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  • Rep. Hill Op-Ed: Seize Opportunity, Revive Low-Income Arkansas Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman French Hill (AR-02) penned the following op-ed for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, calling on the Arkansas General Assembly to enhance federally designated Opportunity Zones by enacting legislation that would create state tax incentives for investment. This legislation would compliment the powerful federal incentives created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The full text of the Congressman’s op-ed is listed below. Seize Opportunity: State Can Revive Low-income A... Read more

  • Hill Issues First Golden Fleece of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman French Hill (R-AR) named the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as the latest winner of the Golden Fleece Award for accepting inflated bids for the management of Medicare Part D plans, resulting in roughly $9.1 billion in extra payments to insurers from 2006 to 2015. “Clearly, more transparency and accountability are needed to ensure that cost forecasts for Medicare prescription-drug benefits are not wildly inflated by insurance providers," said Rep. ... Read more

  • Hill Introduces Resolution Supporting Religious Freedom of Coptic Christians in Egypt
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Click on the picture above to watch Rep. Hill's remarks today from the House floor in support of religious freedom for Coptic Christians in Egypt. WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, on Religious Freedom Day, Congressman French Hill (R-AR) introduced a resolution, H.Res.49, expressing support for Coptic Christians and religious liberty in Egypt: “Egypt and the United States are important partners in the fight against terrorism. However, we must confront the reality that Coptic Christians in Egypt do not r... Read more

  • Hill’s Bill to Enhance Arkansas’s Flatside Wilderness Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after his legislation to enhance Arkansas’s wilderness area, the Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act, was signed into law: “I’m pleased that my bill to enhance one of Arkansas’s most unspoiled landscapes, Flatside Wilderness, has been signed into law. Arkansans and visitors now have the opportunity to enjoy more of Arkansas’s natural and wild qualities, all while boosting the state’s economy. This addition ... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Continues the Spirit of Bipartisanship
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. — This week, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) spoke on the House floor to decry the partisanship that has taken hold of our nation and remind people of the great friendship between former Speaker of the House Nick Longworth and Minority Leader John Garner. Click on the picture above to watch video of Rep. Hill's speech on the House floor this past Wednesday. Highlights of his prepared remarks are copied below: "Mr. Speaker, I look forward with optimism to the 116th Congress. I re... Read more

  • Hill’s Statement in Response to President’s Oval Office Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON D.C.– Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement in response to the president’s oval office address on securing the southwest U.S. border: “Whether or not Democrats want to acknowledge the facts, the reality is that we have an unsustainable security crisis at our southwest border. I've visited the border numerous times and seen with my own eyes the devastating human cost of having a porous border. Security experts agree that cracking down on illegal immigrat... Read more

  • Hill Announces Hiring of New Communications Director
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman French Hill (AR-02) announced that Steven D. Smith recently joined his staff to serve as his new Communications Director. Smith, a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Cincinnati, Ohio native, began working on Capitol Hill in 2011. He most recently served as Communications Director for immediate past House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (CA-39) as well as for Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04). Prior to this, he served in the leadersh... Read more

  • Hill Opposes Pathway to Increased Taxes, Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after opposing the House rules package, H.Res.6, for the 116th Congress that would make it easier to raise taxes, increase spending, and raise the debt limit with less transparency: “As the branch of government closest to the American people, the House's priorities should include increasing accountability to the people we serve. Instead, the new Democratic majority has decided to give more power to Nancy Pel... Read more

  • Hill: ‘It’s Time for Democratic Leadership to Come to the Table’
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after opposing a new spending package introduced by House Democrats that failed to include adequate funding for border security: “Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer continue to put federal families at financial risk, especially border patrol officers on the front lines, who are working without pay or are furloughed. The security of Arkansans and Americans comes first which requires proper funding to protect our b... Read more

  • Hill’s Bill to Enhance Arkansas’s Flatside Wilderness Passes Senate, Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after his legislation to enhance Arkansas’s wilderness area, the Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act, passed the Senate and heads to the president’s desk for his signature: Congressman Hill said: “I’m pleased that my bill to enhance one of Arkansas’s most unspoiled landscapes, Flatside Wilderness, has been sent to the president’s desk. Arkansans and visitors, young and old, should enjoy more of Flatside Wilderness and ... Read more

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