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  • Womack, House Vote to Pass Minibus Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of appropriations bills to provide critical resources to support America’s veterans, strengthen national security, and improve U.S. military, energy, and water infrastructure. The legislation includes the Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019. Congressman Womack said, “Congress has the power of the purse, a... Read more

  • Womack Signs Defense and LHHS Appropriations Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement on signing the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations bills Conference Report. Womack was named a conferee to finalize the legislation, which includes funding to rebuild our armed forces, support medical innovation, and invest in a 21st century workforce. The Conference Report is expected to be voted on in the House later this month: “Today marks another step forward in Congress fulfilling... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Appointment as Conferee for Defense and LHHS Appropriations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after being named a member of the Conference Committee to finalize the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019: “It’s one of the federal government’s fundamental responsibilities to provide for the common defense -- but we can’t do that without allocating the proper resources. Making critical investments to rebuild our military, enhance U.S. defense capabilities, ... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Passage of Interior, FSGG Appropriations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed the second appropriations package of fiscal year (FY) 2019, H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Act. This legislation provides programs across the federal government, including the National Park Service, the Small Business Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service, a total of $58.675 billion in discretionary funding for FY 2019. “... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Committee Passage of LHHS Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Act. The bill includes $177.1 billion in discretionary funding to provide increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), address the opioid epidemic and substance abuse, and further invest in our nation’s biodefense capabilities. “As the Vice Chairman of... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Kavanaugh Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “It is my honor to congratulate Judge Brett Kavanaugh on his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. For over a decade, Judge Kavanaugh has faithfully upheld the Constitution in his interpretations on the United States Court of Appeals. I am confident he will continue to do so and remain dedicated t... Read more

  • Womack Praises Passage of FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House today passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year (FY) 2019. This bill includes $674.6 billion for Department of Defense operations, personnel, readiness, and equipment modernization. “In addition to increasing lethality across the Joint Force and providing strong support for our warfighters, this bill makes significant investments in Arkansas’s defense industry and acknowledges th... Read more

  • ICYMI: Womack Pens South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Ruling Op-ed in The Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today penned an opinion editorial (op-ed) published by The Hill on the consequences of congressional inaction on e-fairness legislation following last week’s Supreme Court of the United States ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. “In 1992, when the Supreme Court upheld the Bellas Hess physical presence requirement for the Commerce Clause in Quill v. North Dakota, the Court left it to Congress to “decide whether, when, and to what extent” states may require remo... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Failure to Pass Immigration Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018, by a vote of 121-301. “There is no doubt that our immigration system is broken, and Congress has the responsibility to fix our outdated and fragmented policies with long-term legislation that starts with encouraging lawful behavior and guaranteeing a secure border. While H.R. 6136 was not perfect, it took crucial steps toward a s... Read more

  • Womack Statement on SCOTUS Janus v. AFSCME Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that public-sector unions can no longer charge non-members mandatory fees for collective bargaining in Janus v. AFSCME. This decision effectively overturned the 1977 Supreme Court decision on Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. “Paying union fees should have never been a condition of employment in the public sector, and I applaud the Supreme Court for standing up fo... Read more

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