Press Releases

Womack, Arkansas Delegation Urge Hospital Eligibility Expansion for Coronavirus Relief ?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Womack, Arkansas Delegation Urge Hospital Eligibility Expansion for Coronavirus Relief Washington, DC—August 7, 2020….Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today led a letter alongside U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—and Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, and Bruce Westerman—urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to amend eligibility thresholds when determining the high-impact payments through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund to ensure hosp...

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U.S. Reps. Trone, Crawford Call for U.S. to ‘Buy American’ in New Bipartisan Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2020 Contact: Hannah Muldavin (Trone) Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov Sara Robertson (Crawford) Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov U.S. Reps. Trone, Crawford Call for U.S. to ‘Buy American’ in New Bipartisan Bill The New Legislation Would Promote Purchase of American-Made Goods for Strategic National Stockpile WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. continues to see COVID-19 death numbers and PPE shortages climb, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Rick Crawford (R-AR) intro...

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Delegation Announces HUD Funding for Arkansas COVID-19 Assistance Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Boozman, Sara Lasure (Sara_Lasure@boozman.senate.gov) Cotton, James Arnold (James_Arnold@cotton.senate.gov) Crawford, Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Hill, Jeff Naft (Jeff.Naft@mail.house.gov) Womack, Alexia Sikora (Alexia.Sikora@mail.house.gov) Westerman, Rebekah Hoshiko (Rebekah.Hoshiko@mail.house.gov) Delegation Announces HUD Funding for Arkansas COVID-19 Assistance Efforts Washington, DC—August 6, 2020….U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—...

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Rep. Crawford Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Secure PPE and COVID Testing for Critical Infrastructure Workers

Rep. Crawford Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Secure PPE and COVID Testing for Critical Infrastructure Workers July 31st, 2020 Washington, DC – This week, Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01) along with Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09) introduced the Critical Infrastructure Employee Protection Act of 2020. This legislation requires the Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to coordinate to ensure that critical infrastructure workers have access to Personal Protective...

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Congressman Rick Crawford Introduces Legislation to Increase Financing for Rural American Communities

Congressman Rick Crawford Introduces Legislation to Increase Financing for Rural American Communities July 23rd, 2020 Washington – This week, Congressman Crawford introduced three bills to strengthen rural America and sustain our agriculture producers during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. H.R. 7679, increases the authorized amount of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and indexes the amount to inflation, allowing it to change, as necessary, from year to year. The CCC has been the primary re...

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Congressman Rick Crawford Encourages the House to Lead Reforms in Agriculture Supply Chain

Congressman Rick Crawford Encourages the House to Lead Reforms in Agriculture Supply Chain July 14th, 2020 Washington -- Today, Congressman Crawford and 20 Republicans sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy requesting consideration of policies to help end our dependence on China for critical medical supplies, while opening new markets to American agriculture producers. Rep. Crawford released the following statement. “I commend the Trump Administration for working diligent...

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Congressman Rick Crawford’s Motion to Recommit Passes by House Vote

Congressman Rick Crawford’s Motion to Recommit Passes by House Vote July 1st, 2020 Washington -- Today, the House passed Congressman Crawford’s motion to recommit on H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act. The MTR amended the base text by preventing funding authorized in this bill from going to Chinese state owned enterprises participating in the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing genocide against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Upon passage of the MTR Rep. Crawford released the following statement: “While I...

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REPS. CRAWFORD, KILDEE LEAD BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01), today sent a letter along with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus in support of additional emergency funding in the next coronavirus aid bill for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), which helps to support fruit and vegetable incentive programs like Arkansas’s successful “Double Up Food Bucks” program. GusNIP provides funding, through non-profits, to Americans on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

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Members of Arkansas Delegation Announce $40 Million DOT Award for US 67 Upgrades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2020 Contact: Boozman, Patrick Creamer (patrick_creamer@boozman.senate.gov) Cotton, James Arnold (James_Arnold@cotton.senate.gov) Crawford, Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Hill, Jeff Naft (Jeff.Naft@mail.house.gov) Members of Arkansas Delegation Announce $40 Million DOT Award for US 67 Upgrades WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford and French Hill—announced the Arkansas Department of Transportation...

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Congressman Rick Crawford Applauds USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Today, Congressman Crawford announced his support for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The program provides up to $16 billion in relief to farmers and ranchers affected by the pandemic exchange for their commodities. The CFAP also supports the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program which partners with local distributors to deliver boxes of fresh food to those in need. Upon the USDA’s announcement, Rep. Crawford released the following statement. “Our nation’s farmers and r...

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