Rick (Rick) Crawford (R-01)

US Representative Rick Crawford

Rick (Rick) Crawford (R-01)
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Capitol: 202.225.4076
FAX: 202.225.5602
District: 870.424.2075
Representative
Room 2422 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0401
112 South First Street
Cabot, AR 72023-3007
Residence:Jonesboro, AR

Committee Assignments

RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Co-ChairCongressional Rice Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberCongressional C-130 Modernization Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rodeo Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation
Co-ChairExplosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Panama Canal Expansion Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support
FC MemberCongressional Job Creators' Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Co-ChairCongressional Steel Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberInterstate 69 Congressional Caucus (I-69)
FC MemberMississippi River Valley and Tributaries Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus (BOP)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
Vice ChairCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Bio

Raised in an Air Force family, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford has lived all over the United States and in England. His parents instilled in him a devotion to service from a young age. Those simple life lessons have remained with Rick, and are at the forefront of his mind when working on creating a more prosperous America for future generations. Rick enlisted in the United States Army straight out of high school. He served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, completing four years of service and advancing to the rank of Sergeant. He earned numerous medals for service at home and in Southwest Asia. After completion of his military service, Rick matriculated at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Agriculture Business and Economics. Throughout college, Rick competed in rodeos across the country and, while recovering from a career-ending injury, discovered a talent for announcing and producing rodeos. He became a freelance rodeo announcer and producer after completing his bachelor's degree, which led to a career in agri-news reporting and broadcasting. He founded and operated the AgWatch Network - a web-based farm news content provider serving more than 50 radio station affiliates in five states. Rick also served as marketing manager for one of the largest John Deere dealer groups in North America. Driven by a desire to serve and help secure a brighter future for Arkansas's First District, Rick decided to run for Congress in 2010. In his five terms in Congress, Rick has voiced the concerns of his district while bringing solutions to the national table. He is a senior Member on the House Agriculture Committee, serving on the Subcommittees on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, and the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Rick has played a critical role in passing two Farm Bills, having served on the Conference Committees in 2014 and 2018, and as Chairman of Agriculture Subcommittees in three of his first five terms in Congress. He currently serves as the Vice-Ranking Member of the full committee. He views agriculture as a national security issue - a nation that cannot feed itself is a nation that is not secure. National security is one of Rick's top priorities and he was appointed in 2017 to serve on the the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) - the first and only Arkansas representative to do so. He is currently his second term as the Ranking Member of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee. Rick also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where he has worked to create safer and more reliable highways, waterways, railways, and runways. His most significant accomplishment on the transportation front for the First District was the interstate designation of I-555, a vital corridor for Northeast Arkansas. He serves on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and is serving his second term as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. In this leadership role, Rick influences decisions on the economic and safety regulation of railroads and the safety oversight of pipelines and pipeline facilities. Rick and his wife Stacy, also an ASU graduate, live in Jonesboro with their two children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, watching old western films, and playing guitar and singing with his band, Triple Nickel.

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