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  • 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

  • Crawford Statement on DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) issued the following statement following the Trump administration's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by an unconstitutional executive action, and President Trump correctly decided to rescind the program in favor of a more comprehensive approach to immigration reform. While it isn’t fair that many young people were brought here through no... Read more

  • Crawford Introduces Bill to Help Rural Communities Fight Addiction Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Rural America

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) announced today the introduction of the Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities (ARRC) Act, a bipartisan bill that will help rural communities bolster their efforts to fight the opioid and addiction epidemic. Congressman Crawford joined Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Roger Marshall (KS-01) and Dwight Evans (PA-02) in introducing the legislation in the House of Representatives. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Luther Strange (R-AL) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) also i... Read more

  • Crawford's Statement on Passage of Iran, Russia, North Korea Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) voted in favor of the H.R. 3364, Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which would place new sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia. It specifically places sanctions on them for involvement in serious human rights abuses, supplying weapons to the Assad regime, conducting cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government, corrupt privatization practices, doing business with Russian intelligence and defense secto... Read more

  • Rep. Rick Crawford announces STEM & Manufacturing Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Rural America, Education and Job Training

    Washington D.C. - Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) announced his second annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Manufacturers Tour in the 1st District of Arkansas. The kickoff event is Monday, July 17th and the tour concludes Friday, July 21st. Approximately 30 educators will tour 14 factories total during the week-long tour. Last year, Representative Rick Crawford led a group of approximately 20 1st District high school and community college educators on a tour o... Read more

  • Crawford Evaluates Agricultural Technology and Data Utilization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing examining technology’s role in the future of farming. Subcommittee Chairman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and members heard from witnesses about the opportunities and challenges related to investments in new technology for production agriculture. “Agricultural technology plays a critically important role in the day-to-day decision making process of farmers and ranchers,” said Subcom... Read more

  • Crawford Votes to End Sanctuary Cities
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington – Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) this week voted for and the House passed the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate's Law (H.R. 3004). Both bills address sanctuary cities, which are cities that refuse to follow federal immigration law and harbor illegal immigrants. Following the passage of both, Representative Crawford released the following statement: “San Francisco and other cities that don’t cooperate with law enforcement do so at the peril of their own citizens.... Read more

  • Crawford introduces Aquaculture Risk Reduction Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Agriculture, Rural America

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01), along with Representatives Bruce Westerman (AR-04), Ralph Abraham (LA-05), and Robert Aderholt (AL-04), have introduced H.R. 3041, the Aquaculture Risk Reduction Act, to protect fish farmers from unreasonable fines and criminal prosecution after they commit minor or accidental Lacey Act infractions. Specifically, the bill amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to provide a de minimus exemption for commercial shipments of fish unless the in... Read more

  • Crawford Opposes Cuba Policy Shift
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Cuba Trade

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced from Miami his plans to re-institute restrictions on travel to Cuba and U.S. business transactions. Following the announcement, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) released the following statement: “I strongly oppose President Trump’s decision to reinstate a failed, outdated, and isolationist posture towards Cuba. This policy change is not just a missed opportunity for rural America, which would greatly benefit from increased access... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Announces $2.7 Million in FAA Grants for Airport Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman today announced that 15 Arkansas airports will receive $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions. "Infrastructure investments are critical to growth and economic development. These funds will upgrade facilities across the state and to better serve the needs of Arkansas businesses and families,” me... Read more