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  • 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Crawford (R-AR) released the following statement: “I strongly oppose President Trump’s decision to reinstate a failed, outdated, and isolationist posture towards Cuba.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

  • Crawford's Statement on President's Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Debt and Spending

    Washington, D.C. - After the release of President Trump's budget proposal, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) stated: “President Trump’s budget proposal finally addresses our growing national debt while still prioritizing our armed forces, which currently face a readiness crisis after years of neglect. However, the severe cuts to USDA programs don’t fully consider the current state of rural economies and the significant savings already generated by the last farm bill. As the House of Representati... Read more

  • Congressman Crawford's Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Upon hearing the Justice Department's decision to create a special counsel to investigate the Russia interference in the 2016 election, and appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the independent investigation, Congressman Rick Crawford, member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, gave the following statement: “As a former FBI Director of 12 years with a strong track record of independence, Robert Mueller is fully equipped to perform a cre... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Urges Perdue to Take Quick Action, Requests Replant Flexibility
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday evening, members of the Arkansas congressional delegation sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, requesting immediate assistance in providing relief to Arkansas farmers affected by recent flooding in the state. They also requested flexibility in the enforcement of “ability to replant” USDA provisions. Following the letter’s sending, Congressman Rick Crawford said the following: “Much of the damage to many of our rural communities and farms is wo... Read more

  • Representative Crawford introduces the MOBILE Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01), along with Representatives Pearce (NM-02) and Swalwell (CA-15), introduced H. Res , the MOBILE Resolution 2017. The bill will modernize the way Congressional Members spend their time with constituents and colleagues, and how they conduct business in Washington. Businesses and corporations around the world already take advantage of current technology to better communicate with one another. However, in some ways, Congress still communicates the same way it... Read more

  • Arkansas Congressional Delegation Introduces Bill Giving States Power to Reject Federal Electric Transmission Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its power to take private property. The Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Lands (APPROVAL) Act would require that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rece... Read more

  • Cotton, Crawford to Hold Town Hall in Heber Springs Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas) today announced they will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at the Heber Springs Community Center. The doors to the Heber Springs Community Center will open to the public at 7:30 AM. No firearms, large bags or backpacks, food, or drink, will be permitted in the Heber Springs Community Center. Members of the media who wish to attend the event must RSVP to Dylan_Haney@cotton.... Read more

  • Crawford Applauds WOTUS Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order that would repeal any part of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) that was not lawful. After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a false perception of support through a grassroots lobbying effort, the WOTUS rule went into effect, though many Members of Congress, producers and small business owners opposed this rule. As a staunch supporter of farmers, Representative Crawford and several Representatives sent a letter to the EPA Off... Read more

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus Expands
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) joined his colleagues Susan Davis (CA-53), Brian Mast (FL-18), and Tim Walz (MN-01) in announcing the formation of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D.) caucus for the 115th Congress. Originally formed in 2011 by Representatives Rick Crawford and Susan Davis, the EOD caucus will now welcome Rep. Mast and Rep. Walz as additional co-chairs. Across all branches of our military, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians ris... Read more