capitol Hill, including conversations with influential lawmakers and key figures in politics and policy. Panel guests include: Ryan Williams, Republican Strategist & Executive Vice President at Targeted Victory and Democratic strategist Joel Payne. Congressman French Hill, (R-AR) discusses t... Read more

  • Beneficial Ownership Data Needn’t Oppress
    Posted in In the News on July 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability, Financial Services, Jobs and Economic Growth

    Beneficial Ownership Data Needn’t Oppress By French Hill in the Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor: Thank you for your recent editorial, A New Small Business Burden, highlighting the unintended consequences of a new beneficial ownership bill moving through the House. I’ve been speaking out about this legislation, called the Corporate Transparency Act, for quite some time. I share several concerns, voiced by the Editorial Board, with how the legislation is written and would be implemented. ... Read more

  • Trump could solve many of our problems by focusing on the Western Hemisphere
    Posted in In the News on July 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, National Security

    Trump could solve many of our problems by focusing on the Western Hemisphere By French Hill in The Dallas Morning News Shortly after his inauguration, I encouraged President Donald Trump to maintain the longstanding principal of President James Monroe's "Monroe Doctrine" when considering the Western Hemisphere. Our fifth president's policy served as a key foundation of U.S. foreign relations and rejected the influence of intrusive and powerful colonial powers from Europe and beyond. In recent ye... Read more

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