Project To Improve U.S. 67 From Little Rock To Jonesboro Gets Federal Funding

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Project To Improve U.S. 67 From Little Rock To Jonesboro Gets Federal Funding 07/07/2020 KUAR The Arkansas Department of Transportation will be awarded $40 million to reconstruct and improve two sections of US 67 northeast of Little Rock. U.S. Senators John Boozman, Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Reps Rick Crawford and French Hill announced the project on Tuesday. The project will widen US 67 from fo... Read more »

DRA announces $2 million investment to strengthen Arkansas’s transportation infrastructure

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DRA announces $2 million investment to strengthen Arkansas’s transportation infrastructure KARK 07/06/2020 CLARKSDALE, Miss. (News Release) – Today, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced a $2 million investment to support transportation infrastructure improvements at the Port of Little Rock. The Port of Little Rock is the largest industrial hub in central Arkansas with over 40 businesses em... Read more »

Rep. Hill Op-Ed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Getting to work: Task begins for CARES Act panel

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Little Rock, Ark. — Today, in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) discussed his role on the five-member Congressional Oversight Commission created by Congress to oversee federal spending as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. “Once the leaders of the House and Senate have filled the commission chair--the final appointment--we need to go t... Read more »

Hill: “This Vote is for Arkansas Families”

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) supported a measure to secure an additional $310 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This program was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses and 501(c)3s through local banks. On Friday, April 17, 2020, the PPP ran out of its initial funding of $350 bill... Read more »

ICYMI: Rep. Hill on The Hugh Hewitt Show: 'China now wants to become the Middle Kingdom again'

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Little Rock, Ark. — Today, Rep. French Hill (AR-02) joined Hugh Hewitt on The Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss the threat to national security presented by China and his bill, H.R. 6399, the Securing America’s Vaccines for Emergencies (SAVE) Act, to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to ensure the availability of essential medical equipment. To watch the full interview with Rep. Hill and Hugh Hewitt,... Read more »

Hill Applauds Grant to Preserve Arkansas’s Civil Rights History

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Little Rock, Ark. — Today, the National Park Service (NPS) announced $14 million in African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants to fund 51 projects across 20 states and the District of Columbia that will preserve sites and history related to the African American pursuit of fairness and racial justice in the 20th century. Among the recipients the Friends of Dreamland Ballroom Pu... Read more »

Gears turn to infuse cash into state's small businesses

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Gears turn to infuse cash into state's small businesses Arkansas Democrat Gazette 04/05/2020 Small businesses in Arkansas now have access to loans of as much as $10 million to help them stay afloat and keep workers employed during the coronavirus pandemic. Repayment is completely forgiven — both principal and interest — for the portion of the loan used to pay employees and cover other essential bu... Read more »

Arkansas' toll climbs to 14; no shutdown directive from U.S., Hutchinson points out

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Arkansas' toll climbs to 14; no shutdown directive from U.S., Hutchinson points out Arkansas Democrat Gazette 04/04/2020 Two more Arkansans died of the coronavirus on Friday as Gov. Asa Hutchinson responded to comments from the federal government's top infectious-disease expert a day earlier suggesting that all states should have stay-at-home orders in place. The state's death toll from the pandem... Read more »

Texarkana gets coronavirus assistance from HUD

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Texarkana gets coronavirus assistance from HUD Texarkana Gazette 4/3/2020 The city is getting $165,006 in federal funds to help facilitate its coronavirus response — with more to come. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. In total, Arkansas municipalities were awarded more than $23 million in coronavirus assistan... Read more »

Stimulus checks: Your questions answered

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Stimulus checks: Your questions answered KATV 04/03/2020 Congressman French Hill sat down with Channel 7's Elicia Dover to answer some of the common questions his office has been receiving about stimulus checks. Checks are expected to go out within the next two weeks. He gives detailed answers to many of your questions like how you'll receive your money and who is eligible. Here a few complicated ... Read more »

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