Hill Prioritizes Arkansas Military, Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic, and Skilled Workforce Training

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement after voting to fund the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Department of Education for fiscal year 2019, along with a Continuing Resolution for the remaining funding bills through December 7, 2018:

“We have a responsibility to fund the government on time because it leads to greater fiscal accountability, and with this vote, we have done that. For the first time in ten years, we’ve fully funded the Department of Defense on time. This will directly benefit Arkansas families through the 2.4 percent pay raise for our troops, enhanced programs to support our military families, and additional funds for training, readiness, and more than $200 million for the modernization and upgrade of our C-130 fleet. In addition, we fund training and employment services that includes apprenticeships, Job Corps, and programs for ex-offenders. I’m also pleased that we have provided additional resources to combat the heartbreaking opioid crisis, prioritizing the needs of Arkansans and Americans across the nation.”


Read the “Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157 - Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act” here.

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