Tagged: rick crawford

Peterson: Witt Assured of Agriculture Panel Spot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/3/2014 8:53 am

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday said former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is assured a spot on the panel if he wins his bid for a south Arkansas congressional seat this fall.

Farmers Dismayed As New Farm Bill Dumps Direct Payments

by Rick Fahr 8/25/2014 12:00 am

The threatened end of cash subsidies to the nation’s row crop farmers dates back through at least the last two iterations of national agriculture policy legislation. That threat became real, though, earlier this year when Congress passed the newest Farm Bill.

Rick Crawford Among 5 to Oppose VA Overhaul Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2014 7:39 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford was among five House members Wednesday to oppose a measure to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care, a vote that drew immediate criticism from his Democratic challenger.

Pryor, Boozman, Crawford Propose Hair Testing Legislation for Trucking Industry

by Lance Turner 10/31/2013 11:19 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., have proposed legislation that would instruct the U.S. Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an option when conducting drug and alcohol testing.

Cotton, Crawford, Griffin, Womack Vote to Cut Food Stamps

by Associated Press 9/20/2013 7:50 am

Arkansas' four congressmen have voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from the food stamp program, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.