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U.S. House 2

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
French Hill (Republican)
Oppose
As a Catholic and pro-life Member of Congress, I believe we need to value life and demonstrate that we value life. Since coming to Congress, I have worked with my colleagues to support pro-life policies in the U.S. House of Representatives, including the Hyde Amendment and the Mexico City Policy. I also have supported – among other legislation – the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would criminalize failure to provide medical care to children born alive during an abortion. As pro-life Arkansans continue to support pro-life policies in Congress, I will continue to fight for this cause alongside them.
2. Guns: Confiscation of firearms from citizens that the government deem a danger to themselves or others, otherwise known as red flag laws.
French Hill (Republican)
Oppose
I support our Constitution and the Second Amendment, and I always will fight to see them preserved. I believe that were a state or local community to consider a local red flag law, officials must protect individual rights including the right to due process.
3. Civil Liberties: Amending the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
French Hill (Republican)
Oppose
I advocate for tolerance and the removal of prejudices from society, and I believe in the rights of individuals to express their feelings without living in fear of violence and persecution. I do not believe that sexual orientation should be added to the list of protected classes because it is not an immutable characteristic like the other characteristics contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, namely race, religion, national origin, and sex.
4. Religious Liberty: Allowing churches to endorse candidates by abolishing the Johnson Amendment.
French Hill (Republican)
Undecided
Congress regularly has under consideration legislation that would repeal the Johnson Amendment, and I welcome robust debate on the topic. From my preliminary study of this issue, I do have concerns with repealing the Johnson Amendment primarily because of the effect it could have on the non-profit sector, namely that it could cause organizations to move away from their primary activity of philanthropy and charity to fundraising for a political purpose. I also do have concerns that it could lead to a decline in charitable contributions should individuals disagree with the charity’s political mission.
5. Immigration: Building a wall or other barrier along the entire border with Mexico.
French Hill (Republican)
Support
I am committed to securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws already on the books, and supporting legal immigration. I have traveled six times to the most diverse points along our southwest border to talk to community leaders, local sheriffs, and border patrol agents and to assess the gaps in our border security. Since coming to Congress, I have stood with the many central Arkansans who also believe that our immigration system is broken and in urgent need of repair. I support strengthening our border, including reinforcing the physical and technological infrastructure along our border, including the hiring of more customs and border patrol agents. I also support keeping families together while their immigration status is determined, and I’m working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to provide a permanent, legislative, and compassionate solution to immigration issues.
6. Electoral College: Electing the President of the United States by a nationwide popular vote rather than by the Electoral College method that is currently in use.
French Hill (Republican)
Oppose
Some have expressed concerns with the Electoral College system in light of recent elections and the potential for a candidate to win the popular vote but lose the Electoral College. I believe that voting is an integral part of our Nation’s democratic process and an important tool for Americans to ensure that their voices are heard by their government. I also believe that individual states are the foundation of our Nation and that there is merit in their expressing their preferences as a collective. Therefore, I would not support eliminating the Electoral College system.