LITTLE ROCK — The 2017 federal tax cuts, which U.S. Rep. French Hill championed, eliminated the top income tax bracket, the Little Rock Republican’s campaign said Thursday.
A claim to the contrary, contained in a campaign news release earlier in the day, was erroneous, said J.R. Davis, a media consultant working on the three-term incumbent’s reelection bid.
Titled “Hill Calls Out Elliott for Making False Claims in Latest TV Advertisements,” the release accused Democratic challenger and state Sen. Joyce Elliott of misrepresenting Hill’s record.
“Repeatedly, Elliott has falsely claimed that Congressman French Hill voted to cut Medicare and Social Security to pay for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), and there is no basis for this untrue statement to central Arkansans,” the release stated.
Hill never voted to cut Medicare and Social Security to “fund a tax break for the wealthy,” it said.
“The Tax Cuts and