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  • Boozman, Crawford Lead Efforts Calling for U.S. Rice for Humanitarian Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Arkansas Members Urge Cottonseed Eligibility
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Delegation Seeks Federal Disaster Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Crawford Votes to Override Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Crawford Responds to Obama's Final SOTU
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) issued the following statement tonight after the President’s State of the Union Address. "Tonight the President imagined his administration's future for Americans, and evidently missing was the link between that future and the present reality. You can’t use the same old veto threats and executive actions to try to create your own future for America that largely ignores our present circumstances, including our rising national debt and threats... Read more

  • Crawford Nominates Four to Service Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Jonesboro, AR. – U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) announced today his nomination of four students to service academies this year. The students, their schools, parents, and academies are listed below. Representative Crawford said U.S. service academies play a vital role in training the next generation of leaders. Crawford, who is the son of an Air Force officer, served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician in the Army. Representative Crawford realizes the importance of the le... Read more

  • Obama's Gun Control Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the statement below earlier today following the President’s announcement of his most recent executive order regarding gun violence. "We all value the safety of our communities and children above all else, but by focusing his unilateral efforts on personal collectors and hobbyists, the President’s proposal incorrectly targets compliant and lawful sellers instead of focusing on the consistent causes of recent atrocities. Lacking wides... Read more

  • Crawford Votes Against New Spending in Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the following statement after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act which passed the House by a vote of 316-113. "This omnibus package breaks through our budget caps with $50 billion in new spending, new spending that adds to our national debt at a time when the federal reserve is raising interest rates on that debt. The bill did include several policies which would help move America forward, but those po... Read more

  • Crawford Announces Cuba Working Group
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) and nine other members of the House of Representatives announced the formation of a bi-partisan Cuba Working Group that will seek for greater U.S. engagement with Cuba. In a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announcing the group’s formation, the steering committee members said: "Increasingly, the American people are indicating their desire for a new, more pragmatic approach to Cuba. More people ar... Read more

  • Manufacturing Support for Waters of US Ruled Illegal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, the Government Accountability office ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s social media campaign to increase support for it’s Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS) broke the law by engaging in ‘covert propaganda.’ In August, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) joined the rest of the Arkansas delegation in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General. The letter requested that the EPA open a formal investigation into its unprec... Read more