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

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    Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.2 Million Investment into Arkansas Communities

    Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.2 Million Investment into Arkansas Communities DRA’s investment will improve public infrastructure, healthcare access, and job training to support economic development in communities across Arkansas October 7, 2019 CLARKSDALE, MS – Today, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) made a $2,228,104 investment that will strengthen public infrastructure and train the next generation of workforce to grow the region’s economy and create jobs, DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chr...

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    Rep. Crawford Requests an Investigation of Three Democrat Senators

    Today, Rep. Rick Crawford along with 13 other members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Vice President Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding Senators Menedez, Leahy, and Durbin’s May 2018 letter to then-General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko. In a letter dated May 4th, 2018 the Democrat Senators implicitly threatened Ukraine’s relationship with the United States if Prosecutor Lutsenko did not participate in the investigation into President Trump. “I have...

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    Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Announce $10.5 Million Grant for Infrastructure Upgrades in Southeast Arkansas

    WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04), announced that the Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana Multimodal Freight Corridor project has been awarded $10.5 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds were awarded to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District on a competitive basis from DOT’s Improvement Project Infrastructure for Rebuildi...

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    Arkansas Delegation Supports Proposed Rule to Aid State’s Rural Hospitals

    Increase in Medicare Reimbursements Would Enhance Wages, Improve Quality of Care WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) , and Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04), are signaling their support for a proposed rule that would see rural hospitals receive higher levels of reimbursement from Medicare. In a letter written to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, the del...

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    Rep. Crawford Launches 4th Annual STEM Tour

    Jonesboro, AR – Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) kicked off his 4th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Manufacturing Tour in Arkansas’s First District. The tour runs from July 22 to July 27. On this year’s tour, Representative Crawford’s staff is accompanying educators to manufacturing facilities in Jonesboro, Batesville, Blytheville, Stuttgart, Lonoke, Osceola, and Memphis. Upon kickoff for the tour, Rep. Crawford released the following statement: “Our thriving eco...

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    Boozman, Cotton, Rep. Crawford Support Second Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband in Six Arkansas Counties

    Washington — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized $22.6 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 6,582 unserved rural Arkansas homes and businesses in six counties, representing the second wave of support from last year’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding this month. Rural broadband access connects Arkansans and is a critical step for economic development. “Many of our rural communities have been forced to make c...

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    Arkansas Delegation Urges President to Approve Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—sent a letter to President Donald Trump and administration officials urging them to support Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration because of extensive damage caused by continued flooding and recent severe storms in the state. "Simply put, this is a historic flood that demands the immediate attention of the federal governm...

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    Arkansas Delegation Applauds Emergency Declaration for State from Flooding and Severe Storms

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—announced that President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Arkansas, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance for emergency protective measures for 16 counties: Arkansas, Chicot, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell. “W...

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    Arkansas Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Disaster Declaration

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—sent a letter to President Donald Trump and administration officials urging them to support Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a federal disaster declaration due to extensive damage as a result of continued flooding and recent severe storms in the state. “The resourcefulness and resilience of Arkansans in recent days has been impressive; however, ...

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    Crawford and Norton Introduce Legislation requiring FBI to Track Sexual Assaults on Planes and Ships

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) introduced H.R. 2889, The Assaults on Water and Aviation Reporting Enforcement (AWARE) Act, a bill that would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect statistics on sexual assaults that occur on modes of transportation under federal jurisdiction, including airplanes and ships. There is currently no centralized system for collecting sexual assault reports from airlin...

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