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President's Budget Won't Move us Forward
February 9, 2016
Washington, D.C. - Today, President Obama issued his last budget request to Congress. Upon receiving the President’s proposal for FY17, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the following statement. “This President’s final budget, full of the same old tax-and-spend policy proposals, employs methods from the past in an attempt to answer tomorrow’s problems. This administration simply won’t acknowledge the fact that Americans are tired of tax-and-spend policies and a rising national debt, whic... More
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Boozman, Crawford Lead Efforts Calling for U.S. Rice for Humanitarian Assistance
February 8, 2016
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman and Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) led a bipartisan, bicameral effort urging the U.S. government to use American-grown rice for food aid shipments. In a letter sent Friday to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith, the lawmakers called on prioritizing American-grown rice for the Food for Peace program. “With a strong crop of rice this past year resu... More
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Arkansas Members Urge Cottonseed Eligibility
February 4, 2016
Washington, D.C. – After reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to deny urgently needed assistance to American cotton farmers and rural communities that depend on our domestic cotton industry, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1), the Subcommittee Chairman for General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, along with Rep. French Hill (AR-2), Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3), and Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-4) issued the following statement. "On December 15th of last year, a rare coaliti... More
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Delegation Seeks Federal Disaster Assistance
February 3, 2016
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4), today urged President Barack Obama to support Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for Arkansas. From December 23, 2015, through January 23, 2016, Arkansas experienced a pattern of destructive storms, severe flooding and tornadoes, resulting in three fatalities and severe damage to hundreds of... More
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Crawford Votes to Override Veto
February 2, 2016
Washington, D.C. - Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the statement below after voting to override the President’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring American’s Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. “Tonight, the people’s House pushed back against the President’s veto of a bill that provides much needed relief from Obamacare and blocks federal funding for Planned Parenthood, funds which I also voted against previously in last year's Omnibus. In addition to protecting life and quality he... More
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