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

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    Crawford & Norton Want FBI to Track Sexual Assault on Planes, Ships

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) introduced H.R. 5256, a bill that would 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. These crimes go largely unnoticed by the public because they are committed discreetly, and many victims are fearful to report the misconduct to authorities. The...


    Citing PBM Concerns, Crawford Urges Review of CVS/Aetna Merger

    Washington – Earlier today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) sent letters to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Acting Chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen expressing “grave concern” over the proposed acquisition of Aetna Inc. by CVS Health. In the letter, Crawford writes “[CVS Caremark] has already run amok in my state by severely undercutting reimbursements to pharmacists…CVS Caremark and another PBM operating in the state paid community pharmacies on average betwe...


    Crawford Supportive of Modified Steel Tariffs

    Washington – Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced he impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, with exceptions for Canada and Mexico. Trump's authority to impose the tariffs is based on a law that gives the president the power to restrict trade on the basis of national security interests. During the announcement, the President said of additional exceptions, “If the same goals can be accomplished by other means, America will remain open to modifying or removing ta...


    Crawford Approves of Work Requirements for Arkansas's Medicaid Program

    Washington, D.C. – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas), and Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today released the following statement applauding CMS’s approval of work requirements for Arkansas’s Medicaid program: “Encouraging people who can work to find employment is a common-sense policy with a track record of success. It not only focuses Medicaid dollars on those who need it most; it also helps p...


    Crawford Supports State Efforts to Solve PBM Issue for Community Pharmacists

    Jonesboro, AR – Earlier today Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) met with several 1st District community pharmacists with stores in Sharp, Craighead, Crittenden, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Lawrence counties to discuss problems relating to reimbursement rates from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Following the meeting’s conclusion, Congressman Rick Crawford released the following statement: “Our local pharmacies have endured many unnecessary burdens due to the practices at CVS/Caremark as a PBM. A...



    Washington, DC – The leaders of the Congressional Steel Caucus have sent a letter to President Trump that requested an outlook on his action to support and protect the American steel industry in response to the Section 232 investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the impact of foreign steel imports on U.S national security. Specifically, Congressional Steel Caucus Co-Chairman Rick Crawford (R-AR), Co-Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL), and Vice-Chairman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), sent a letter...


    Congressman Crawford's reaction to the State of the Union

    Washington, D.C. - President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on January 30, 2018 to give his State of the Union address. After attending, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) gave the follow remark: "Tonight President Trump outlined his first year in office, marked by reasonable deregulation and a historic tax reform package that has unleashed the economy across America, and Arkansas is no exception. But equally as important as what our government has achieved this past year is w...


    Crawford reacts to Trump's Immigration plan for DACA

    Washington, D.C. - Thursday, President Trump announced he would support an immigration bill that included a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and increased funding for border security. In a response to this statement, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) said the following: "I have always believed that increased border security must come first and foremost in any plan to address the children of illegal immigrants. Anything less would be enc...


    Arkansas Congressional Delegation Presses DOE to Pause or Terminate Clean Line Project

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) sent a letter today to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry outlining Clean Line Energy Partners’ failure to comply with the agreement signed with the Department and urged Secretary Perry to pause or terminate the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project. Late last year, Clean Line Energy Partners sold i...


    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 ...

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