Congratulations to Arkansas State University on receiving initial approval to be the new site of an osteopathic medical school! This is a huge win for Jonesboro and all of northeast Arkansas.


Last night the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce flew into D.C. for their annual event. Everyone had a great time, thank you for coming out and for all the work ya'll do to make our part of Arkansas such a great place to live!


The Administration's January Executive Order would potentially change the definition of a floodplain from a 100-year flood event to a 500-year flood event, a land area increase of 20%. This would impact many of the cities and towns in our District, particularly the ones on the Mississippi River. We need a much more detailed explanation on the future impact of this Executive Order, and I'm working on getting those answers. Read more about it in my weekly column. To sign up for email updates that include the weekly column, please visit the main page of my website.


Arkansas lost a dedicated son today. As a champion of Arkansas values in Congress, we will all miss John Paul Hammerschmidt's leadership.

Floodplain Executive Order Affects AR-01 Cities

In 1977, President Carter issued Executive Order 11988, which established the definition of "floodplain" as an area subject to a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year. President Carter issued this order in order to protect federal investments and human life from flood risk. This definit...

Crawford Announces New Plan for I-555

Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) today announced that he will take a new approach to facilitate the speedy completion of Interstate 555 from Jonesboro to Interstate 55. Congressman Crawford initiated a discussion with Alec Farmer, the newest member of the Arkansas Highway Commission, to identify t...

John Paul Hammerschmidt Dies at 92

On Wednesday, April 1, the former Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt Harrison died at age 92 in Springdale. Before retiring in 1993, Hammerschmidt served the 3rd Congressional District for 26 years as the first Arkansan to represent Arkansas in Washington since Reconstruction. Congressman Crawfo...




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