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Womack Statement on Passage of H.R. 5895

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed the first appropriations package of fiscal year (FY) 2019, H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, the Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Act. This legislation provides these programs a total of $145.4 billion in discretionary funding for FY 2019. “Funding our government is a fund...

Womack Statement on Committee Passage of MilCon/VA Spending Bill

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement today after the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (MilCon/VA) by a unanimous voice vote. The bill includes $96.9 billion in discretionary funding, $4.2 billion above current levels, to better equip our military installations an...

Womack Statement on Advancement of MilCon/VA Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement today after the advancement of the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations (MilCon/VA) bill out of subcommittee. This bill provides an increase of $4.2 billion in discretionary dollars to adequately care for veterans and military families. “This bill is a testament to...

Womack Statement on Passage of S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

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"The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act creates a new, streamlined process to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee for poor performance or misconduct on a shortened timeline, while still protecting due process rights. This legislation will help keep the VA accountable. Care for our nation’s veterans is non-negotiable. We must honor their service an...

Womack Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Protect U.S. Flag from Desecration

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), joined by Congressmen Steven Palazzo (MS-4), Bradley Byrne (AL-1), Robert Aderholt (AL-4), Trent Franks (AZ-8), Paul Cook (CA-8), Ralph Abraham (LA-5), Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1), Mark Amodei (NV-2), Bill Johnson (OH-6), Joe Wilson (SC-2), Marsha Blackburn (TN-7), Pete Olson (TX-22), and Evan Jenkins (WV-3), introduced H.J.Res. 61, a joint resolution which restores Co...

Womack Takes Critical Votes for VA, Highways

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of the VA Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 1994) and the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236): “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing to make great strides to right unacceptable practices occurring at VA hospitals across the country. With ...

Boozman, Cotton, Womack Announce Funding for U of A Mentoring Program for Veteran, Minority Farmers

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U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representative Steve Womack (AR-3), today announced that the University of Arkansas (U of A) has been awarded funding to develop an online and in-person training and mentoring program for military veterans and minority farmers. “Establishing this type of career development program at our state’s flagship university is significant in light ...

Womack Statement in Honor of Veterans Day

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day: “There is simply no way to fully express our gratitude for our servicemen and women. Without their selfless service, patriotism, and commitment to defending our freedom, America would not be herself. We are forever indebted to them, and today, as our nation pauses to honor our past, current, and future...

Times Record: Womack Honors Veterans At Golden Living Event

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One of the greatest pieces of the American fabric is that the nation’s military is made up of those who volunteer themselves in order to serve and protect the country, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, said at a Thursday Veterans Day event. The ceremony at the Golden Living administrative center in Fort Smith was held to honor of the company’s veteran employees, the veteran residents the company s...

Policy Update: The VA Scandal

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Americans are empowered when their government works for – not against – them. But as you know, the federal government has faced quite a few scandals as of late, including the IRS targeting scandal, the attack in Benghazi, and the VA scandal. In this week’s policy update, I will discuss the VA scandal and what Congress has done in response to the revelation that some within the Department of Vetera...

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