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  • Womack Supports Perkins Act Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House today passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), which reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills necessary to compete for and succeed in high-wage, high-demand careers: “As I travel the Third District meeting with job creators, a constant refrain is that there are not en... Read more

  • Policy Update: The Carl D. Perkins Reauthorization
    Posted in Blog on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In 1984, Congress authorized the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, which seeks to provide secondary and postsecondary students with the education and skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Since 1984, the Perkins Act has been reauthorized twice, the last time being in 2006, making the most recent update a decade old. This act authorized a range of career and technical education (CTE) programs, stretching from health care to information technology to mechanical constr... Read more

  • Womack Announces Winner of First Annual Third District Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, the Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, also known as the ‘Congressional App Challenge,’ is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. This competition is part of a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their own software application, or ‘app,’ for mobi... Read more

  • UA, ASU Receive DOJ Grants to Research Homegrown Terror
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Education

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Steve Womack (AR-03), today announced that the University of Arkansas (UA) and Arkansas State University (ASU) will receive grants from the Department of Justice (DOJ) totaling over $900,000 to study domestic radicalization. UA will receive $399,531 to identify behavioral characteristics of homegrown terrorists who were able to evade arrest and/or neutralization for a long period of time to determine how ... Read more

  • Policy Update: Education Reform
    Posted in Blog on August 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    I’ll be the first to tell you that education has not always been a focal point in Congress, but it is increasingly becoming one of the most critical domestic issues facing our country. As such, in this week’s newsletter (which you can sign up to receive here), I wanted to share my views on education reform and update you on the work Congress is doing to improve and strengthen our education system. America continues to decline globally when it comes to student achievement; we rank 20th in science... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Announces over $7 Million for Arkansas Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton – along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4) – today announced over $7 million in funding for Arkansas Higher Education under the U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services Program. “Supporting diversity throughout higher education is important for our state. These grants will expand education opportunities and help Arkansans from all walks of life develop the skills they ne... Read more

  • Womack Supports Student Success Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act: “Education is the foundation for our children’s – and our nation’s – long-term prosperity. Unfortunately, important decisions about what’s best for our students have been left in the hands of federal bureaucrats, whose sweeping mandates have failed to improve student achievement. The Student Success Act returns control to where it belongs: the state and local level, empo... Read more

  • Boozman, Cotton, Womack Announce Funding for U of A Mentoring Program for Veteran, Minority Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans , Education, Agriculture

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representative Steve Womack (AR-3), today announced that the University of Arkansas (U of A) has been awarded funding to develop an online and in-person training and mentoring program for military veterans and minority farmers. “Establishing this type of career development program at our state’s flagship university is significant in light of the sizable role agriculture plays in Arkansas’s economy. The collaboration will help train and m... Read more

  • Times Record: Womack Celebrates Fort Smith School’s Achievements
    Posted in Articles on March 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    During a break from duties in Washington, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, visited Woods Elementary School students and faculty Wednesday to honor and celebrate their many recent achievements. In 2013, four teachers from Woods received awards in economic education. Second-grade teacher Kimberly Been, third- and fourth-grade teacher Jenny Holland and fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Howald received the 2013 Bessie B. Moore Award, and first-grade teacher Sheila Humphrey earned the National Teacher A... Read more

  • Womack Named Vice Chair of Labor-H
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Social Security, Budget

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) was today appointed by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (KY-5) to serve as vice chairman of the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. He will serve as chair of the subcommittee in the absence of subcommittee Chairman Jack Kingston (GA-1) and assist him in official committee duties. "It is our goal to complete the committee's work for 2015 on time and in regular order. It won't be an easy task, ... Read more

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