Representative French Hill
A ninth generation Arkansan, French Hill is the 22nd Member of Congress to represent central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected on November 4, 2014, began his first congressional term on January 3, 2015, and was officially sworn in on January 6, 2015. He currently serves as Ranking Member of the National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy Subcommittee within the House Financial Services Committee.
Prior to his congressional service, Rep. Hill was actively engaged in the Arkansas business community for two decades as a commercial banker and investment manager. He was founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Delta Trust & Banking Corp., which was headquartered in Little Rock and recently merged with Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp.
Prior to his community banking work in Arkansas, Rep. Hill served as a senior official in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. From 1989 until 1991, Rep. Hill served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Corporate Finance, where one of his key assignments was representing the United States as a negotiator in the historic bilateral talks with Japan known as the Structural Impediments Initiative (SII).
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Rep. Hill led the design of U.S. technical assistance to the emerging economies of eastern and central Europe in the areas of banking and securities. In 1991, at the age of 34, President Bush appointed Mr. Hill to be Executive Secretary to the President’s Economic Policy Council (EPC), where he coordinated all White House economic policy. For his leadership and service at the Treasury and the White House, Rep. Hill was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady in January 1993. Prior to his Executive Branch Service, from 1982 until 1984, Rep. Hill served on the staff of then-U.S. Senator John Tower (R-TX) as well as on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs.
Throughout his career, Rep. Hill has been active in civic affairs. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Little Rock and served as the 2013 chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his long-time support of the Boy Scouts of America, the arts and humanities, tourism, and historic preservation in Arkansas. He is an avid outdoorsman, boy scout, and spends recreational time outside hiking, fishing, and more.
Rep. Hill is a magna cum laude graduate in Economics from Vanderbilt University. He is married to the former Martha McKenzie of Dallas, Texas, and they have a daughter and a son. The Hill family resides in Little Rock.
Senator Pat Toomey
Pat Toomey is the junior senator from Pennsylvania. Elected to the United States Senate in 2010, Senator Toomey has prioritized growing opportunity for everyone while making our country a safer, more prosperous place to live, work, and raise a family.
Sought out by his colleagues for his views on fiscal and economic matters, Senator Toomey was recently labeled by The Hill as “a leading Senate policy authority on multiple issues.”
During his time in the Senate, Senator Toomey co-authored the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which reduced taxes for families and made the U.S. business tax code more competitive. He also helped write the JOBS Act, which cut regulatory burdens on small businesses and made it easier for them to raise much-needed capital. Senator Toomey also played an integral role in crafting the CARES Act’s sections that provide the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve with $500 billion for economic stabilization efforts.
Senator Toomey is a member of the Senate Banking, Budget, and Finance Committees.
Prior to his time in the Senate, Senator Toomey served three terms in the United States House of Representatives, led the Club for Growth, worked in the financial services sector, and founded a small chain of family restaurants with his brothers.
Senator Toomey resides outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Kris, and their three children.