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  • 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

  • Womack Statement on Passage of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019. H.R. 5515 increases the authorization for military funding to $717 billion, provides the biggest pay raise for our troops in nine years, and makes critical investments in our military. “One of Congress’s most fundamental duties is to ‘provide for the common defense’ of our nation. The bipartisan NDAA focuses on restoring read... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Expanding Tuition Assistance in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed by a voice vote Congressman Steve Russell’s (OK-5) amendment to the fiscal year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This amendment would permit individuals who are eligible for the Department of Defense tuition assistance program to use their benefits for licensing, credentialing, and certification programs, accomplishing the same goals as the Credentialing, Ed... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Committee Passage of MilCon/VA Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans , Defense

    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 and provide quality care to American veterans. “The passage of this bill is proof of our committee’s d... 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

  • Womack Statement on Passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY18
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY18 (NDAA): “Today, I commend the House for carrying out its most fundamental duty of providing for the common defense of the Republic through passage of this bill. It is an important first step in bringing back readiness, resources, and reform to the finest fighting forces in the world. The NDAA expands the Armed Forces to counter the growing threats worldwide, provid... Read more

  • Womack Elected Chairman of West Point Board of Visitors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Appointed as one of four U.S. Representatives to serve on the United States Military Academy (USMA) Board of Visitors by Speaker of the House John Boehner in February 2012, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) was today elected USMA Board of Visitors Chairman. “I am humbled to be named Chairman of the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors and am grateful for the support from my colleagues in Congress and board appointees alike – we all serve as one voice in guiding this exemplary instituti... Read more

  • ICYMI: Womack Addresses FY17 Defense Appropriations on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke in support of H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017. H.R. 1301 was subsequently passed by the House by a vote of 371-48. The bill provides funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017. “Mr. Speaker, not only does this bill rebuild readiness by giving our troops the equipment they need, but it also revers... Read more

  • Arkansas Congressional Members Visit Deploying Arkansas Guard Members at Fort Bliss
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressmen Steve Womack (AR-03) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) spent today with Arkansas National Guard members at Fort Bliss, Texas, as the soldiers prepare for overseas deployment. “It was an honor to join Arkansas National Guard members at Fort Bliss as they finalize their training and prepare for their overseas mission. These men and women are making tremendous sacrifices in defense of our nation, and I am grateful for this opportunity to share my appreciat... Read more

  • Womack Awarded Highest Civilian Honor from U.S. Army
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) was today awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service – the highest award the Secretary of the Army may bestow upon a civilian – by Secretary Eric Fanning. “I am truly humbled to receive this incredible honor and am grateful to Secretary Fanning for not only recognizing me with the Army’s highest civilian award, but also for his service to our nation,” said Congressman Womack. “As a 30-year veteran of the Arkansas Army Guard, h... Read more

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