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French Hill's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (AR) - District 2

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  • Voted in favor of HR 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a Catholic and pro-life Arkansan, I believe we have a moral obligation to protect every life, no matter how small, and I remain committed to this fight." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "For the first time in over three decades, we delivered comprehensive tax reform to Arkansans and Americans to create new jobs, bring jobs back home, and let people keep more of their hard-earned dollars. This bill streamlines the filing process, doubles the child tax credit, doubles the standard deduction -- all of which means that Arkansas families will be able to keep more of what they earn and decide how they will spend it to support the dreams of their children and grandchildren. I appreciate President Trump signing this historic measure into law today." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by FreedomWorks. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Also, we proposed an overhaul of business taxation, closed loopholes, broadened the base, and made the U.S. tax system internationally competitive. Also, importantly for our families, our tax revisions doubled the child tax credit and provided needed funds for healthcare and other family needs. With hard work in the U.S. Senate and support from the President in his first year, this major tax reform and simplification was signed into law on in December 2017. This reform is a vast improvement over the old code -- that status quo -- and has resulted in higher wages, new job creation, and more career opportunities. Companies are investing millions in new plants and equipment and bringing jobs back from overseas. Over the last three years our economy added 7 million new jobs, prior to the Covid19 pandemic." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The biggest fiscal challenge for American taxpayers comes from our mandatory spending obligations. As the federal debt continues its ascension towards $20 trillion, Congress needs to reform these programs so that they can become more cost-effective while remaining beneficial to their recipients. Any measure that saves the taxpayers money, no matter how small, is a significant step in the right direction. I am committed to continuing the good work of the House in modernizing our mandatory federal programs, so that they not only better serve their recipients, but become a better investment for hardworking taxpayers." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "In 2017, I introduced H.R. 1540, the Social Security Disability Insurance Return to Work Act, which would modernize the Social Security Administration's classification of disability beneficiaries. The bill incentivizes returning to work for beneficiaries, who have recovered from their disability, such as an illness." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • ""In June of last year, I swiftly condemned the murder of George Floyd, which sparked an important discussion about police practices across the nation and in the halls of Congress. I was proud to co-sponsor Sen. Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act offering commonsense solutions and reforms, but it was blocked by Senate Democrats and never came to the Senate or House Floor for a vote," said Rep. Hill. "Tonight, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats passed the same partisan bill they pushed through the House last summer -- with not a single Republican amendment allowed either time, and a far cry from bipartisanship and unity -- especially on something as critical as the safety of our neighborhoods. This is another missed opportunity by House Democrats to work across the aisle to improve transparency and accountability in policing and restore Americans' faith in our justice system."" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (votesmart.org)
  • "I was proud to vote in favor of this year's annual defense bill as it supports our men and women stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base through a 2.7% increase in pay and expanded benefits. Importantly, this bill holds the Biden Administration accountable for their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, contains provisions to counter our adversaries such as Iran, Russia, and China, and upgrades our military equipment while making targeted investments in emerging technologies to combat future threats." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Our military is the most effective military in the world, and our brave men and women in uniform deserve the funding, tools, and support they need to successfully complete their strategic missions around the globe." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "This official price tag has confirmed what Republicans have been saying for months -- that the Democrats' agenda is not fully paid for. The Democrats' solution to everything is to spend, spend, spend, but central Arkansans are smarter than that, and know that spending more money will result in more inflation and higher prices for food, gas, and utilities. Democrats' irresponsible and dangerous spending -- a trillion here and a trillion there -- will only further compound the problems facing Arkansas families now and into the future." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by FreedomWorks. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "[...] lowering our corporate tax rates, more money will be flowing into our country with businesses returning home -- creating even more jobs in our state and country." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "The timing for this additional funding is critical, and yet again I regret the delay by many leaders on the other side on playing politics one more time with the livelihoods of our constituents. After the passage of this important package I am confident that our employers and our consumers will prudently be able to combine common sense and follow the CDC precautions and get back to work; back to seeing patients; back to the barbershop; back to their faith communities; and back to some semblance of normalcy." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "As we wrap up National #SchoolChoice Week, I'd like to echo my support for families having the ability to decide what type of schooling is most beneficial for their children. Parents deserve to be involved in their kid's education." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 9 "Climate Action Now Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • "President Biden's reupping of the Paris Climate Agreement alongside his two-day climate summit -- aka photo op -- belies his commitment to rhetoric over action. For a dose of reality and true problem-solving, President Biden should look to the realistic proposals outlined by Republicans this week such as the Trillion Trees Project and a recommitment to the cleanest of all energy: nuclear. The United States continues to lead the world in reducing our carbon emissions, however, President Biden's unrealistic and unattainable goals only hurt America's economic competitiveness because the Paris Agreement is a surefire way to let the world's biggest polluters China and India off the hook. Republicans are focused on long-term, sustainable climate initiatives that are attainable and that hold all nations accountable, and I will continue to work with my Republican colleagues to support realistic policies that enhance American energy independence and competitiveness while spurring technological innovation, and building a cleaner, less carbon-dependent future." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "Arkansans are good stewards of the land and can make their own decisions about their land-- as they have for generations-- without the EPA looking over their shoulders. I will continue to fight for central Arkansas land and water rights and stop federal overreach." (twitter.com)
  • "Keystone XL is a pro-growth, private sector investment into energy infrastructure that has already supported over 600 jobs in central Arkansas and would create thousands of ready-to-launch private sector American jobs, while having a minimal impact on the environment. I appreciate the president and the new administration beginning to fulfill their promise of pro-growth policies that will help lead to North American energy independence." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "The president pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord because the agreement did not meet the objectives of reducing carbon emissions, or accomplishing any reduction in projected global temperature changes. Instead, it placed the United States at a severe disadvantage economically by hamstringing our technological innovation while dramatically increasing the cost of energy production. Climate change is real, but the proposals put forward by Democrats, like the Green New Deal, are fiction. The reality is, America is already a global leader in pursuing cleaner production of energy and reducing carbon emissions--to the tune of approximately 10% over the past decade. Addressing climate change should include investing in longer battery life technologies, lowering barriers for solar cell innovation, and pursuing cleaner more cost-effective methods to use nuclear energy. I believe that we need to continue pursuing an "all of the above' energy strategy that leads to a cleaner, less carbon dependent future without forcing Arkansas families to bear the burden of the flawed Paris Climate Accord." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% by National Rifle Association (NRA). (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I've consistently supported meaningful solutions that seek to reduce gun violence. This includes legislation that strengthens the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, as well as efforts to improve school security in Arkansas. Additionally, this week I cosponsored the Mass Violence Prevention Act which would allow law enforcement to share information more efficiently, and respond quicker to potential threats. However, the gun control bill we voted on today is nothing more than "feel-good' legislation that does not keep guns out of the hands of criminals, and leaves Arkansans less free." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "With the recently reported case of COVID-19 in our community, I want to assure Arkansans that my office and I stand at the ready to assist. I take the health of Arkansans very seriously and have been actively communicating with the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Governor's office, as well as local and federal officials to address this outbreak. I joined my colleagues earlier this month in providing an estimated $8.3 billion in federal funds to combat COVID-19. The appropriations package included provisions specifically for state governments to mitigate the spread of this virus, including over $6 million for Arkansas" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Halting construction of the border wall and providing taxpayer funded checks for illegal immigrants are just a few of the frail national security measures that have led to #BidensBorderCrisis. I joined @GOPLeader and my colleagues today to demand action to secure our borders." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6136 "Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 87% by NumbersUSA. (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Last year, House Republicans and the president offered equitable solutions for Dreamers in exchange for much-needed asylum reforms, family unification at the border, and border security funds. But sadly, as noted, the floundering majority in this House can't find that compromise, can't find that common ground. In my view, H.R. 6 is an insincere bill with no chance of being signed into law. I call on Speaker Pelosi to stop the messaging bills and negotiate with Republicans in the minority to fix our broken immigration system." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3003 "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 3004 "Kate's Law." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against HR 550 "No War Against Iran Act." (votesmart.org)
  • "Iran is run by a rogue regime that poses a serious threat to our nation and our allies, and I strongly support the president reimposing sanctions that were lifted under the Iran nuclear deal. America will not tolerate Iran's mullahs' corruption, gross violations of human rights, support for terrorism, illegal testing of ballistic missiles, and its nefarious activities in the region. Enough is enough, and until Iran changes, these sanctions will remain in place." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Through more than five years of expert witness testimony before the Financial Services Committee, I have seen first-hand Iran's support of international terrorism and disregard for international law. President Trump was right to pull the United States out of the flawed Obama nuclear deal that rewarded a rogue and radical government with pallets of cash and only short delays of nuclear production and receiving conventional arms from America's military antagonists like Russia and China." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Turkey’s military offensive into northeast Syria confirms our worst fears and spells disaster for our Kurdish allies. Congress must act immediately to limit the disastrous impact of Turkey’s invasion into Syria." (twitter.com)
  • "I encourage the president to remember the mistakes of the Obama administration when it withdrew for a "stable Iraq." We cannot allow the atrocities being committed against the Syrian people by the dictator Assad, Russia, and Iran to continue with impunity." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against S J Res 68 "A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress" (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump has pledged to have a fair and reciprocal trade relationship with Europe, and it was an important meeting as it relates to auto prices for consumers. I've heard from manufacturers in central Arkansas and they have voiced their concerns about what these tariffs could mean for their businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm pleased to see U.S. Trade Ambassador Lighthizer make progress on negotiations between our country and Mexico on President Trump's goal of an updated NAFTA. Hopefully, Canada will now come to the table and we can achieve a productive three-way agreement. I will carefully review and work with my colleagues in Congress, and those I represent in central Arkansas, to ensure our American workers, farmers, and job creators benefit from the ultimately proposed amendments." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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