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  • Crawford's Bill Haults Syrian Refugees, Empowers Governors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Crawford Opposes Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Crawford Reacts to NDAA Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Crawford Introduces Cuba Agricultural Exports Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Crawford To Hold Ag-Tech Symposium
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Jonesboro, AR – On October 14th, 2015, Representative Rick Crawford will host a discussion concerning the future of technology in commercial agriculture, and in particular the development of that technology in Arkansas and the 1st District. Speaking about the event’s conception, Representative Crawford said, “When I first started the farm news network AgWatch, I employed new technology and communication techniques to build a business. After a few short years, the news service was broadcast on 39... Read more

  • Congress Approves Bill Renaming Helena-West Helena Federal Building in Honor of First Jewish Federal Judge
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Legislation to recognize the civic contributions of Judge Jacob Trieber by renaming the Helena-West Helena Federal building in his honor heads to the president’s desk for final approval after the House of Representatives unanimously supported the bill today. Trieber was the first Jewish Federal Judge and a long-time resident and community leader of Phillips County. The Senate unanimously approved the bill in August. “We owe this honor to Judge Trieber who was a well-respected leader... Read more

  • Crawford Votes to Hold Planned Parenthood Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3504, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and H.R. 3134, Defund Planned Parenthood Act, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the following statement: “I strongly support women’s access to the best available healthcare, but the recent discovery regarding Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices and transactions gravely questions the organization’s legal--not to mention moral--standing. Transferring ... Read more

  • Arkansas Congressional Delegation Asks Energy Secretary to Address Oversight Concerns
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—are asking Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to address their detailed concerns about the federal government’s possible unprecedented partnership with a third party to construct an electrical transmission project through Arkansas. The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering the use of Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109–58) to partner in a... Read more

  • Crawford Calls for McCarthy Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Memphis, TN- Earlier this morning, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) called for the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy in light of the mismanagement leading to and following the Animas river disaster. Congressman Crawford said the following after the call for resignation: "We've seen this pattern throughout recent history, when already incredibly large federal agencies seek to increase their authority, only to prove later through scandals, mismanagement, or ... Read more

  • Crawford, Gibbs, Marino to Seek Environmental Protection Agency Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, more than 100 Members of Congress joined Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1), Representative Bob Gibbs (OH-7), and Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG). The letter requests that the OIG open a formal investigation into the EPA’s unprecedented grassroots lobbying effort to promote the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rulemaking, first reported in a New York Time... Read more