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  • 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

  • Crawford Criticizes Finalized "Waters of the US" Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Earlier this morning, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their completion of the final “Waters of the US” rule, which regulates what rivers, streams, and wetlands are subject to federal oversight. Farmers, builders, and electric utilities, claiming that the language in the rule is too vague, have in the past opposed proposed versions of the rule. Upon the announcement, Congressman Rick Crawford issued the following statement. "Despit... Read more

  • Boozman, Cotton, Crawford Announce USDA Funding for McCrory, Cotter & Brinkley
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded rural development grants to the communities of McCrory and Cotter for first responder vehicles and equipment. USDA has approved a loan for the city of Brinkley to make improvements to its existing wastewater treatment plant. “These rural development funds will go a long way toward helping these three communities grow. The grants... Read more

  • Crawford Letter Requests "Strong Enforcement" of U.S. Trade Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    Earlier this week, Congressman Rick Crawford sent a letter to Chairman Paul Ryan and Ranking Member Sander Levin of the House Committee on Ways and Means urging consideration of legislation granting stronger enforcement remedies for U.S. trade laws. While the letter acknowledges the positive economic growth TPA and further trade agreements will allow, it also highlights the past transgressions of foreign nations in trade agreements and the need for vigilant protections of American businesses in... Read more