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Over the last five years, serving the people of Central Arkansas as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I have loved the interaction across the district that has led to wonderful ideas for legislation or a badly needed project to benefit our local economic growth.
This is why I created the "Your Ideas" video series where I highlight eight of my key accomplishments in Congress that have come from the ideas that central Arkansans have given me.
From legislation to combat the opioid crisis, expand the Little Rock Port, or review the military records of minority service members of the Armed Forces, the ideas of central Arkansans are shaping our communities in a major way.
It only takes one person to make a difference. If you have an idea about improving our community that you believe I could help with in Congress, please contact me by visiting my website at Hill.House.Gov or by calling my office in Little Rock at (501) 324-5941. It is my job to represent the great people of our state and I look forward to hearing from you.
One of my most important responsibilities as your representative is advocating on your behalf before the federal government.
Each day, I work to help central Arkansans receive the benefits, services, and programs that they deserve as citizens of this great country.
If you are still waiting for your 2019 tax return, I can help.
Over the past few months, I have helped almost 100 central Arkansans receive their tax refunds. My office has helped return nearly $400,000 to central Arkansans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently my office was able to help a central Arkansan who reached out to my office for assistance after the IRS had informed her that she would not receive one this year. Thanks to my team investigating the matter, we were able to help her get the $2000 return that she was due.
We were also able to assist a gentleman whose family mistakenly claimed a tax credit that they were ineligible for. The IRS had then flagged their tax filing and stopped their federal return. Because the IRS is currently backlogged by 4-5 months on average due to the pandemic, the IRS had not looked at their filing.
My office filed a Congressional request which prompted the IRS to consider this family's dire need and fix the issue quickly and return $10,000.
Contact me at (501) 324-5941 or Hill.House.Gov if I can help you.
As your Congressman, I have the distinct honor of nominating central Arkansans to attend one of the five United States service academies.
I want to bring to your attention an important deadline that is coming up.
Applications for a Congressional nomination to the service academies are due to my office by Sunday, November 1, 2020.
If you are a high school student, teacher, parent, or counselor interested in learning more about the Congressional nomination process, please visit my website for more information.
Our nation’s service academies, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy provide students with an exceptional academic background and prepare them for a lifeline of service – both to our nation and to their communities.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but awareness for this disease should constantly be in our thoughts and on our minds. With one in eight American women developing breast cancer over the course of their lives, too many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, during the pandemic, the weekly average number of people diagnosed with breast cancer dropped by 51.8% — from 2,208 to 1,064. This means that fewer people are being diagnosed in a timely manner.
Now that clinics are opening in Arkansas, it is important to complete your check-ups even if they seem routine. For a guide on how to conduct a self-checkup while you wait for an appointment, click HERE.
It is my honor to represent you in Congress.Please contact me at (501) 324-5941 or Hill.House.Gov if I may be of service to you.
Representative French Hill