“What Can We Do to Make Arkansas a Better Place to Live?”
April 21, 2014
I recently had the privilege to participate in a U.S. civics discussion at a First District high school in Gosnell, near Arkansas’ northeastern border. The 9:40 a.m. class, taught by 40-plus year teaching veteran Danny Williams, consisted of approximately 20-30 high school ninth graders; a mix of wide-eyed early risers and others who still hadn’t quite shaken the previous night’s sleep. Each time I walk into a classroom, I never really know the extent of the questions I’ll receive from our youth... More

Well-Intentioned House Budget Lacks Permanent Enforcement
April 11, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2015 budget April 10 by a vote of 219 to 205. The new budget slashes $5.1 trillion in federal... More
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Crawford to Name House Art Competition Winners at Reception
April 8, 2014
U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) will host a Town Hall Awards Reception Friday, April 18, naming the winners of the 2014 House Art Competition within Arkansas’ First Congressional District. The event, taking place at the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge in Lawrence County, begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Congressman Crawford will serve as a contest judge and also announce this year’s winners. He said art submission have come from across the First District, including Marvell High S... More

Endangered Species Act Bill Brings ‘Common Sense’ into Legislation
April 4, 2014
Many people argue whether the term “common sense” actually has widespread application. More often than not, it seems we see more cases where “common s... More
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Crawford Honors Betty Clark Dickey, Arkansas' First Female Supreme Court Chief Justice
April 2, 2014
In a House Floor speech, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) recently recognized former Lawrence County resident Betty Clark Dickey, who served as Arkansas' first female Supreme Court Chief Justice. Clark Dickey—born in Black Rock and raised in Walnut Ridge—received an appointment from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2004 to occupy the vacant Chief Justice position on the Arkansas Supreme Court, making her the first woman to ever assume the role. During his speech, Congressman Crawfor... More
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