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

Rural America

    Crawford, Westerman, and Bishop Introduce Hours of Service Relief Legislation

    Washington, DC – Earlier today Reps. Crawford (AR-01), Westerman (AR-04), and Bishop (GA-02) introduced H.R. 6178, The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety (HOURS) Act, This bill provides our trucking industry with flexibility to accommodate their unique situations while maintaining safety on our roads. The trucking industry, with all of its varying and unique sectors, quite literally, is the economic engine of our great country, delivering the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the medicin...

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    Crawford Responds to House’s Passage of Farm Bill

    Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. Following the Farm bill vote Crawford released the following statement: "Yesterday's passage of the Farm Bill in the House was a huge win for rural America. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 gives our nation's farmers and producers more certainty so that they can continue to provide for us all. I'm proud of the work we've done in the Agriculture Committee and I hope the Senate a...

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    More than $20 million in DOT Grant Approved or Arkansas Airports

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and three other Arkansas airports will receive nearly $21 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support airport improvements. "Investments in our infrastructure support the long-term growth and development of Arkansas communities. These funds will improve safety while helping foster economic p...

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    Cuba trade pushed in D.C.

    Cuba trade pushed in D.C. Written by: Frank Lockwood Published by: Arkansas democrat-Gazette WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford's legislation easing trade restrictions with Cuba could pass the House of Representatives if lawmakers were allowed to vote on it, a fellow congressman said Thursday. U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., who wants to end the Cuban embargo, has lined up 14 Republican co-sponsors for his legislation. But Crawford's bill, which focuses on agricultural trade, has 42 Republican ...

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    US Legislators Advocate for Greater Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    US Legislators Advocate for Greater Agricultural Trade with Cuba Written by: Presna Latina Published by: Presna Latina Washington, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Four Republican legislators highlighted in this capital the importance of greater agricultural trade between Cuba and the United States and the need to reverse Washington''s failed policy toward the island. Senator John Boozman (Arkansas) and Representatives Rick Crawford (Arkansas), Tom Emmer (Minnesota) and Roger Marshall (Kansas) participated...

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    Crawford Responds to House’s Failure to Pass Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC- Today, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. Following the Farm bill vote Crawford released the following statement: “While I support the reforms found in the legislation my colleagues ultimately determined was worth pursuing before the Farm Bill, I do not support their tactics that undermine our nation’s farmers and ranchers at a time when they need more certainty. I will continue to work with Chairman Conaway and House Le...

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    Congressman Crawford Talks 2018 Farm Bill

    Congressman Crawford Talks 2018 Farm Bill Written by: Jonathan Reaves Published by: KASU In this Congressional Interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with U.S. Representative Rick Crawford about the latest on the 2018 Farm Bill, including the new work requirements that are proposed with the new bill and the challenges the bill faces before passage. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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    Crawford Supportive of President Trump’s Plan to Lower Costs of Prescription Drugs

    Washington, DC- Earlier today, President Trump announced his plan to help lower the cost of prescription meds. President Trump’s plan points to different laws that prevent transparency, innovation, and market competition. Representative Crawford wrote a letter in March outlining similar concerns with the lack of competition in the prescription drug market as well as middlemen driving up prescription drug costs. "Drug prices are a huge challenge for those living in rural America, including Arkans...

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    China not buying American soybeans; could hurt prices, reduce Arkansas acreage

    China not buying American soybeans; could hurt prices, reduce Arkansas acreage Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business and Politics hinese soybean buyers have stopped buying U.S. produced soybeans, and at this point in the growing season it’s mildly concerning, University of Arkansas at Monticello agriculture economist Dr. Robert Stark Jr. told Talk Business & Politics. China primarily buys soybeans from South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina in the spring and summer,...

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    One simple fix could open $2b market for U.S. farmers

    One simple fix could open $2b market for U.S. farmers Written by: Reps Roger Marshall, Rick Crawford and Tom Emmer Published by: Feed Stuffs While the U.S. economy is projected to exceed 3% this year due to President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, the economic outlook for America’s 3.2 million farmers and ranchers continues to falter to concerning lows. At the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 94th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum earlier this year, the department’s chief economist, Robert Johansson, ...

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