Crawford makes pitch to lead Transportation Republicans

By Rebekah Alvey | 03/07/2024 06:41 AM EST

The Arkansas lawmaker may face off against current Chair Sam Graves.

Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.).

Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) during a Transportation and Infrastructure hearing in September. Mark Schiefelbein/AP

Arkansas Republican Rep. Rick Crawford has officially announced his bid for the top GOP role on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee next year.

His announcement sets up a battle with current Chair Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who is seeking a waiver to remain in the post. Graves spent two terms as ranking member before becoming chair this year.

Crawford is the second-most senior Republican on the committee and chairs the Highways and Transit Subcommittee.


“Our transportation and infrastructure system impacts every facet of our economy and daily life,” Crawford said in a press release Wednesday.