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  • Rep. Hill Introduces WWI Valor Medals Review Act to Honor Unrecognized Minority Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Accountability

    An African-American World War I veteran and Pine Bluff native, Leroy Johnston (right) is shown with two of his brothers, Drs. D.A.E. (left) and L.H. (center) Johnston. Rep. Hill and his staff members were instrumental in ensuring that Johnston’s finally received his long overdue medals. WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Representative French Hill (AR-02), Representative Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05), and Representative Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following joint statement after introducing H.R. 2249, the ... Read more

  • Rep. French Hill Brings Together Arkansas Education and Business Leaders at HBCU Summit in Little Rock
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    (From left to right: Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO, United Negro College Fund; Little Rock Mayor, Frank Scott, Jr.; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson; O. Jerome Green, Esq., President, Shorter College; Congressman French Hill; Regina Favors, President, Arkansas Baptist College; Dr. Roderick Smothers, President, Philander Smith College; Dr. Laurence Alexander, Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Jonathan Holifield, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historica... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Discusses the Future of FinTech with Innovation Payments Association
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) delivered the keynote address at the Innovative Payments Association annual conference held in Washington, D.C. (pictured below). Congressman Hill has been focused on strengthening financial technology and appreciates the Congressional support by House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC) to promote financial innovation. Highlights of his remarks, as prepared, are included below: Stro... Read more

  • The Daily Wire: Rep. French Hill Provides A Great Example Of What Civics Education Can Look Like
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON D.C. — This week, an article published by the Daily Wire featured Congressman French Hill's (AR-02) "Future Leaders Council." This civics education program was started by Congressman Hill in 2018 to introduce central Arkansas 5th grade students to a deeper understanding of our Constitution and the values and principles that it supports. Rep. Hill pictured with Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston and students from his Future Leaders Council in February of this year. The full arti... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Calls on President Trump to Defend Coptic Christians in Meeting with Egyptian President el-Sisi
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman French Hill (AR-02) sent a letter to President Trump ahead of his meeting today with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, calling on him to raise concerns about the plight of Christian minorities in Egypt. “The United States and Egypt are critically important partners in the fight against terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula and throughout the region,” said Congressman Hill. “I acknowledge and support our partnership and friendship with Egypt, but I believe that mor... Read more

  • The Truth About the Violence Against Women Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The Truth About the Violence Against Women Act: April 5, 2019 Rep. French Hill In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with bipartisan support. This legislation has played a valuable role in combating violence and providing resources that support victims. VAWA was reauthorized by bipartisan majorities in Congress in 2000, 2005, and 2013. I have consistently supported the funding of VAWA programs because all victims of violence deserve resources that help to protect and kee... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Discusses Southwest Border Visit, China Trade Talks on Fox Business Network
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, National Security

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman French Hill (AR-02) recently joined Maria Bartiromo on the Fox Business Network to discuss his visit to the southwest border at McAllen, Texas, to investigate the ongoing immigration crisis, as well as the latest news on U.S. trade talks with China. Key excerpts below: Touring the Southwest Border in McAllen, Texas "This was my fifth trip to the border in the last three and a half years. This [trip] was the most compelling as it relates to [the border] emergency. We... Read more

  • Rep. Hill's Golden Fleece Award Highlighted in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability

    WASHINGTON D.C. — On Wednesday, an editorial published by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette highlighted Congressman French Hill's Golden Fleece Award—a monthly bulletin on the most frivolous and wasteful uses of hardworking taxpayers’ dollars. The editorial stated, "A few years back, the Congressman from central Arkansas, French Hill, rebooted the Golden Fleece Award. Few awards needed such a boot, maybe even giving one on occasion in the back of the pants to deserving government types. For when it ... Read more

  • Arkansas Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Expand State Veterans Cemetery
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman introduced legislation to transfer nearly 140 acres of land at Camp Robinson to the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA). The land conveyance will facilitate expansion of the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. “Expanding the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery ensures that we can continue to honor veterans and their families with fit... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Awards Golden Fleece to Flawed Navy Shipbuilding Process
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability, National Security

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman French Hill (AR-02) named the ship procurement process at the United States Navy as the latest recipient of the Golden Fleece Award for its failure to facilitate a process that provides complete and quality ships leaving taxpayers to pick up the cost of the deficiencies. “The continued delivery of Navy warships with flaws costs Arkansas taxpayers more money and, most importantly, hurts the Navy's readiness," said Congressman Hill. "As the world's most powerful nava... Read more

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