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  • 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

  • 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 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