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US Lawmakers Talk Fintech, Entrepreneurship & AI at Hearing in Little Rock

U.S. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas joined other members of the House Financial Services Committee and representatives from the banking and financial technology sector in Arkansas on Friday at The […] read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Legal / Technology

French Hill: US Should Take ‘Targeted’ Approach to Oversight of Outbound Investments

Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas is not opposed to passing legislation that would prevent American companies from investing in Chinese enterprises that develop specific types of technologies that […] read more >
Government & Politics

Biden, Trump Qualify for Arkansas Ballot As Filing Period Begins

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have qualified for the ballot in Arkansas as the filing period for the state's elections next year have kicked off. read more >
Government & Politics

Retired Army Colonel Seeking Democratic Nomination for GOP-Held House Seat in Central Arkansas

Marcus Jones filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Monday night for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill, who was first elected to the seat in 2014. read more >
Banking & Finance / Manufacturing

Carving a Niche (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Two efforts in Arkansas, one around fintech and another around EVs, aim to fill desirable niches. read more >
Legal

US House Committee Works Toward Clarifying Crypto

Rep. French Hill says delaying regulation risks growth and innovation read more >

Banks Don’t Need Big Hike in Capital Requirements, Hill Says

U.S. Rep French Hill, R-Ark., said he's concerned the Federal Reserve is making the wrong move by increasing capital requirements for national and regional banks as a possible recession looms. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

US Awards $4.3M for Workforce Projects in Pulaski County

One of the projects will extend rail service at the Little Rock Port. read more >
U.S. Rep. French Hill
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

French Hill, Other GOP Lawmakers Accuse Fed of Being Lax Before Bank Failure

Regulators have said that Silicon Valley Bank was an "idiosyncratic'' case and that the overall U.S. banking system remains sound. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments

French Hill and Cryptocurrency (Editorial)

Arkansas Congressman French Hill has a pivotal role to play in cryptocurrency regulation, something that is clearly necessary. read more >
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Government & Politics

Incumbent Republicans Keep Arkansas Congressional Seats

The state's GOP-dominated Legislature made keeping the congressional delegation totally Republican easier as it redrew district maps following the 2020 census. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 
Government & Politics

Arkansas House Races Quiet With Republicans Favored

The state's GOP-dominated Legislature made keeping the congressional delegation totally Republican easier as it redrew district maps following the 2020 census. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

More Data Is Key to Financial Inclusion in Arkansas (French Hill Commentary)

1 in 5 Arkansans can’t get credit because they have little or no credit history. The Credit Access & Inclusion Act would change that, spurring growth. read more >
Brian Marsh
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits / Small Business

DOJ Grant to Help Goodwill of Arkansas Expand Re-Entry Program

The grant will help reduce recidivism and promote public safety through job readiness training, job leads and other resources and support. read more >
Lee Watson, founder of The Forge Institute
Business Services / Education

Consortium Aims to Make Arkansas a Leader in Cybersecurity

The new group's goals include creating “a strategic regional industry cluster in emerging technologies" and aid the creation of more tech jobs. read more >
Walmart of Bentonville has been steadily expanding its financial services offerings to customers, but it says it has no designs on becoming a bank.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Offering Financial Tools, Fintech PlansLock Icon

Walmart insists it doesn’t want to be a bank, but it’s surely acting like one. read more >
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Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail

French Hill Touts Bill to Help Businesses Qualify for PPP Loans

U.S. Rep. French Hill says he’ll introduce a bill next week to help more businesses qualify for the second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Investments

Supporting Entrepreneurs Elevates Our Communities (French Hill and Jeff Standridge Commentary)

Our country is experiencing a "startup slump," with fewer people taking the plunge to start their own businesses. To fix this problem, we must craft solutions that create jobs and support business owners. read more >
Welspun COO Rajesh Chokhani (center) talks about how the end of the Keystone XL pipeline could affect his Little Rock factory as U.S. Rep. French Hill (left) and Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority, listen.
Energy

‘Difficult’ to Sustain Jobs Without Keystone, Welspun Exec Says

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, joined state economic development leaders and executives of Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock on Friday, aiming to raise pressure on the Biden administration for revoking the federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. read more >
Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill faces Democratic State Sen. Joyce Elliott in the general election for Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Joyce Elliott Outspent French Hill on AdsLock Icon

State Sen. Joyce Elliott, a Democrat, has conceded her loss to Republican incumbent French Hill in Arkansas’ 2nd District congressional race, but it wasn’t for a lack of advertising dollars. read more >