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

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    Crawford, Westerman, and Bishop Introduce Hours of Service Relief Legislation

    Washington, DC – Earlier today Reps. Crawford (AR-01), Westerman (AR-04), and Bishop (GA-02) introduced H.R. 6178, The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety (HOURS) Act, This bill provides our trucking industry with flexibility to accommodate their unique situations while maintaining safety on our roads. The trucking industry, with all of its varying and unique sectors, quite literally, is the economic engine of our great country, delivering the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the medicin...

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    Crawford Responds to House’s Passage of Farm Bill

    Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. Following the Farm bill vote Crawford released the following statement: "Yesterday's passage of the Farm Bill in the House was a huge win for rural America. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 gives our nation's farmers and producers more certainty so that they can continue to provide for us all. I'm proud of the work we've done in the Agriculture Committee and I hope the Senate a...

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    More than $20 million in DOT Grant Approved or Arkansas Airports

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and three other Arkansas airports will receive nearly $21 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support airport improvements. "Investments in our infrastructure support the long-term growth and development of Arkansas communities. These funds will improve safety while helping foster economic p...

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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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    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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    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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    Arkansas Congressional Delegation Secures $48 million for flood recovery

    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) announced more than $48 million in federal funding was approved for Arkansas to rebuild and repair roads and critical infrastructure damaged from heavy rains and floods. “These funds are critical to assist in the rebuilding and construction of roadways damaged by abnormally high amounts of rainfall and other eff...

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    Arkansas Congressional Delegation Applauds Termination of DOE/Clean Line Partners Agreement

    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) released the following joint statement on the termination of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) partnership with Clean Line Energy Partners for development of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project: “This is a victory for states’ rights and a victory for Arkansas. We are pleased that the Department of Energy re...

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