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  • Womack Offers Motion to Recommit on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— June 19, 2019….Today, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) offered a Motion to Recommit on the House floor. The amendment would have sent H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, back to the Appropriations Committee in order to address longstanding problems with the bill. Corrections needed include setting realistic spending numbers, adding funding for humanitarian assistance at the border, removing poison ... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Appointment of Mark Esper as Acting Secretary of Defense
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—June 18, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that Secretary of the Army Mark Esper will assume the role of Acting Secretary of Defense: “Mark Esper is an outstanding choice to serve as Acting Secretary of Defense. He is a proven leader who has served in uniform and has a deep understanding of defense, readiness, and security issues. Mark has done a great job as Secretary of the Army, and I’m confident that... Read more

  • Womack Reintroduces Constitutional Amendment to Protect the U.S. Flag
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—June 14, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), along with 14 cosponsors, today reintroduced H.J.Res.65, a joint resolution which restores Congress’s constitutional authority to ban the desecration of the United States flag. The reintroduction of the legislation coincides with Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Additionally, Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced a companion bill in the Senate. Congressman Wom... Read more

  • Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation to Receive $263 Million in Loans to Improve Electrical Grid in Arkansas and Missouri
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC—May 31, 2019....The United States Department of Agriculture this week announced that they will be providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states, including Arkansas and Missouri. The Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation in Berryville, Arkansas will receive over $263 million in loans to improve grid reliability throughout Arkansas and southwest Missouri. Congressman Womack (AR-03) said, “Our electric infrastructure must be able to meet the energy... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Applauds Emergency Declaration for State from Flooding and Severe Storms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – May 31, 2019…U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—announced that President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Arkansas, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance for emergency protective measures for 16 counties: Arkansas, Chicot, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebast... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Disaster Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – May 29, 2019….U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—sent a letter to President Donald Trump and administration officials urging them to support Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a federal disaster declaration due to extensive damage as a result of continued flooding and recent severe storms in the state. “The resourcefulness and resilience of Arkansans in recent days has been imp... Read more

  • Womack Meets with the President of the Marshall Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – May 23, 2019….Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today met with the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Hilda C. Heine, to reaffirm mutual commitments to the Compact of Free Association (COFA) and recognize the strategic importance of a strong Indo-Pacific region. Arkansas boasts the largest Marshallese population in the continental U.S. Congressman Womack said, “The strong Marshallese community in Springdale highlights the unique partnership our nations have shared... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Responds to Disappointing CMS Rule Change
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC–Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced their final drug pricing rule, which fails to address the unreasonable direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees levied by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) onto pharmacists. The announcement follows a letter sent by the Arkansas delegation to HHS Secretary Azar in support of the proposed rule, which would have essentially eliminated DIR fees. Upon the HHS’s announcement, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) rele... Read more

  • Arkansas Lawmakers Announce DOT Grant for Marion County Regional Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— May 17, 2019….Congressman Steve Womack, U.S. Senator John Boozman, and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton today announced that the Marion County Regional Airport will receive $963,315 in federal funding. The grant, which is awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), will be used to repave and update the airport runway. The project will include milling, crack repairs, asphalt overlay, and runw... Read more

  • Womack Statement on White House Immigration Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – May 16, 2019….Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after President Trump’s immigration announcement at the White House. “Our immigration policies have been failing our nation for years, and comprehensive reforms are necessary. Today, the President outlined key elements to fix our broken system, fully secure the border, and prioritize a merit-based process. I truly hope Congress will see this as an opportunity to restart stalled negotiations on t... Read more

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