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

Economy

    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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    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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    Arkansas Congressional Delegation Secures $48 million for flood recovery

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) announced more than $48 million in federal funding was approved for Arkansas to rebuild and repair roads and critical infrastructure damaged from heavy rains and floods. “These funds are critical to assist in the rebuilding and construction of roadways damaged by abnormally high amounts of rainfall and other eff...

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    U.S. Rep. Crawford: President Trump’s tough tariff talk ‘just rhetoric,’ won’t hurt Arkansas farmers

    U.S. Rep. Crawford: President Trump’s tough tariff talk ‘just rhetoric,’ won’t hurt Arkansas farmers Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business & Politics Earlier this week, President Donald Trump said an escalating trade war with China may negatively impact farmers. The U.S. is threatening to impose as much as $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, and the Chinese government has threatened its own tariff hikes, and one of the items mentioned, soybeans, is the largest row crop in Ar...

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