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  • 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

  • Private Disaster Relief for Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) introduced H.R. 6167, the Farm Risk Abatement and Mitigation Election (FRAME) Act, to give farmers the option of taking disaster preparedness into their own hands. The FRAME Act would establish tax-deferred farm savings accounts that farmers could then withdraw from during difficult times without waiting on disaster declarations and government assistance. In a conversation with the chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association, Sean Willia... Read more

  • Aggressive Enforcement of Trade Agreements Critical
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Obama administration challenged China on its support for its own rice, corn, and wheat producers. The administration based its challenge on the fact that Beijing is subsidizing these industries in excess of levels agreed to in trade agreements. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Chinese government spent almost $100 billion more than allowed under WTO “market price support” on ag products during 2015. The case being brought against China relates to long-gr... Read more

  • House Members Denounce Senate Catfish Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Senate voted in favor of S.J.Res. 28, a Congressional Review Act resolution that would remove a catfish inspection program from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) jurisdiction back to the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Today, Representative Rick Crawford joined Representatives Terri Sewell, Bruce Westerman, Frank Lucas, French Hill, Ralph Abraham, Steve Womack, Trent Kelly, Gregg Harper, Charles Boustany, Martha Roby... Read more