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  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus Expands
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) joined his colleagues Susan Davis (CA-53), Brian Mast (FL-18), and Tim Walz (MN-01) in announcing the formation of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D.) caucus for the 115th Congress. Originally formed in 2011 by Representatives Rick Crawford and Susan Davis, the EOD caucus will now welcome Rep. Mast and Rep. Walz as additional co-chairs. Across all branches of our military, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians ris... Read more

  • Crawford Issues Statement Regarding H.R. 3230 Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Following Wednesday's House vote on H.R. 3230, the "Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014," U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) issued the following statement regarding his "Nay" vote: "As a veteran, the son of a veteran, and brother of veterans, I take a special interest in the defense of our nation and the sacred trust in which we hold those who have given their all in support of that mission. What we’ve learned about the VA in recent months is distur... Read more

  • Father’s Day Resonates in VA Legislation
    Posted in Weekly Column on June 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    An old game among kids has them bantering back and forth about the amazing feats of their fathers — specifically, what their dads can do better than other dads. “My dad — fill in the blank — than your dad,” they say, pointing to how much higher their dads can jump, how much faster their dads can run, how much stronger or smarter their dads are, and, yes, even that their dads can “beat up” their peers’ dads (a claim that thankfully, few dads encourage). Kids see nothing their dads cannot do. But,... Read more

  • Crawford Praises House Passage of ‘Veteran Access to Care Act’
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) praised Tuesday’s unanimous House passage of H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014, serving as an original sponsor of the bill. The legislation, which passed the House by a 421-0 vote, directs the VA secretary to seek hospital care and medical services at non-VA facilities for veterans having difficulty getting appointments at VA facilities. Congressman Crawford said the bill helps alleviate the logjam of backlogged veterans’ appointments. “Ou... Read more

  • Veterans Deserve Proper Care, Not Waiting Lists
    Posted in Weekly Column on May 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    The VA Office of Inspector General recently unveiled a report looking at health care for our nation’s veterans. What it discovered shed light on a tragic and unacceptable fact. Our health care system has failed those who sacrificed mind and body in service to their country. The report targeted the Phoenix Health Care System, confirming it intentionally prevented at least 1,700 veterans from receive proper care in a timely manner. Veterans, on average, waited about four months before receiving th... Read more

  • Crawford to Attend Series of Events Honoring Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    JONESBORO, AR – Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) will attend a series of events in Arkansas thanking veterans and their families for their service over the following days: “This Veterans Day, it is important to remember those who have given so much in service to our nation. As an Army veteran and the Representative for Arkansas’ First District, I am especially grateful to these brave men and women, without which we could not enjoy the blessings of democracy and freedom today. I thank our veteran... Read more

  • A Day of Remembrance
    Posted in Weekly Column on May 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    In my family Memorial Day is a special time of reflection, as I’m sure it is for millions of families across America. I had the privilege of growing up in a military family. My dad spent his entire military career in the Air Force where he served one tour in Vietnam amongst other assignments that took our family to all corners of the United States as well as overseas. While my dad’s service in the Air Force makes me proud of what he did for our country, I believe it was the smaller lessons he taught me that are reflective of what Memorial Day should represent in the minds of every American family. Read more

  • Honoring Northeast Arkansas’s finest on Veterans Day
    Posted in Weekly Column on November 9, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Veterans are a reminder that the freedoms many Americans take for granted are not without sacrifice. Right here in Northeast Arkansas we have brave men and women who have put their lives on hold, and many times their lives on the line, so their fellow Americans can be free. Read more

  • Crawford to host Nutrition Summit in Jonesboro
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Agriculture, Veterans Affairs

    Congressman Rick Crawford will bring school administrators and parents together in Jonesboro for a summit to discuss new nutrition standards for school lunches. The summit will be on Wednesday, October 17th at the Nettleton Performing Arts Center. Read more

  • Crawford seeks Service Academy Applications
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Today, Congressman Rick Crawford announced he is seeking applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies. As a Member of Congress, Crawford is able to make nominations for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “Attending a Service Academy can be a life changing experience. Students get a world class education and assume a leadership role in the military upon graduation,” said Crawford. “Service Academies attract the best and brightest young people from across the country and I am honored to be able to nominate students who are committed to our nation’s freedoms.” Read more