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

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    Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Announce $10.5 Million Grant for Infrastructure Upgrades in Southeast Arkansas

    WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04), announced that the Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana Multimodal Freight Corridor project has been awarded $10.5 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds were awarded to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District on a competitive basis from DOT’s Improvement Project Infrastructure for Rebuildi...

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    Boozman, Cotton, Rep. Crawford Support Second Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband in Six Arkansas Counties

    Washington — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized $22.6 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 6,582 unserved rural Arkansas homes and businesses in six counties, representing the second wave of support from last year’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Providers will begin receiving funding this month. Rural broadband access connects Arkansans and is a critical step for economic development. “Many of our rural communities have been forced to make c...

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    Jonesboro receives rail spur grant to relieve congestion

    Jonesboro receives rail spur grant to relieve congestion Written by: George Jared Published by: Talk Business & Politics The city of Jonesboro has been awarded a $2.335 million federal grant for a rail spur that will increase capacity for delivery and storage to businesses in the Jonesboro Industrial Park and Craighead Technology Park. The grant includes $2,335,400 from the Federal Rail Administration’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements program. The grant requires a $400,0...

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    Arkansas Delegation Urges President to Approve Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—sent a letter to President Donald Trump and administration officials urging them to support Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration because of extensive damage caused by continued flooding and recent severe storms in the state. "Simply put, this is a historic flood that demands the immediate attention of the federal governm...

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    Arkansas to suffer in Mexico trade war, ex-envoys say

    Arkansas to suffer in Mexico trade war, ex-envoys say Written by: Frank Lockwood Published by: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette WASHINGTON -- A new trade war with Mexico would have negative consequences in Arkansas, former U.S. Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne said Monday. The new trade barriers would threaten not only the economy but could also derail the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, he said, referring to a proposed trade deal among the three North American countries. Tariffs on the nation's so...

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    Summer feeding programs fight hunger

    Summer feeding programs fight hunger Written by: Debby Stanuch Published by: Baxter Bulletin It is true, a trip to the grocery store is getting more and more expensive. According to USDA government statistics, food prices, a major component of the Consumer Price Index, have increased nearly 2 percent in 2019. And they are expected to continue to rise. For families with growing children, rising food prices puts increased pressure on already tight food budgets, especially in the summertime when ch...

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    Arkansas Delegation Applauds Emergency Declaration for State from Flooding and Severe Storms

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—announced that President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Arkansas, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance for emergency protective measures for 16 counties: Arkansas, Chicot, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell. “W...

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    Delegates applaud emergency declaration

    Delegates applaud emergency declaration Published by: Log Cabin Democrat WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton — along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman — announced that President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Arkansas, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance for emergency protective measures for 16 counties: Arkansas, Chicot, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jeff...

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    Iraq Purchases 120,000 MT of U.S. Rice Under New Tender

    Iraq Purchases 120,000 MT of U.S. Rice Under New Tender Published by: USA Rice WASHINGTON, DC – Iraq’s Ministry of Trade has purchased 120,000 MT of U.S. rice that is four times the amount they had originally intended to purchase. A tender for 30,000 MT issued earlier this month had what many felt was an unrealistic timeline and did not rely on the Memorandum of Understanding for Rice (MOU) that the U.S. and Iraq agreed to in 2016. More than 20 Members of Congress immediately weighed in on the s...

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    Cong. Rick Crawford: Work Continues On Federal Highway Program Options

    Cong. Rick Crawford: Work Continues On Federal Highway Program Options Written by: Rep. Rick Crawford Published by: Talk Business & Politics Editor’s note: Cong. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, author of this guest commentary, is the First District Congressman for Arkansas. As a member of Congress, I’m charged with being the best steward of our revenues that I can be. In general, I believe the government is spending too much, as evidenced by our current debt crisis. However, there are projects that ...

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