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  • Arkansas Congressional Delegation Introduces Bill Giving States Power to Reject Federal Electric Transmission Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its power to take private property. The Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Lands (APPROVAL) Act would require that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rece... Read more

  • Cotton, Crawford to Hold Town Hall in Heber Springs Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas) today announced they will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at the Heber Springs Community Center. The doors to the Heber Springs Community Center will open to the public at 7:30 AM. No firearms, large bags or backpacks, food, or drink, will be permitted in the Heber Springs Community Center. Members of the media who wish to attend the event must RSVP to Dylan_Haney@cotton.... Read more

  • Crawford Applauds WOTUS Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order that would repeal any part of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) that was not lawful. After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a false perception of support through a grassroots lobbying effort, the WOTUS rule went into effect, though many Members of Congress, producers and small business owners opposed this rule. As a staunch supporter of farmers, Representative Crawford and several Representatives sent a letter to the EPA Off... Read more

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus Expands
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) joined his colleagues Susan Davis (CA-53), Brian Mast (FL-18), and Tim Walz (MN-01) in announcing the formation of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D.) caucus for the 115th Congress. Originally formed in 2011 by Representatives Rick Crawford and Susan Davis, the EOD caucus will now welcome Rep. Mast and Rep. Walz as additional co-chairs. Across all branches of our military, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians ris... Read more

  • Crawford Supports Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice yesterday. In support of Judge Gorsuch, Congressman Crawford released the following statement: "Judge Gorsuch's record shows that as a Supreme Court Justice, he will strictly adhere to the letter of the law and follow an originalist interpretation of the Constitution. I share his belief that the Constitution must be interpreted the way the Founding Fathers intended and judges must not substitute their opinions for the will of the p... Read more

  • Crawford Comments on Trump's Recent Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump signed an executive order on Friday that would temporarily ban refugees and immigrants from seven different countries from entering the United States. In response, Representative Crawford had this to say: “In our own neighborhoods, we don’t lock our doors because we dislike the people who live outside, we lock our doors because we love those who are inside. The same is true on the international stage. Green card holders and aides of the U.S. military should be allowed entry, but ... Read more

  • Crawford Votes in Favor of H.R. 7
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington D.C. - Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the statement below after voting YES on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, to restrict taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. "Arkansans don't want their money to be used for a practice that they find morally abhorrent, and I'm one of those Arkansans. I voted for H.R. 7 today because the federal government shouldn't use public money to pay for an action that a large percentage of the public doesn't support. To do so ... Read more

  • Crawford to Join House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan has selected Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) to join the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives currently chaired by Congressman Devin Nunes (California). Created in 1977, HPSCI is charged with oversight of the United States Intelligence Community – which includes the intelligence and intellige... Read more

  • Crawford Sends Trump Team Cuba Letter
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Reps. Tom Emmer (R-MN), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led a letter, along with more than a dozen of their colleagues from the Cuba Working Group, to President-elect Trump calling for the continued normalization of trade relations with Cuba and to empower the Cuban people. The Cuba Working Group was established to promote increased trade, travel and investment in Cuba, to open new markets, create jobs in both countries, promote human rights an... Read more

  • Crawford Announces F.I.R.S.T. Disaster Preparedness Exposition
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    Jonesboro, AR – In cooperation with the Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education at Arkansas State University and the Craighead County Office of Emergency Management, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) today announced the F.I.R.S.T. (Families Immediate Response through Safety and Technology) Disaster Preparedness Exposition for Arkansas families and first responders. The event is free and open to the public on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the St. Bernar... Read more