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

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    Trump-Ukraine call - was there a cover up?

    LISTEN: Trump-Ukraine call - was there a cover up? Published by: BBC A whisteblower claims senior White House officials tried to "lock down" all details of a phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, that is alleged to show President Trump encouraging his Ukrainian counterpart to open a corruption enquiry into his possible Democratic presidential rival, Joe Biden.

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    Fracture putting Arkansas congressman on bench

    Fracture putting Arkansas congressman on bench Written by: Frank E. Lockwood Published by: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., is giving up the game of football after fracturing his fibula during an early morning practice late last week. The lawmaker from Jonesboro was preparing for tonight's charity Congressional Football Game when the injury occurred. It happened during a noncontact play, a split second after he'd caught a pass in the open field, he said. "There wasn't a...

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    Arkansas delegates criticize Democrats after impeachment inquiry against Trump

    Arkansas delegates criticize Democrats after impeachment inquiry against Trump Written by: KATV Published by: KATV House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the House into a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The inquiry centers on claims that Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government for his reelection, actions Pelosi said would mark a "betrayal of his oath of office." "No one is above the law," Pelosi said. KATV spoke with Talk ...

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    Crawford sponsor of end-of-life bill

    Crawford sponsor of end-of-life bill Written by: Kat Stromquist Published by: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill focused on end-of-life care. H.R. 647 aims to increase the number of palliative care specialists at medical schools and in health care programs, and to promote research around palliative and hospice care. The bill has been referred to a committee.

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    Pact bonds state, federal forestry efforts

    Pact bonds state, federal forestry efforts Written by: John Lovett Published by: Times Record An agreement between the state of Arkansas and the U.S. Department of Agriculture signed Thursday is meant to ensure longevity in collaborative forest management efforts between state and federal agencies. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made his third trip to Arkansas since 2017 to sign the Shared Stewardship Strategy agreement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The U.S. Forest Service, a division of...

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    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visits central Arkansas, offers assurances

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visits central Arkansas, offers assurances Written by: Stephen Steed Published by: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, with two appearances Wednesday in central Arkansas, made a lot of assurances but no promises while speaking to farmers affected by a range of issues. Perdue and Gov. Asa Hutchinson spent about an hour at a "town hall" meeting that attracted about 100 people at the headquarters of the state Department of Agricultu...

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    USDA Secretary: ‘Ball is in China’s court’ on trade war

    USDA Secretary: ‘Ball is in China’s court’ on trade war Written by: Wesley Brown Published by: Talk Business & Politics U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday (Sept. 4) defended President Donald Trump’s handling of the administration’s ongoing trade war with China, saying the Far East country has “cheated on the scales.” He also encouraged Arkansas farmers and ranchers to hold out for a better deal. “That’s what the president has called out China for doing,” Perdue sa...

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    Crawford visits Gassville veterans

    Crawford visits Gassville veterans Written by: Scott Liles Published by: Baxter Bulletin U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford honored nine veterans living at Gassville Therapy & Living on Friday, presenting them with American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol and veterans quilts sewn by the Joe P. Joslin Jr. American Legion Post 23 of Cotter. “Let me say thank you to our veterans here today, and the families that support their veterans,” said Crawford after presenting the flags and quilts. The nine nursing h...

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    Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner Vermalene Smith retires

    Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner Vermalene Smith retires Written by: Katie Woodall Published by: KAIT8 Dozens of veterans and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate Vermalene Smith’s retirement. Vermalene was July’s Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner, rewarded for her service to veterans in over 23 different counties. The Craighead County Veterans office works with veterans in 17 counties in Arkansas, three counties in Tennessee, and three counties in Missouri. Vermalene Smith has worked with countless vete...

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    Rep. Crawford: Chinese are ‘dishonest brokers’

    Rep. Crawford: Chinese are ‘dishonest brokers’ Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business & Politics Farming has been a perilous business in recent years due to harsh weather conditions and continuing trade wars with other countries, especially China. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, told members of the Agriculture Council of Arkansas on Monday (Aug. 19) in Jonesboro that he’s hopeful lawmakers will be able to develop supplemental help for farmers, but he warned them not to count ...

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