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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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    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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    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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    Bridges to be rebuilt in Independence County

    Bridges to be rebuilt in Independence County Published by: KAIT 8 BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A pair of bridges in Independence County that are crucial for major employers and face flooding will be reconstructed with nearly $3 million in federal and local funding, officials said Friday. According to a media release from the Federal Economic Development Administration, $2.5 million in federal funding will be matched with $625,000 in local funding for the project. The work will be done on the Big Cr...

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    Crawford and Norton Introduce Legislation requiring FBI to Track Sexual Assaults on Planes and Ships

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) introduced H.R. 2889, The Assaults on Water and Aviation Reporting Enforcement (AWARE) Act, a bill that would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect statistics on sexual assaults that occur on modes of transportation under federal jurisdiction, including airplanes and ships. There is currently no centralized system for collecting sexual assault reports from airlin...

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    House Bill would ban federal transit funds from purchasing Chinese rail assets

    House Bill would ban federal transit funds from purchasing Chinese rail assets Written by: Chris Galford Published by: Transportation Today A new bill, known as the Transportation Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act, is demanding cybersecurity at transit agencies and seeking to ban the use of federal transit funds from being used to purchase Chinese rail assets. The bill was introduced in both House and Senate, with sponsors on both sides of the aisle. Its supporters claim the Chinese government...

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    Making an impact with infrastructure

    Making an impact with infrastructure Written by: Rep. Rick Crawford Published by: Talk Business & Politics This week is national infrastructure week. We all want better roads and bridges, but fixing our infrastructure isn’t that simple. Our approach must focus on developing and fielding new technologies to revitalize our entire infrastructure system. Congress’s first priority must be shoring up the Highway Trust Fund. Our crumbling roads are a symptom of an antiquated practice of funding roads t...

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    House T&I Members Sound Skeptical of State-Owned Chinese Transportation Firms

    House T&I Members Sound Skeptical of State-Owned Chinese Transportation Firms Written by: Jeff Davis Published by: Eno Transportation Weekly The full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing yesterday on the participation of state-owned entities in the public transportation and freight rail sectors. The clear focus was the impact that the state-owned Chinese rail company CRRC is having on the U.S. mass transit rail car market, and on the independently-owned but state-subs...

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    House lawmakers introduce bill to protect U.S. rail-car manufacturers

    House lawmakers introduce bill to protect U.S. rail-car manufacturers Published by: Progressive Railroading A bipartisan group of lawmakers this week introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent federal transit funds from being issued by transit agencies to procure Chinese rail cars and other rail assets. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.), the Transportation Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act also would ensure transit agencies develop and implement a c...

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    Rep. Rick Crawford Cosponsors Bipartisan House Bill to Protect Rail and Bus Manufacturing from Chinese Threats

    Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA), along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Reps. Rick Crawford (R-AR), Scott Perry (R-PA), Kay Granger (R-TX), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Randy Weber (R-TX), and John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Transportation Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act, a bill combatting Chinese efforts to undermine the U.S. economy and national security. The bill would prevent federal transit funds from being used by transit agencies to procur...

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