Little Rock, Ark. — The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $450,000 to the State of Arkansas to support activities that improve its ability to serve, improve, and expand the Registered Apprenticeship Program model by strengthening the national apprenticeship system, promoting system alignment and partnership, and improving data sharing and data integrity.
“As the Co-Chair of the… Read more »
WASHINGTON D.C. — Yesterday, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) congratulated the House of Representatives on extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
"I congratulate the House on concurring with the Senate on extending the PPP program date until August 8th. This will help small businesses all over our country."
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Washington, D.C — This week, in The Hill, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) and Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp, an Arkansas-based CDFI penned an op-ed about how economic recovery in Arkansas across the country could be encouraged with the extension as well as modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
"The deadline to apply for PPP loans is Tuesday, but many… Read more »
Economy healing, House told by Mnuchin, Powell
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy is regaining strength after this year's sharp, coronavirus-related downturn, but significant challenges remain, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday.
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Little Rock, Ark. — This week, in Talk Business and Politics, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) penned an op-ed about the important role that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has played keeping central Arkansas businesses afloat and providing Arkansas families with needed income during the COVID-19 crisis.
"Since Congress passed the CARES Act and created the PPP in March, over 40,000… Read more »
Little Rock, Ark. — Recently, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) joined Michael Thorning and Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11) on the Bipartisan Policy Center Action's Podcast, Under the Dome to discuss the educational, economic, and cultural importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in central Arkansas, the pride that Arkansans have for Little Rock Central High… Read more »
Little Rock, Ark. — The members of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission have published their initial report, as mandated by the CARES Act.
A letter from the Commission’s four members to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell regarding the report is below. You may view the whole report here.
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WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) spoke against H.R. 6800, the House Democrats’ so-called coronavirus relief bill on the House floor. Rep. Hill urged his colleagues to asses the effects of the $2.9 trillion in funding that Congress has already allocated to combat the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis and to work in a bipartisan fashion to find solutions for… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) joined his 184 Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting against H.R. 6800, the House Democrats’ so-called coronavirus relief bill.
“Today, I joined a majority of my Republican colleagues in resoundingly rejecting the Democrats’ far-left wish list, which no doubt will never see the light of day in the… Read more »