Crawford to skip national political convention to build consensus on Farm Bill

Today, Congressman Rick Crawford released the following statement on his plans for the August District Work Period:

“During August I will be traveling throughout our First District listening to the challenges families are facing with record drought conditions. Even though Congress did pass an important drought relief package, I will not stop working until a Farm Bill is signed into law. Instead of attending my party’s national convention, I will be in Arkansas making sure farm families are getting the help they need from federal and state agencies. Arkansans are experiencing the worst drought in more than three decades. My staff and I will be assisting producers as they cope with this terrible natural disaster.”

“In an effort to urge leaders in Washington to pass a Farm Bill, I am joining a bipartisan group of House members in signing a discharge petition that will push the Farm Bill towards a final vote. The House Farm Bill, which was passed by Democrats and Republicans in the Agriculture Committee on a 35-11 vote, shows how both parties can work on critical legislation in a bipartisan fashion. In joining my colleagues on advancing the discharge petition, I am working to put farm families in Arkansas ahead of Washington’s partisan politics.”

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