Congressman Crawford Votes to Fund the Troops and Government

Apr 07, 2011
Economy
Press

Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) today voted for a one-week continuing resolution that would cut spending by $12 billion and fund the troops through the end of the fiscal year.

“It is Congress’s responsibility to fund the government and the troops,” said Crawford. “This bill will successfully cut spending, protect the troops, and fund the government while we wait on Senator Harry Reid to come to the table and pass a long-term continuing resolution. This fight is not about placing blame, but taking responsibility. All of us, House and Senate, were elected to represent and protect Americans. This bill is critical and I look forward to the Senate passing it to ensure the government keeps running and the troops are protected.”

For the last nine days, Congressman Crawford and House Republicans have called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to live up to his title and lead. The House passed a long-term continuing resolution that funds the government through September, which never passed the Senate due to Leader Reid’s inaction.

“It is time for Senator Reid to pass a bill,” said Crawford. “The House has done our part. We cut spending, eliminated wasteful and duplicative programs, and funded the government. Now we need Senator Reid to get serious and pass a long-term continuing resolution so we can focus on getting Arkansans back to work.”

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.

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