Crawford Named To Highway Bill Conference Committee

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It looks like Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford will be on a committee that could be important to Arkansas highways and interstates.

Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner appointed him to serve on a Conference Committee made up of House and Senate members who will be tasked with resolving the differences between the House and Senate Highway Bill extensions.

“Our nation’s crumbling infrastructure cannot be ignored. The House and the Senate must come together to produce a long-term transportation bill to fund vital construction projects. On the Conference Committee, I will be a voice for rural interests and will work to ensure that Arkansas and rural America are not forgotten as differences between the House and the Senate are resolved. I am honored Speaker Boehner entrusted me to serve on the committee and I look forward to producing a responsible transportation bill,” said Crawford.

“Congressman Crawford will bring a unique perspective to the Conference Committee. He has shown an ability to work across party lines and he understands rural highway funding needs. Members of the committee will look to Congressman Crawford for input when decisions affecting rural America are made,” said Speaker Boehner.