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Crawford Congratulates Naval Academy Appointee
March 29, 2016
Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) today announced the appointment of a 1st District student to the U.S. Naval Academy. Sean Jernigan of Paragould received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy after his nomination by Congressman Crawford. Sean currently attends Crowley’s Ridge Academy, where he has earned a 4.00 grade point average. Sean is an active member of several sports teams, including Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, and Track and Field. He is also a Civil Air Patr... More
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Crawford Condemns DOE Clean Line Approval
March 25, 2016
Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Bruce Westerman today issued the following statement in response to an announcement made by the Department of Energy (DOE) to use Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109–58) to partner with Clean Line Energy in an energy transmission project across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. “Today marks a new page in an era of unprecedented executive ove... More
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Crawford to Dedicate I-555
March 10, 2016
What: Interstate 555 Dedication Where: 505 East Washington, St. Bernards Auditorium, Jonesboro, AR When: Friday, March 11, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Background: The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has worked in the past with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to designate U.S. 63 as I-555. For U.S. 63 to be designated as an interstate, agricultural vehicles like cotton modules, dump trucks, and logging trucks would not be allowed to use certain bridges that they have used fo... More
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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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