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


Crawford Staff to Host Mobile Offices

Blytheville, AR - Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) announced today that his staff will host mobile offices in Manila and Gosnell, AR, on January, 25. Staff from Congressman Crawford’s office will be available to meet with constituents and offer assistance with any problems regarding federal issues or agencies, such as Medicare, Veteran Affairs, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, or Internal Revenue Service. Constituents are also invited to stop by and share their comments about issues in ...


Representative Crawford talks agriculture, spending, healthcare

Representative Crawford talks agriculture, spending, healthcare Published by: KASU Reporter: Johnathan Reaves In this Congressional interview, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves speaks with First District U.S. Representative Republican Rick Crawford. Crawford discusses President Trump's talk with the American Farm Bureau Federation, a new Farm Bill, what will be his first focus of the new year, and whether healthcare will be addressed this year. Click on the Listen button to hear the entire i...


The U.S. needs to create civic social networks

The U.S. needs to create civic social networks Published by: Tech Crunch Written by: Representative Rick Crawford Whether an elected official is school board member in a small town or a U.S. Senator representing an entire state, constructive dialogue enables those leaders to engage the people they serve. Communication between the electorate and their government representatives has increased dramatically during the last decade, and social media has played a significant role in that expansion. Fro...


Crawford Introduces the Century Farms Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Rick Nolan (MN-08) introduced the Century Farms Act. This important bi-partisan piece of legislation encourages and awards century farms. In the U.S., century farms represent 97 percent of all farms, and of those 90 percent represent small family farms. Currently, only 30 states recognize century farms. The Century Farms Act will create a program to recognize farms that have been in continuous operation for 100 years. “As a corn...


Crawford Votes on Final Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. - Upon final passage of the Tax Reform and Jobs Act, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) made the following statement. "On top of making it simpler to file every year, the vast majority of middle-income families in my district will get to keep more of their money to use as they wish, and 1st district businesses, both large and small, will be able to invest in new employees, assets, or pay raises. These changes will create new jobs in our rural towns and bring opportunity back from...


Cross County High School Team Wins AR-1 Congressional App Challenge

Cherry Valley, Ark. – Each year, students from across the country submit their app ideas for their district’s Congressional App Challenge. Today, Congressman Rick Crawford announced that out of 33 applicants, a group of students from Cross County High School is the winner of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District. Isabella Guerrero, Anastacia Guerrero, Logan Turner, Caroline Ward, and their instructor, Jason Blake, created the ROA Calculator to assist indiv...


Crawford Votes for Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. - Earlier today Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1. Upon passage he released the following statement: "Today, I supported the U.S. House’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act because it significantly simplifies the tax code and would allow more middle-income families and businesses in the 1st District of Arkansas to invest in themselves rather than in the federal government. In addition to nearly doubling the standard deduction for individual...


Crawford Leads 99 Representatives Urging Army Not to Award Bergdahl Back Pay

Washington – Earlier today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1), along with 99 fellow Representatives, wrote a letter to Ryan D. McCarthy, the Acting Secretary of the United States Army, urging the United States Army not to award Private Bowe Bergdahl any back pay prior to or subsequent to separation from the United States Army. A copy of that letter may be found here. “As an Army veteran myself, I’m very concerned that Private Bergdahl may receive more money in back pay than the families of the...

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