Congressman Crawford defends fish hatcheries

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) submitted Arkansas House Resolution 1014 into the Congressional Record. Click below to watch the video of the Floor speech.

The text of the speech is below:

"Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise today to request that Arkansas House Resolution 1014 recently passed on February 24th of this year by the Arkansas House of Representatives be included in the Congressional Record. Fish hatcheries at the Norfork and Greers Ferry Dams are vital components of the economy in north central Arkansas. They provide vital fish stock not only to Arkansas's waterways but to Arkansas's neighbors as well, and help draw sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. Thank you Mr. Speaker. I yield back."

Congressman Rick Crawford is the first Republican elected to represent Arkansas's First Congressional District since Reconstruction.  He serves on the Agriculture and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees. Rick and his wife Stacy, both ASU alumni, reside in Jonesboro with their two children.