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  • House Lawmakers introduce the CERTIFY Heroes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3)— joined by Representatives John Carter (TX-31), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), Steve Russell (OK-5), and Sanford Bishop (GA-2)— today introduced the Credentialing, Educating, and Relevant Training Initiative For Your (CERTIFY) Heroes Act. This legislation will permit individuals who are eligible for the Department of Defense tuition assistance program (TA) to use their benefit for licensing, credentialing, and certification programs offered by entities... Read more

  • Two-Week Continuing Resolution Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House voted in favor of a short-term funding extension: “This afternoon, I voted in favor of the short-term continuing resolution (CR) that will fund our government through December 22. I have often noted that I don’t like this kind of legislating, and I am disappointed that we have come to this point as a Congress. I prefer we handle funding the government separate from other contentious issues, as orig... Read more

  • Womack Backs Reciprocity for Concealed Carry
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act: “This newly reworked legislation clears up confusion for law enforcement and law abiding concealed carry permit holders while it also strengthens the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This bill will hold federal and state officials accountable by ensuring they report criminal history records to NICS, without at all expandi... Read more

  • Arkansas Representatives Introduce Legislation to Recognize the Aviation Cadet Museum in Eureka Springs as the National Aviation Cadet Museum of the United States
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, and Bruce Westerman, today introduced a resolution recognizing the Aviation Cadet Museum in Eureka Springs as the National Aviation Cadet Museum of the United States. Founded in 1994 by former aviation cadet and Air Force First Lieutenant Errol Severe, and his wife, Beth, the museum honors aviators from the 20th century. After the resolution was introduced, the Arkansas House Delegation released the followin... Read more

  • House Lawmakers: 2018 RFS Levels More of the Same
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized rule establishing renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2018: “The RFS has run out of gas, but that hasn’t stopped the EPA from once again acting to prop up the ethanol industry. The 2018 volumes announced today are more of the same, as another 15 billion gal... Read more

  • Womack Announces Winners of the Third Annual AR-3 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    ROGERS– 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,’... Read more

  • Womack Cast a YEA Vote for Historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released today the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “For the first time in over three decades, the House has taken action to allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money while making our businesses competitive with their global counterparts. Growing our economy, simplifying the tax code, and helping hard-working Americans is something worth celebrating.” Congressman Steve Womack has represented Ar... Read more

  • Womack Supports the National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House agreed to the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY18: “Today, the House continues to provide for the common defense of our nation. This bipartisan legislation secures our troops the largest pay raise in eight years, expands the Armed Forces to counter the growing threats worldwide, and implements new oversight tools to streamline bureaucracy... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Applauds Grant to Help Combat Opioid Epidemic in Rural Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman, welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announcement that it is awarding a grant to the University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service aimed at helping prevent opioid abuse among Arkansans in rural communities. “The opioid crisis has been devastating and has resulted in a dramatic spike ... Read more

  • Womack Votes to Save Local Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3441, The Save Local Business Act: “Today, the House united in bipartisan support toward protecting our nation’s small businesses. Throughout the Obama Administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continuously placed itself in the middle of the employer-employee relationship. Doing so undoubtedly hindered the ability of small businesses and local employers to properly serve... Read more

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