Representative Steve Womack introduced H.J.Res.9, a joint resolution which restores Congress’s constitutional authority to ban the desecration of the United States flag. Until invalidated by the 1989 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Texas v. Johnson, 48 states had laws banning flag desecration. H.J.Res.9 reinstates Congress’s authority to protect our flag by giving states the ability to take a stand on this important issue, which states have overwhelmingly supported throughout our nation’s history.
At a press conference with Republican leaders on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) discussed the dozens of jobs bills the House has passed that – if taken up by the Senate – would create jobs and opportunity in America.
Delivering the Weekly Republican Address from Bentonville Square in the heart of downtown Bentonville, Arkansas's historic business district, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) reflects on the Declaration of Independence and our ongoing mission to ensure Americans have a voice in their government and their economy.