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‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule Intrudes upon First District
August 14, 2014
In 1972, the federal government passed landmark legislation in an effort to restore and maintain our country’s abundant water resources. This legislation, known as the Clean Water Act, entered service as the primary federal law against water pollution, and Congress largely charged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manage it in partnership with state environmental agencies. For more than 40 years, EPA has occupied that position; sometimes faithfully, but more often, aggressively. The m... More

Rural Broadband Expansion Should Remain High Priority
August 4, 2014
Most of the time, I like old relics of communication. When I worked as a radio broadcaster, we decorated our studio with antique wooden radios and classic-style microphones, harkening back to the medium’s golden age. I also chuckle every time I see an old telephone. Stacy’s parents have an old, rotary-dial phone hanging on their wall complete with a coiled cable that will stretch anywhere in the house. My two children love that phone, and it’s served my in-laws faithfully for decades. And then w... More
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Crawford, Costa Announce Congressional Rodeo Caucus
July 31, 2014
U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Jim Costa (D-CA) announced the formation of the Congressional Rodeo Caucus, Thursday, July 31. The caucus, and its members, will serve as an informal group dedicated to issues of the rodeo industry and helping to facilitate a constructive dialogue about animal welfare matters. The caucus establishes an important voice for a storied American tradition while also recognizing the need for a group of members to work on issues pertaining to animal welfare... More
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Crawford Issues Statement Regarding H.R. 3230 Vote
July 30, 2014
Following Wednesday's House vote on H.R. 3230, the "Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014," U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) issued the following statement regarding his "Nay" vote: "As a veteran, the son of a veteran, and brother of veterans, I take a special interest in the defense of our nation and the sacred trust in which we hold those who have given their all in support of that mission. What we’ve learned about the VA in recent months is distur... More
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Crawford: Obstacles to Rural Broadband Development Critical to Overcome
July 29, 2014
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) chaired a hearing Tuesday regarding future investments in broadband for rural areas across America. Rural America sits at a disadvantage when having access to broadband, due in large part to the excessive costs associated with the build-out of broadband services. “Rural broadband is a critical, 21st century investment for areas like the First District of Arkansas,” said Crawford. “The financial challenges that come with building out these services for rural areas s... More
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