Despite the fact that GMO's as a whole use less pesticides, less water, and in general are cheaper to produce, there are those who oppose them on the basis that they are bad for you. Study after study has proven that GMO's are just as nutritious as conventional food, but some critics still demand that food should be labeled in order to warn people that many of the products they consume use GMO's. Many families in the 1st District already have problems with access to healthy and affordable food. Mandatory Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling could raise the cost of that food, and for no verifiable scientific reason. However, Vermont recently implemented its own state law that requires certain types of GMO labeling, and other States are already working on similar legislation. In order to prevent a patchwork of different state laws, which would become very complicated for food manufactures and costly for families at the supermarket, Congress this week passed national food labeling legislation that would replace complicated state-by-state rules.


Recently crowned Miss Arkansas came by today to visit the Capitol. Thanks for stopping by!


Trying to change the United States' embargo against Cuba is a very politically charged and sensitive topic, particularly for the Cuban Americans who live in south Florida. However, Arkansas, and in particular Arkansas agriculture, stands to benefit greatly from a few small changes to that embargo. Last week, we made some pretty unprecedented advances towards ag trade that will work for Arkansas and Florida, check it out:

House Members Denounce Senate Catfish Vote

Washington, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Senate voted in favor of S.J.Res. 28, a Congressional Review Act resolution that would remove a catfish inspection program from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) jurisdiction back to the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). T...

Crawford Congratulates Naval Academy Appointee

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) today announced the appointment of a 1st District student to the U.S. Naval Academy. Sean Jernigan of Paragould received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy after his nomination by Congressman Crawford. Sean currently attends Crowley’s Ri...

Crawford Condemns DOE Clean Line Approval

Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Bruce Westerman today issued the following statement in response to an announcement made by the Department of Energy (DOE) to use Section 1222 of the Energy Policy ...




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Yea Jul 14, 2016 RC# 478 H.R. 4992 United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016
Yea Jul 14, 2016 RC# 477 H.R. 5538 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Yea Jul 14, 2016 RC# 467 H.R. 5631 Iran Accountability Act of 2016
Yea Jul 14, 2016 RC# 466 S. 764 A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.
Yea Jul 13, 2016 RC# 443 S. 304 Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act
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