Join the Congressional Rice Caucus

We invite you to join the Congressional Rice Caucus in the 116th Congress. The Rice Caucus is focused on providing a platform to discuss the role of government in addressing current and future challenges to the rice industry, including trade and
regulations.

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Join the Congressional Rice Caucus

We invite you to join the Congressional Rice Caucus in the 116th Congress. The Rice Caucus is focused on providing a platform to discuss the role of government in addressing current and future challenges to the rice industry, including trade and
regulations.

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Let’s Fix Flood Insurance Mapping

FEMA is entrusted to create its own maps for the National Flood Insurance Program, and it is failing. FEMA routinely keeps properties that need flood insurance off the program, while forcing properties that have never and will never flood to buy costly plans.
In its assessment of damage from Hurricane Harvey, the RAND Corporation estimates only 25 to 45 percent of flooded homes in Houston had flood insurance. Mapping was similarly inaccurate for Katrina, Sandy, and the 2016 Louisiana floods. The problem does not
only affect coastal areas and deltas, inland homes across the country are affected by woefully inaccurate maps.

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Oppose Any Delay in Implementation of Electronic Logging Devices

I am writing in opposition to HR 3282, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Extension Act of 2017, and any amendments offered that would further delay the December 18, 2017, effective date of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD rulemaking. 
This legislation would endanger public safety by allowing commercial vehicle operators the ability to exceed the federal Hours of Service limits.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3041, the Aquaculture Risk Reduction Act

No farmer should face the threat of criminal prosecution by the federal government for simply doing his or her job. However, today this is the case in the aquaculture industry – farmers face the threat of legal action in the case of minor, even accidental
Lacey Act infractions. The Lacey Act is a well-intentioned law, passed in the year 1900, but is in great need of modernizing to accommodate 21st century agriculture. Unfortunately, the Act’s unintended consequences are driving producers out of the
industry because the federal government threatens heavy-handed penalties.

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Reduce EPA Regulations on Small Farmers and Ranchers

  From: The Honorable Eric A. “Rick” Crawford Sent By: chris.jones@mail.house.gov Date: 3/16/2017 Be an Original Cosponsor of the FUELS Act and Request that EPA Administator Pruitt Fix Burdensome Regulations on Agriculture *DEADLINE COB Wednesday, March 22nd* Dear Colleague: Currently farmers and ranchers are required to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating costly […]

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Invite for TOMORROW: E.O.D. Reception

  From: The Honorable Eric A. “Rick” Crawford Sent By: james.arnold@mail.house.gov Date: 11/29/2016 The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus Presents:  EOD Day on the Hill Featuring the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Air Force Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Rayburn Foyer View Displays 5:00pm – 7:00pm / Reception starts 5:15pm   Dear Colleague, We […]

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