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  • Rep. Hill Introduces Bipartisan Inmate Education Bill Inspired by Arkansas HBCUs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) introduced the Shift Back to Society Act, legislation to facilitate a successful transition to employment and readjustment to society for individuals incarcerated in the United States. Modeled after a successful program in Arkansas, the bill would establish a pilot program to provide grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to implement educational programs for eligible offenders and help them successfully transi... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Advocates for Expanded Veterans Homeless Assistance, Suicide Prevention Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) participated in the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Member Day hearing where he advocated for expanded programs at the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) that address veterans homelessness and suicide prevention. Click below to watch Congressman Hill's remarks from Tuesday's House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing. Highlights of Congressman Hill's remarks as prepared for delivery: I’ve got three veterans on my constitue... Read more

  • Rep. Hill: It's Time for a Vote on USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) continued championing America's trade priorities, advocating for finalizing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Congressman Hill appeared on AETN's Arkansas Week with Steve Barns to discuss the latest developments with USMCA trade negotiations and why Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to bring the trade deal to the House floor for a vote. Click on the video below to watch his remarks. "I support the USMCA. I worked on the orig... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Supports CFPB Action to Promote FinTech Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Financial Technology (FinTech) Task force, released the following statement in support of three new policies issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) aimed at promoting FinTech Innovation: “If America wants to remain competitive in today's fast-paced, 21st century economy, we must ensure our regulations are helping, not hurting, entrepreneurs. Too often, forward-thinking sta... Read more

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: "Hill Previews Inmate-Education Bill; Proposes Work with Historically Black Colleges"
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Opportunity

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman French Hill (AR-02) met with leaders and students from Central Arkansas's Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) on Friday in Little Rock to preview the introduction of his legislation, the Shift Back to Society Act. The bill would establish a pilot program to provide grants for HBCUs to implement educational programs for eligible offenders and help them successfully transition back into their communities. The meeting was featured in an article by the A... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Applauds Release of Trump Administration’s Housing Finance Reform Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability, Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the release of the Trump Administration's proposed housing finance reform plan: “On this day 11 years ago, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship. This historic move was never meant to be a permanent solution in response to the financial crisis. However, complacency and a lack of Congressional action have resulted in the government’s footprint in our housing finance industry cont... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Introduces Bill to Expand Opportunity for Arkansans to Access Affordable Credit
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4231, the Credit Access and Inclusion Act, legislation to expand access to credit for 26 million "credit invisible" Americans: “New technology and advances in innovation continue to change every aspect of how Americans live their lives. Yet the current system for how credit scores are calculated hasn't kept up with the times. Too many people living in Arkansas are unfairly denied opp... Read more

  • Rep. Hill's Golden Fleece Spurs Action by Fannie-Freddie Regulator to Close Loophole on GSE Executive Pay
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a new directive that closed a loophole previously allowing executives of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to earn more than the congressionally mandated pay cap of $600,000. In May of this year, Congressman Hill featured this abuse by the GSEs as his monthly "Golden Fleece" recipient. "I commend FHFA Director Mark Calabria for putting taxpayers first and taking action to crack down on GSE ... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Celebrates Unveiling of New Flatside Wilderness Sign at Bethune Woods
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman French Hill (AR-02) hosted a ceremony celebrating the introduction of a new sign designating the Bethune Woods-Flatside Wilderness in Arkansas's Ouachita National Forest. The ceremony is the culmination of Congressman Hill's legislation, the Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act, signed into law this past January. This legislation added 640 acres to the existing 9,541-acre site located in Perry County and Saline County, which has served as a popular destination for A... Read more

  • Rep. Hill Talks Brexit, U.S.-British Trade Negotiations on Sky News
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) joined Adam Boulton on Sky News' All Out Politics to discuss the latest updates on Brexit and how Britain's departure from the European Union would impact a future trade deal with the United States. Congressman Hill highlighted the longstanding partnership between the United States and Britain and supported trade negotiations that will open up more markets for agriculture and financial services between the two nations. Click HERE or ... Read more

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