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Boozman, Cotton, Crawford Announce USDA Funding for McCrory, Cotter & Brinkley
May 21, 2015
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded rural development grants to the communities of McCrory and Cotter for first responder vehicles and equipment. USDA has approved a loan for the city of Brinkley to make improvements to its existing wastewater treatment plant. “These rural development funds will go a long way toward helping these three communities grow. The grants... More
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Crawford Letter Requests "Strong Enforcement" of U.S. Trade Laws
May 21, 2015
Earlier this week, Congressman Rick Crawford sent a letter to Chairman Paul Ryan and Ranking Member Sander Levin of the House Committee on Ways and Means urging consideration of legislation granting stronger enforcement remedies for U.S. trade laws. While the letter acknowledges the positive economic growth TPA and further trade agreements will allow, it also highlights the past transgressions of foreign nations in trade agreements and the need for vigilant protections of American businesses in... More
Crawford Votes to Extend Infrastructure Funding Through July
May 19, 2015
Earlier today, Congressman Rick Crawford voted in support of H.R. 2353, The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. H.R. 2353 will allow transportation spending to continue through July instead of the previous deadline, May 31. The clean extension will allow more time for consideration of a long-term highway bill. Congressman Rick Crawford issued the following statement after the vote. “Our debt crisis continues to overextend precious resources for critical projects, like continued inves... More
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WTO Rules Against U.S. in Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Decision
May 18, 2015
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule earlier today, a decision that was expected. U.S. meat labels, mandated since 2009, list where the animals are born, raised, and slaughtered. Both Canada and Mexico have argued that the labeling requirements unfairly target their cows and pigs by increasing the compliance cost for meatpackers with little payoff for consumers. This is the 4th time the WTO has ruled against the United States.... More

Rewriting History: Remembering the Sultana Disaster
April 26, 2015
The only difference between events that become history and experiences that fade beyond memory is that some are recorded and remain in our culture’s collective consciousness, while the others do not. But that fact does not mean that the unremembered stories are any less a part of our nation’s past. Unfortunately, chance and timing often determine our historical narrative instead of an event’s significance. But that hasn't stopped local Marion residents from trying to change, or add to, their tow... More
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