Crawford, a Republican, is the representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 5, 2011. Crawford is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Crawford.
Crawford is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Crawford has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Eric “Rick” Crawford sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Agriculture
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture
- Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Member, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Crawford was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2954 (114th): To designate the Federal building located at 617 Walnut Street in Helena, Arkansas, as the “Jacob Trieber Federal Building, United States Post Office, and United States Court ...
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Crawford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (23%) Animals (16%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) International Affairs (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Water Resources Development (6%)
Some of Crawford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3041: Aquaculture Risk Reduction Act
- H.R. 1737: FUELS Act
- H.R. 1400: FRAME Act of 2017
- H.R. 525: Cuba Agricultural Exports Act
- H.R. 368: Safeguard Aquaculture Farmers Act
- H.R. 6425 (114th): Safeguard Aquaculture Farmers Act
- H.R. 6167 (114th): FRAME Act of 2016
|Crawford’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
S.Con.Res. 11: An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 ...
Apr 30, 2015. Passed 226/197.
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels ...
Mar 25, 2015. Passed 228/199.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.Con.Res. 105 (113th): Prohibiting the President from deploying or maintaining United States Armed Forces in a sustained combat role in ...
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 370/40.
H.R. 933 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Mar 21, 2013. Passed 318/109.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2011 to Nov 2017, Crawford missed 173 of 4,772 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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