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  • 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

  • Rep. Hill Votes To Extend Federal Government In Hopes Of Finalizing COVID Relief Bill
    Posted in In the News on December 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Rep. Hill Votes To Extend Federal Government In Hopes Of Finalizing COVID Relief Bill KUAR NPR 12/18/2020 U.S. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas’ 2nd district said Friday he remained “cautiously optimistic” that Congress would pass a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus economic relief package. With talks moving slowly and lawmakers not able to pass a bill by a Friday midnight deadline, he joined a majority in voting to pass a two-day stopgap spending bill that night to avert a partial government shutdown.... Read more

  • Sound On: Rep. Slotkin, Rep. French Hill
    Posted in In the News on December 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Sound On: Rep. Slotkin, Rep. French Hill (Podcast) Bloomberg Radio 12/18/20 Sound On: Rep. Slotkin, Rep. French Hill 12/17/20 [LISTEN] 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. Guests: Justin Sink, Bloomberg White House reporter, Calvin Schnure, Senior Economist at Nareit, Brendan Buck, Partner at Seve... Read more

  • 3 state delegates in D.C. accept vote of electors
    Posted in In the News on December 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    3 state delegates in D.C. accept vote of electors Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 12/15/20 Three members of the all-Republican Arkansas congressional delegation said they will respect the will of the Electoral College, indicating they will not attempt to overturn the results when the votes are formally tallied Jan. 6. Two members, 4th District U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs and 1st District U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, are taking a wait-and-see approach. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Litt... Read more

  • Congress on Social Media 2020
    Posted in In the News on December 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congress on Social Media 2020 Quorum 12/15/20 The most active members on social media platforms from the House show you don’t have to be a headlining name in order to use your owned media to get your message out there. High-profile house members like Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kevin McCarthy, and Dan Crenshaw don’t crack the top ten on any platform. Meanwhile, rank-and-file members like Chip Roy, Elise Stefanik, French Hill, and Buddy Carter lead the pack across Twitter, Facebook, I... Read more

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