Weekly Columns

March 13, 2020 Weekly Columns

As Coronavirus continues spreading across the U.S., I urge everyone to exercise caution and work to protect your own health and the health of your friends and family. Many of you have called or written to me asking for more information, so Congressman French Hill and I hosted a telephone town hall to answer questions. Dr.

March 6, 2020 Weekly Columns

The best ways to protect yourself and others from sickness are to thoroughly and regularly wash your hands, avoid touching your face, sanitize doorknobs, phones, keyboards and other commonly used surfaces and stay home if you’re feeling sick.

February 28, 2020 Weekly Columns

Over the decades, government leaders have handed down various decisions about what people can and cannot do before certain ages. For example, young people can’t drive before 16, vote until 18, or buy alcohol before 21. Now we’re starting to see a surge in unsafe tobacco products form addictions in youth, and I’m encouraged to see this administration taking action to curb systemic issues.

February 21, 2020 Weekly Columns

Since our congressional district is so large, diverse and rural, it’s often difficult for every resident to have easy access to the assistance that my district offices provide. Voicing concerns, getting help with a casework file, requesting a meeting or locating other constituent services aren’t always available in your local community.

February 14, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve ever spent time around me, you’ll know it’s no secret that I love talking about trees. I still remember conversations with my Sunday school teacher, Mr. Culpepper, a WWII veteran and member of the first forestry class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

February 7, 2020 Weekly Columns

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president give a State of the Union address “from time to time,” in order to inform the American people on national matters. This address has become an annual tradition, and it’s always a big night on Capitol Hill as we hear directly from the president on the year behind us and what’s to come.

January 31, 2020 Weekly Columns

Trade with international allies is the backbone of the American economy. Importing and exporting goods and services not only sustains millions of American jobs, but it also provides the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and much more. Two of our most important trading partners are our neighbors to the north and south, Canada and Mexico.

January 24, 2020 Weekly Columns

One of the most basic human rights is the right to life. It’s the first right the Founding Fathers outlined in the Declaration of Independence, and it’s a right men and women have fought to protect for generations. But sadly, we continue seeing many deny this right to life to millions of unborn children in America.

January 17, 2020 Weekly Columns

As the country with the second-largest GDP in the world, China continues its rise as a significant player on the global stage. Previous administrations have attempted to get China to come to the negotiating table and sign a deal, but only came to verbal agreements, which were quickly broken. Now, President Trump has put Phase 1 of a trade deal with China into place.

January 10, 2020 Weekly Columns

If you’ve lived in rural Arkansas for any length of time, you know that broadband connectivity is a huge issue. Something as simple as uploading a resume to a job posting or researching for a time-sensitive project can quickly be delayed by a spotty internet connection.