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

Transportation

    Rep. Crawford responds to DOT’s Hours of Service flexibility

    Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Transportation announced an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that outlines a framework to provide our trucking industry with flexibility within Hours of Service (HOS) regulations to accommodate their unique situations while maintaining safety on our roads. Under consideration in the ANPRM is expanding the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption from 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty, providing compliance flexibility when a truck driver...

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    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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    HOS Flexibility Provided Under House Bill

    HOS Flexibility Provided Under House Bill Written by: Eugene Mulero Published by: Transport Topics Legislation that would provide hours-of-service flexibility for certain truckers as a way to promote highway safety and boost the economy was introduced June 21 by a bipartisan group of U.S. House lawmakers. The Honest Operators Undertaking Road Safety, or HOURS, Act would exempt truckers hauling livestock or agricultural products from hours-of-service rules within 150 air-miles of their load’s sou...

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    Crawford and Norton Urge Adoption of Their Bill to Track Sexual Assault on Airplanes after House-Passed FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Provision for Working Group on Sexual Assault on Airplanes

    Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said the passage of H.R. 4, which includes a provision to create a working group to address sexual assault on airplanes, gives momentum to their bill (H.R. 5256) to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect statistics related to sexual assaults on any mode of transportation under federal jurisdiction, including airplanes and ships. Upon the bill’s passage in the House, Craw...

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    Crawford & Norton Want FBI to Track Sexual Assault on Planes, Ships

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) introduced H.R. 5256, a bill that would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect statistics related to sexual assaults on any mode of transportation under federal jurisdiction, including airplanes and ships. These crimes go largely unnoticed by the public because they are committed discreetly, and many victims are fearful to report the misconduct to authorities. The...

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    Water Resources Reform & Development Act a Chance for Reform

    This past Wednesday the House passed, by a bipartisan vote of 417-3, landmark legislation known as the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), which supports jobs and trade in Arkansas by maintaining our critical waterways infrastructure. A fiscally responsible bill, it makes smart reforms that will keep Arkansas growers and manufacturers competitive on the global stage by driving down transportation costs and promoting international trade. Historically, Congress has enacted water reso...

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    Crawford Statement on Passage of Water Resources Reform & Development Act

    Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), a Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA): "Today, the House passed legislation that is fiscally responsible while supporting trade, manufacturing, and job growth at home in Arkansas. Ports and waterways like those in Arkansas’ First District are critical in keeping American businesses competitive and bolstering America’s s...

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    Crawford Statement on WRRDA Markup

    Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement after the committee held a markup on H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA): “This legislation is critical to the maintenance of our nation’s waterways, which are the arteries of commerce that drive economic activity and growth. Arkansas stands to benefit from this legislation, with projects focused on the Mississippi River and its tributarie...

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    Immigration Reform a National Security Issue

    In the debate over immigration reform that is the hot topic in Washington, one important element has been notably absent from the discussion surrounding these reforms: homeland security. Last week, I joined a congressional tour beginning in San Diego and working east to Texas with several of my colleagues, led by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. While my views on amnesty and reforming our broken guest worker system have not changed, this trip opened my eyes to the urgent nee...

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    Crawford Returns from Congressional Border Tour

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after returning home from a three-day tour of border facilities in California, Arizona, and Texas, led by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX): "This trip to the border has opened my eyes to the realities on the ground that face Congress as we prepare to tackle immigration reform legislation this fall. Border security must remain a top issue for the House as we seek to augment the good work Border Patrol has do...

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