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Rep. French Hill

Representative for Arkansas’s 2nd District

pronounced french // hil


Hill is the representative for Arkansas’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Hill is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Hill has cosponsored 3 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo of Rep. French Hill [R-AR2]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hill is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hill has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 13, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 92% The Club for Growth: 69% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D League of Conservation Voters: 6% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Hill was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hill sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (50%) International Affairs (14%) Education (10%) Social Welfare (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hill’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hill voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Hill voted Yea

Hill voted Yea

Passed 248/167 on Sep 15, 2020.

Hill voted Nay

Passed 410/13 on Dec 5, 2019.

Hill voted Yea

Hill voted Aye

Passed 272/158 on Jul 25, 2019.

Hill voted Nay

Passed 315/48 on Dec 21, 2018.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has approximately 5 million flood insurance policies providing more than $1.3 trillion in coverage, primarily in Texas and Louisiana. ...

Hill voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Hill voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Hill voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jan 2021, Hill missed 30 of 3,506 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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