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  • Hill Votes Against Waiving Grace Period for General Austin
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after voting against a waiver to exempt Retired General Lloyd J. Austin from the seven-year waiting period to serve as Secretary of Defense: “I voted against waiving the required seven-year grace period between military service and appointment required under the National Security Act of 1947 as amended in 2008. Since World War II, Congress has provided only two such waivers: President Truman’s nomination of Genera... Read more

  • Hill Congratulates President Biden; Celebrates Peaceful Transfer of Power
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. “I congratulate the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. From the first inauguration in 1789 that saw George Washington installed as the first American president to today’s inauguration installing the 46th, one constant remains: the peaceful transfer of power. “I will work with President Biden and his administration to increase oppor... Read more

  • Hill Joins Coons, Scott, and Adams to Lead Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus announced that Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Representative Alma Adams (D-NC), and Representative French Hill (R-AR) will serve as Co-Chairs of the Caucus for the 117th Congress. “We relaunched the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus two years ago to find new ways to support institutions like Delaware State University which continue to expand the opportunity of higher education to more students,” said Sen. Coons. “In th... Read more

  • Hill: "This vote is a political exercise that will further inflame tensions"
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep French Hill (AR-02) issued the following video statement after voting against one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump. A transcript of Rep. Hill's message is copied below: There are but seven days before our nation witnesses the swearing in of our 46th president, Joe Biden. After the horrific, catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol last week by a mob committed to disrupting the work of democracy, our nation is crying out for leadership – leadership... Read more

  • Hill and Perlmutter Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor the United States Capitol Police
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (R-AR) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced H.Res.39, a resolution to honor United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and United States Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, along with the United States Capitol Police and other federal and local law enforcement officers who courageously defended the U.S. Capitol during the attack of January 6, 2021. “As we recover from the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, I am humbled and hon... Read more

  • Hill: "Americans deserve to have full confidence in their elections"
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) released the following video about today’s scheduled proceedings regarding the Joint Session of Congress to meet and count the Electoral College votes. A transcript of Rep. Hill's message is copied below: I want to share with you my thoughts on the Constitutional obligation of the Joint Session of Congress to meet and count the Electoral College votes scheduled for today. Since the election, discrepancies regarding the validity of the results ha... Read more

  • Hill Looks to Deliver Results for Central Arkansas, Defeat COVID-19, and Bolster Local Economy as New Congress Begins
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement today after being sworn into the 117th Congress: “The people of central Arkansas have entrusted me to serve in this capacity on their behalf and to uphold the dignity of our nation's Constitution. While the next two years present us with many challenges, I look forward to working with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to craft common-sense solutions. Defeating the COVID-19 pandemic, creating new opportunitie... Read more

  • Congressional Oversight Commission Publishes Eighth Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — The members of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission have published their eighth report. It is available for review here. The Commission's seven previous reports are also available for review at the Congressional Oversight Commission’s website. The Congressional Oversight Commission is a five-person panel that was established by the CARES Act. The Commission is focused specifically on the economic stabilization efforts of the Treasury Department and the Federal Rese... Read more

  • Hill Votes to Support Military Families and Stand Up to the Communist Chinese Party
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after voting to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. “This year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) supports our brave men and women in uniform and their families and sends a strong message to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that we will go to great lengths to protect America and our allies. China poses the greatest threat to America today and the greatest threat to de... Read more

  • Hill: “We must focus our resources to assist families, individuals, small businesses, and working Arkansans”
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after voting against amending the Consolidated Appropriations Act to increase Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to $2,000 per individual: “We must focus our resources to assist families, individuals, small businesses, and working Arkansans and Americans in the most effective way possible. Increasing EIPs to $2,000 per individual will not serve to benefit our economy in the long-run. It is not the most optimal form of ... Read more

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