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


    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...


    Crawford Statement on DACA

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) issued the following statement following the Trump administration's announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created by an unconstitutional executive action, and President Trump correctly decided to rescind the program in favor of a more comprehensive approach to immigration reform. While it isn’t fair that many young people were brought here through no...


    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 Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

    Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) issued the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the government at current levels while blocking the use of funding for the implementation of ObamaCare: “The House has now done its part to represent the will of the American people by stopping any further implementation of ObamaCare. This law is a job-killing train wreck that will add $1.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. Families, small businesses, and ...


    Obama Coal Regulations Misunderstand Rural America

    On Friday, the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would, for the first time in history, propose regulations that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, including requiring coal-burning plants to capture roughly 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. This is the first major action from the Administration since it indicated that it would begin rolling out a climate-change agenda circumventing Congress a few short weeks ago. At that time...


    Crawford Statement on Pending Syria Vote

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement in anticipation of a vote to authorize use of force in Syria on the House floor next week: "Barring a major change in events, I have decided to vote against the resolution authorizing the President to conduct military operations in Syria. President Obama has done little to build a broad and solid coalition, nor has he articulated clear and meaningful objectives. Absent a well-planned, comprehensive strategy for this region, I cannot...

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