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  • Arkansas Delegation Members Announce $5.8 Million FAA Grant for Airport Improvement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressman Steve Womack, today announced that Rogers Executive Airport will receive $5.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen the airport’s runway at Carter Field. The project includes a full-depth runway keel reconstruction, mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement, installation of pavement underdrains, crack repair, pavement grooving, and rehabilitation of the runway lighting. “Airports are a vital ... Read more

  • Womack Votes for Five-Year Highway Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed the Conference Report to H.R. 22, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act: “This March, Arkansas was forced to shut down 56 planned construction projects across the state because Congress had not given the long-term certainty necessary for our states to adequately plan for the needs of our nation’s transportation infrastructure. That’s unacceptable. While I am disappointed by some of t... Read more

  • Womack Supports Long-term Highway Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (H.R. 3763) as an amendment to the DRIVE Act (H.R. 22): “I am proud to support the passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. This multi-year, paid-for surface transportation reauthorization – which makes meaningful reforms to process, safety, and innovation – provides the long-term certainty that is essential for our n... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Announces $8.5 Million in FAA Grants for Airport Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman today announced that 13 Arkansas airports will receive $8.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions. "Airports are important to growth and development in Arkansas communities. Investments to our infrastructure will better serve the economic needs of our state and facilitate commerce and job creation,” members sai... Read more

  • Womack Takes Critical Votes for VA, Highways
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans , Transportation

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of the VA Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 1994) and the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236): “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing to make great strides to right unacceptable practices occurring at VA hospitals across the country. With the legislation passed today, administrators and other employees of the VA system will be held to a ... Read more

  • Womack Continues Call for Permanent Highway Funding Solution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3038, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II, which extends the programmatic and expenditure authority of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) through December 18, 2015, and authorizes appropriations for federal-aid highway, highway safety, and public transportation programs: “We desperately need a long-term highway funding bill, and it is frustrating that a permanent, sustainable, and... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Announces Over $6.5 Million for Airport Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    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 that 11 Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $6.5 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions. “Transportation infrastructure is vital for local commerce and private sector job growth,” Boozman said. “Arkansas will benefit from these airport improvements because they wi... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Passage of Highway and Transportation Funding Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act: “Safe and reliable transportation infrastructure is essential for sustained economic growth in Arkansas, and I will continue to advocate for a long-term solution for our highways. Piecemeal funding is inadequate and unacceptable, but we mustn’t allow our roads and bridges to crumble while we work towards returning solvency and dependability to the H... Read more

  • Boozman, Cotton, Womack Announce Funding for Fort Smith Regional Airport Fire Fighting
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today announced that the Fort Smith Regional Airport will receive nearly $592,000 in grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be used for firefighting equipment. The $591,785 grant will be used to purchase a new 1,500 gallon Index B Aircraft Rescue and Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and four fire protection suits to assist the airport in meeting safety requirements. “This is an important investment... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Urges Obama to Prevent Port Shutdowns
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4), sent a letter to President Obama last week urging him to resolve contract negotiations between the dock workers union and shipowners at West Coast ports because of the negative economic consequences it’s having on Arkansas businesses. Over the weekend, the President sent Labor Secretary Tom Perez to help the sides reach an agre... Read more

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