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Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District
U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District

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Crawford Responds to House’s Failure to Pass Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. Following the Farm bill vote Crawford released the following statement: “While I support the reforms found in the legislation my colleagues ultimately determined was worth pursuing before the Farm Bill, I do not support their tactics that undermine our nation’s farmers and ranchers at a time when they need more certainty. I will continue to work with Chairman Conaway and House Le...

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Arkansas congressman cites abuses, cuts ties with Facebook

Arkansas congressman cites abuses, cuts ties with Facebook Written by: Frank Lockwood Published by: Arkansas democrat-Gazette U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford has dropped the world's most widely used social media platform, but he's adding another way for people to reach out and speak up. The Jonesboro Republican now invites constituents to contact his office by text at (870) 292-6747. They're no longer able to reach him via Facebook Messenger. Crawford, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, dec...

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Crawford Supportive of President Trump’s Plan to Lower Costs of Prescription Drugs

Washington, DC- Earlier today, President Trump announced his plan to help lower the cost of prescription meds. President Trump’s plan points to different laws that prevent transparency, innovation, and market competition. Representative Crawford wrote a letter in March outlining similar concerns with the lack of competition in the prescription drug market as well as middlemen driving up prescription drug costs. "Drug prices are a huge challenge for those living in rural America, including Arkans...

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Representative Crawford Sends Letter to Facebook Seeking Information About Russian Interference on Official Page, Facebook Profiteering From Foreign Meddling

Washington, D.C. –Representative Rick Crawford sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg seeking more detailed information about the ads, funds, and sources of Russian-based advertising that was displayed on his official Facebook page. Crawford, who recently deleted his Facebook page due to these concerns, believes the information shared in recent hearings did not go far enough in allaying his concerns and that of his constituents regarding the ads that were displayed on his official pag...

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Representative Crawford Launches Text Messaging Platform for First District Constituents

Representative Crawford Launches Text Messaging Platform for First District Constituents Washington, D.C. –Representative Rick Crawford announced the formal launch of his new text messaging platform. This new system links constituents directly with the Congressman and his office. Anyone from the 1st District can text their questions, comments, or opinions about anything going on in Arkansas or Washington. More features will be added to allow for more dynamic engagement with the Congressman’s off...

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China not buying American soybeans; could hurt prices, reduce Arkansas acreage

China not buying American soybeans; could hurt prices, reduce Arkansas acreage Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business and Politics hinese soybean buyers have stopped buying U.S. produced soybeans, and at this point in the growing season it’s mildly concerning, University of Arkansas at Monticello agriculture economist Dr. Robert Stark Jr. told Talk Business & Politics. China primarily buys soybeans from South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina in the spring and summer,...

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Veteran who served in Vietnam War ends hunger strike in Mountain Home

Veteran who served in Vietnam War ends hunger strike in Mountain Home Written by: Caitlin Sinett Published by: KY3 MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - A veteran who served during the Vietnam War went on a hunger strike in a northwest Arkansas city to try to get legislators to make a change. Jerry Bibb served in the U.S. air force in the late 1960s during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Okinawa Island, Japan, and worked on navigation equipment inside of military aircraft used in the fight. Bibb said, "I w...

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Crawford and Norton Urge Adoption of Their Bill to Track Sexual Assault on Airplanes after House-Passed FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Provision for Working Group on Sexual Assault on Airplanes

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said the passage of H.R. 4, which includes a provision to create a working group to address sexual assault on airplanes, gives momentum to their bill (H.R. 5256) to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect statistics related to sexual assaults on any mode of transportation under federal jurisdiction, including airplanes and ships. Upon the bill’s passage in the House, Craw...

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