Congressman Crawford to Vote for CR

Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) will vote for the Continuing Resolution when it is brought up for a vote later this week.

“Passage of the Continuing Resolution is critically important to the stability of our country,” said Representative Crawford. “The CR is the first step in reining in government spending so the private sector can thrive and create jobs for our unemployed Americans.”

The CR is being considered under an open amendment process, which allows any Representative to introduce amendments. Each amendment will be voted on separately and if passed will be added to the CR. Currently, there are over 400 amendments introduced.

“I will cast hundreds of votes this week and each vote will be weighed against a set of criteria,” said Representative Crawford. “Before I vote on an amendment I will ask myself three questions: Does this amendment encourage or stifle job creation? Does this amendment grow or shrink the size of government?  Will this amendment improve the outlook for future generations?  If the amendment stifles job creation or expands the size of government, I will not vote for it. Cutting the budget and stopping unnecessary government spending is how we will strengthen our economy and create jobs in the private sector, which is my number one priority.”

Congressman Rick Crawford is the first Republican elected to represent Arkansas’s First Congressional District since Reconstruction.  He serves on the Agriculture and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees. Rick and his wife Stacy, both ASU alumni, reside in Jonesboro with their two children.

###

Recent Posts


Feb 29, 2024
Economy

Rep. Crawford Votes to Avoid Government Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Rep. Crawford Votes to Avoid Government Shutdown 2/29/2024 Washington — Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 7463, the Extension of Continuing Appropriations and Other Matters Act, 2024 on Thursday evening, avoiding a partial government shutdown. “This short-term funding extension gives Congress and the American people […]



Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Crawford Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution 1/18/2024 Washington — At the precipice of a partial government shutdown, the House and Senate approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded at last year’s spending levels until early March while negotiations for full year funding continue. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) […]



Dec 18, 2023
Economy

Crawford Statement on Acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov) Crawford Statement on Acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation 12/18/2023 Washington — Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01), Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, released the following statement in response to the acquisition of U.S. Steel by Nippon Steel Corporation. “Today’s announcement regarding the acquisition of U.S. Steel by […]