Tagged: rick crawford

4 Gubernatorial Hopefuls to Address Delta Caucus Conference

by Associated Press 5/1/2013 1:32 pm

The four announced candidates for next year's governor's race are scheduled to participate in events this week at the Delta Caucus Conference in Little Rock.

Rick Crawford Urges Arkansas to Reject Health Insurance Expansion Plan

by Associated Press 4/2/2013 4:18 pm

Republican Congressman Rick Crawford is urging the Arkansas Legislature to reject a proposal to offer health insurance to thousands of low-income residents by purchasing private coverage using Medicaid dollars.

The Need for Permanence (Rick Crawford Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 4/1/2013 12:00 am

Does Congress remember the abysmal failure of the recent past? One in which non-binding budget resolutions and budget control acts not only didn’t eliminate deficit spending for any meaningful period but also arguably opened the door for massive entitlement expansion? I fear not.

Big River Steel Announces $1.1B Mill for Osceola, Will Employ 525

by Mark Carter and Lance Turner 1/29/2013 11:03 am

Big River Steel LLC and Gov. Mike Beebe announce for the company to build a $1.1 billion steel mill in Osceola (Mississippi County) that will directly employ 525 people with annual average compensation of $75,000 a year.

Various Groups Back Hunting on Rolled Fields

by Associated Press 1/7/2013 8:28 am

Congressional delegations from Mississippi and Arkansas have backed legislation to clarify that hunting over a rolled rice field is not illegal field baiting.

Arkansas House Delegation Splits on Cliff Vote

by Associated Press 1/2/2013 10:00 am

Both of Arkansas' U.S. senators voted in favor of legislation to avert sharp increases in federal taxes and steep cuts in government spending but the state's House delegation was split. But the Arkansas House delegation split.

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Petitions Air Force About 188th

by Lance Turner 11/27/2012 3:08 pm

Arkansas' Congressional delegation petitions U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh III about the Air Force's proposal to eliminate the A-10 mission in Fort Smith.

Notes on Election Night in Arkansas (Analysis)

by Lance Turner 11/7/2012 10:13 am

Arkansans on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, filled each of its U.S. House seats with Republicans and gave the GOP its first majority in the state Legislature since Reconstruction.

Rep. Rick Crawford Wins Second Term in 1st District

by Associated Press 11/6/2012 11:03 pm

Crawford defeated Democratic challenger Scott Ellington in Tuesday's election, keeping an eastern Arkansas House seat in the Republican Party's control. Crawford was elected in 2010 and is the first Republican to represent the district since Reconstruction.

Arkansas GOP Aims for Statehouse, Congressional Sweep

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 8:53 am

Republicans looked to win a historic majority in Arkansas' Legislature and sweep its four congressional seats in Tuesday's election, while Democrats hoped that the popularity of a two-term governor would prevail over the dislike of President Barack Obama as voters cast their ballots.

Scott Ellington Challenges Rick Crawford for Arkansas US House

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 8:22 am

Incumbent Rep. Rick Crawford was confident entering Tuesday's general election as he sought to keep his U.S. House seat despite Congress' inability to pass a farm bill.

Arkansas Candidates Make Final Pitch Before Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2012 4:58 pm

Candidates fanned across Arkansas on Monday making their final pitches to voters before an election that could hand Republicans a majority in the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.

East Arkansas U.S. House Rivals Clash on Budget Views

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/26/2012 7:48 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford said a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget is the only way to control the nation's debt, while Democratic challenger Scott Ellington said lawmakers need more self-control when it comes to spending as the

Rick Crawford, Scott Ellington to Debate Tonight at ASU

by Associated Press 10/25/2012 7:16 am

Republican U.S. Rep Rick Crawford and Democratic challenger Scott Ellington are set to meet for their only debate in the race for an east Arkansas congressional seat.

Rick Crawford, Scott Ellington to Speak to Delta Group

by Associated Press 10/23/2012 7:12 am

The two candidates for an east Arkansas congressional seat are among the speakers expected during a two-day conference of Delta leaders.

Arkansas GOP Leaders Split on Tax Hike for Highways

by Associated Press 10/15/2012 8:53 am

A proposal going before voters next month to raise Arkansas' sales tax to pay for highway improvements is chipping away at some of that anti-tax sentiment among the state's top GOP officials.

Turnout Light As Democrats to Choose Nominees in 2 Arkansas Runoffs

by Associated Press 6/12/2012 9:54 am

The prosecutor who agreed to free the West Memphis Three hopes to survive a challenge by an establishment-backed candidate in one of two runoff elections Tuesday for congressional seats in Arkansas.

Video: At Welspun, Griffin, Crawford & Cotton Urge Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline

by Lance Turner 5/25/2012 8:18 am

In this video, Republican U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin and Rep. Rick Crawford are joined by Tom Cotton, the GOP nominee for the 4th District U.S. House seat, to urge President Obama to approve the Keystone pipeline.