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Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford

Representative from Arkansas’s 1st District, Republican

Crawford, a Republican, is the representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district and has served since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Photo of Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Crawford.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Crawford has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Crawford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Eric “Rick” Crawford sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Crawford was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%) Water Resources Development (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Crawford’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Crawford’s Vote Vote Description
Aye 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. ...
Yea 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 ...
Nay 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.
Nay 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.
Nay 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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay 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.
Nay H.R. 933 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Mar 21, 2013. Passed 318/109.
Aye 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2017, Crawford missed 172 of 4,664 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. 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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Primary Sources

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