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  • DRA Announces $2.2 Million Investment into Arkansas Communities
    Posted in In the News on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    DRA Announces $2.2 Million Investment into Arkansas Communities The Pine Bluff Commercial 10/09/19 CLARKSDALE, MS – On Monday, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) made a $2,228,104 investment that will strengthen public infrastructure and train the next generation of workforce to grow the region’s economy and create jobs, DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Caldwell and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced. Eight new investments will provide funding for projects supporting water and sewer system ... Read more

  • Washington news in brief
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Infrastructure

    Washington news in brief Arkansas Democrat Gazette 10/06/2019 Hill raps Amtrak after audit report U.S. Rep. French Hill has awarded his latest Golden Fleece Award to the National Railroad Passenger Corp., also known as Amtrak. During an audit, the rail company failed to account for maintenance-of-way equipment worth an estimated $4.1 million, the Little Rock Republican noted, citing a report by the Amtrak office of inspector general. The equipment could not be tracked down "due to a lack of prop... Read more

  • Business Leaders Voice Support for Launch of House Entrepreneurship Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, leaders in the business community praised the launch of the bipartisan House Entrepreneurship Caucus. The caucus will serve as a forum for policy discussions and collaboration to address the most pressing issues facing entrepreneurs throughout the country. The caucus will seek to analyze new business formation trends and form a wide-ranging strategy to boost entrepreneurship growth, ensuring new business ventures continue to create jobs and drive innovation. “With ... Read more

  • Reps. Hill, Foster, Chabot, Murphy, Schweikert, Veasey Launch Bipartisan House Entrepreneurship Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Congressman French Hill (R-AR) helped launch the bipartisan House Entrepreneurship Caucus which will serve as a forum for policy discussions and collaboration to address the most pressing issues facing entrepreneurs throughout the country. The caucus will seek to analyze new business formation trends and form a wide-ranging strategy to boost entrepreneurship growth, ensuring new business ventures continue to create jobs and drive innovation. Along with Congressman ... Read more

  • 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: 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

  • 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 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

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