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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.

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 Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

French Hill sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hill was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 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 (43%) International Affairs (22%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Commerce (8%) Education (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hill recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Hill voted Yea

Hill voted Yea

Failed 259/162 on Jun 22, 2022.

Hill voted Yea

Hill voted Nay

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 Nay

Passed 410/13 on Dec 5, 2019.

Hill voted Yea

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 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 Aug 2022, Hill missed 41 of 4,358 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: