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Crawford's Bill Haults Syrian Refugees, Empowers Governors
November 17, 2015
Washington - Earlier tonight, Representative Rick Crawford introduced H.R. 4033, The Refugee Relocation Security Act. The Refugee Relocation Security Act would put an immediate moratorium on the relocation of refugees from Syria and Iraq into the United States. In response to state and local leaders, like Governor Asa Hutchinson, who have expressed concerns about the relocation of refugees, the bill would give State governments the authority to decide whether or not to allow refugees into their ... More
I-555 Amendment in House Bill, Crawford to be Conferee
November 5, 2015
Washington - Last night, Representative Rick Crawford’s amendment #60, which allows an exemption for agricultural vehicles on Future I-555, was included in H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, or the "Highway Bill.” H.R. 3763, which passed the House earlier this morning, will now proceed to the conferencing process with the Senate bill, to which Senator John Boozman has added similar exemption language. Representative Rick Crawford, who was chosen as a conferee s... More
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Crawford Opposes Budget Agreement
October 27, 2015
On October 26th, Congressional leaders and the White House announced a budget agreement that would suspend the debt ceiling until March 16th, 2017. The agreement would also dramatically affect crop insurance policies previously passed in the 2014 Farm Bill. Upon the agreement’s announcement, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the following statement: "Not only does this agreement raise budget-busting spending levels without any consent from the vast majority of House members, but this... More
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Crawford Reacts to NDAA Veto
October 22, 2015
Washington, D.C. – After President Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the following statement. “As the commander-in-chief, the President should know how crucial this bipartisan legislation is for American troops, but his past actions and now this veto demonstrate that our military’s efficacy is not the priority for him that I believe it should be. Should the House bring up the bill again, I intend to vote to override the ... More
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Crawford Introduces Cuba Agricultural Exports Act
October 6, 2015
Washington, D.C. – On October 6th, 2015, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) introduced H.R. 3687, the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act on behalf on himself, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (TX-11), and Representative Ted Poe (TX-2). Under current law, US producers are permitted to export agricultural commodities to Cuba. However, restrictions on financing and marketing harm US competitiveness in the Cuban market and limit export potential. The Cuba Agricultural Exports Act wou... More
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