Congressman French Hill Votes to Keep Government Open

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) issued the following statement supporting a short-term measure to fund government operations at current funding levels until January 19, 2018:

“Generally, I am not in favor of short-term spending bills, and, as I have said repeatedly, the ball is in the Senate’s court because the House has passed all twelve of our spending bills this year. With that said, it was important and responsible for the House to move today’s bill to ensure that we continue to fund priorities that Arkansans reply upon such as $2.85 billion for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Veterans Choice program. I look forward to coming back early January to fully exercise our Article 1 ‘power of the purse,’ and I am committed to working with my colleagues to ensure that taxpayers dollars are being spent wisely with oversight and accountability.”