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  • Cross County High School Team Wins AR-1 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Crawford Votes for Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Crawford Leads 99 Representatives Urging Army Not to Award Bergdahl Back Pay
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Applauds Grant to Help Combat Opioid Epidemic in Rural Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman, welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announcement that it is awarding a grant to the University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service aimed at helping prevent opioid abuse among Arkansans in rural communities. “The opioid crisis has been devastating and has resulted in a dramatic spike ... Read more

  • Congressional Steel Caucus Urges President to Defend American Steel Industry during Visit to China
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressional Steel Caucus Co-Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL), Co-Chairman Rick Crawford (R-AR), and Vice-Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), sent a letter to President Trump that urged him to defend the American steel industry and its workers during his visit to China. Specifically, the letter urges the President to address the issues of chronic global steel overcapacity, illegal government subsidies and state-owned enterprises, and other trade distorting practices that have i... Read more

  • Congressional Steel Caucus Urges President to Complete Steel Imports Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressional Steel Caucus Co-Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL), Co-Chairman Rick Crawford (R-AR), and Vice-Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), along with 65 other members of the Caucus, sent a letter to the President expressing support for the Section 232 investigation assessing the impact of steel imports on our national security. Specifically, the letter states that the investigation must be completed as soon as possible because each day that passes is another day that the domestic... Read more

  • Crawford, Bost to Lead Congressional Steel Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – The bipartisan Congressional Steel Caucus today announced that Representatives Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Mike Bost (R-IL) will lead the Congressional Steel Caucus as Co-Chairmen. Representative Pete Visclosky (D-IN) will continue to serve as Vice-Chairman of the caucus, which was founded in the early 1970s to promote the health of the domestic steel industry and its workforce. “Steel isn’t a product that we can depend on other nations to produce for us. Critical to our country’s... Read more

  • Crawford, Boozman Announce $7.6 Million USDA Funding for Arkansas Flood Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Boozman and Congressman Rick Crawford, members of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees, announced that the Departee Creek Watershed Improvement District and Big Slough are recipients of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding to reduce the risk of flooding. “Floods put a significant strain on Arkansas’s communities and severely impact agricultural producers in our state. I am pleased to support these investments which will improve water infras... Read more

  • Tax Reform's Focus Should be Middle Class Families, Individuals
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Today, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance released a framework for their vision for tax reform. That frame work may be found here, and a one page overview may be found here. Upon release of the framework, which intends to “deliver a 21st century tax code that is built for growth, supports middle class families, defends our workers, protects our jobs, and puts America first,” Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) release... Read more

  • Crawford's Dicamba Task Force Findings Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) released the following statement after the Arkansas Dicamba Task Force provided its recommendations in a report concerning the herbicide dicamba on Monday, September 11th. “I would like to applaud the University of Arkansas research team as a nationally renowned and universally respected team of professionals, and I fully support their efforts as they work to provide the very best information and recommendations to Arkansas farmers day in and ... Read more