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  • Womack Statement on Secretary of Defense Review of JEDI
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—August 1, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after Defense Secretary Mark Esper ordered a review of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program, which is a major cloud computing contract for the Department of Defense. Congressman Womack has followed the program closely and continually expressed ethical and policy concerns: “Given the many shortcomings of the JEDI procurement process, I fully support Secretary Esper’s decision to... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Confirmation of Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—July 23, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement on the confirmation of Mark Esper as the U.S. Secretary of Defense: “Strong military leadership is critical to U.S. security, and I applaud the Senate for confirming Mark Esper as our nation’s next Secretary of Defense. I know him personally – he is a proven leader who has commanded troops in battle and also has extensive experience in defense policy and navigating department issues. With complex cha... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Supports Proposed Rule to Aid State’s Rural Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – July 23, 2019….U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04), are signaling their support for a proposed rule that would see rural hospitals receive higher levels of reimbursement from Medicare. In a letter written to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, the delegation emphasized how the proposal would address a disadvantage... Read more

  • Womack Votes to Protect Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—July 18, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after House Democrats pushed their Raise the Wage Act, an unprecedented anti-jobs, anti-worker minimum wage bill, on the floor today. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that this legislation could cause a loss of nearly 4 million jobs. In contrast to pro-growth Republican policies that have naturally led to higher wages, increased job opportunities, and economic growth, the Raise t... Read more

  • Womack Statement on House Democrats’ Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—July 16, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House voted on H. Res. 489: “While I don’t condone recent remarks by the President, I will not support a Democrat effort to single out President Trump when members of the majority party are on the record with hateful, disparaging, and anti-Semitic remarks of their own without consequence. It’s hypocrisy at its worst. I believe our President loves this country, its people of all backgrounds,... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Politicization of the NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—July 12, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after House Democrats politicized the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is historically a bipartisan initiative that supports our national defense, to pass a partisan version of the bill. With today’s vote, the House version of the NDAA received its lowest level of support since 1973. Comparatively, the Senate voted on a bipartisan package, which passed 86-to-8: “I regret the fact that... Read more

  • Womack Joins Congressional Delegation Trip to West Point
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—July 9, 2019….Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), Chairman of the West Point Board of Visitors, and a bipartisan group of congressional representatives traveled to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to learn about cadet training programs and discuss the ongoing work to educate and support the young men and women who volunteer to serve our country. The delegation observed cadet summer training, learned about academy leadership development, talked about needed upgrades to trainin... Read more

  • Womack Statement on House Passage of Supplemental Aid
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—June 27, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House passed bipartisan legislation that will provide needed aid and resources to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. The legislation will now go to President Trump for signature: “Inaction was not an option, and I’m glad that House Democrats finally stopped blocking a vote on this bipartisan package. With today’s House passage, Congress has finally provided... Read more

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Help Establish Industrial Park in Opportunity Zone in Berryville
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—June 21, 2019....Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the city of Berryville, Arkansas, to provide critical infrastructure needed to establish a 160-acre industrial park. The project, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $401,100 in local funds and is expected to create or retain more than 400 jobs and spur mor... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Announces FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – June 20, 2019….U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Arkansas. The following locations will be able to help Arkansans impacted by flooding: Perry County Opening at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 First Assembly of God 2151 Arkansas Highway 60 Houston, AR 72070 Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... Read more

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