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

Rural America

    Final action necessary to support American steel, national security

    Final action necessary to support American steel, national security Written by: Reps. Rick Crawford (R-AR), Mike Bost (R-IL), and Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN) Published by: The Hill As the leaders of the Congressional Steel Caucus, we represent, and in many cases personally know, those who are directly suffering as the result of unfair foreign trade and economic policies that have hurt the U.S. steel industry. Steel is vitally important to our nation’s overall national security. It’s with these con...


    Citing PBM Concerns, Crawford Urges Review of CVS/Aetna Merger

    Washington – Earlier today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) sent letters to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Acting Chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen expressing “grave concern” over the proposed acquisition of Aetna Inc. by CVS Health. In the letter, Crawford writes “[CVS Caremark] has already run amok in my state by severely undercutting reimbursements to pharmacists…CVS Caremark and another PBM operating in the state paid community pharmacies on average betwe...


    Crawford Supportive of Modified Steel Tariffs

    Washington – Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced he impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, with exceptions for Canada and Mexico. Trump's authority to impose the tariffs is based on a law that gives the president the power to restrict trade on the basis of national security interests. During the announcement, the President said of additional exceptions, “If the same goals can be accomplished by other means, America will remain open to modifying or removing ta...


    Farm Bureau and U.S. Rep. Crawford Differ On Trump Tariff

    Arkansas Steel and Arkansas Farming: Farm Bureau and U.S. Rep. Crawford Differ On Trump Tariff Written by: Colton Faull & Jacob Kauffman Published by: NPR Agriculture officials in Arkansas are concerned President Trump’s proposed steel tariff could have consequences that would negatively impact the industry. The administration has floated a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum But U.S. Representative Rick Crawford, who represents one of the nation's highest steel produc...


    Agri officials worried about Trump tariffs, Rep. Crawford says tariffs won’t be a problem

    Agri officials worried about Trump tariffs, Rep. Crawford says tariffs won’t be a problem Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business & Politics President Donald Trump’s plan to enact a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum has some concerned about global trade wars that could hurt Arkansas agriculture – the state’s largest industry sector. But U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, who also represents the district in which Big River Steel operates, told Talk Business ...


    Crawford Supports State Efforts to Solve PBM Issue for Community Pharmacists

    Jonesboro, AR – Earlier today Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) met with several 1st District community pharmacists with stores in Sharp, Craighead, Crittenden, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Lawrence counties to discuss problems relating to reimbursement rates from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Following the meeting’s conclusion, Congressman Rick Crawford released the following statement: “Our local pharmacies have endured many unnecessary burdens due to the practices at CVS/Caremark as a PBM. A...


    Crawford Introduces Bill to Help Rural Communities Fight Addiction Epidemic

    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...


    Rep. Rick Crawford announces STEM & Manufacturing Tour

    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...


    Crawford introduces Aquaculture Risk Reduction Act

    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...


    Crawford Opposes Cuba Policy Shift

    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...

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