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House RFS Leaders Respond to Trump’s Decision to Lift Ban on E15 Summer Sales

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) along with Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement on President Trump’s proposal to lift a federal ban on summer sales of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol: “Efforts to prop up the ethanol industry have been a well-intentioned flop, and this week’s announcement from the current administration will profoundly impact c...

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 Passage of WRDA

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. This bipartisan legislation authorizes funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, allowing for improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks and dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infras...

Press Release: Arkansas Delegation Urges Secretary Perry to Review Clean Line Project

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U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rick Perry urging him to preserve states’ rights and review the Clean Line project, an energy transmission line that stretches nearly 300 miles across the sta...

Arkansas Delegation Introduces Bill Giving States Power to Reject Federal Electric Transmission Projects

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U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today will introduce legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its power to take private property. The Assuring Private Prope...

Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform

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Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315) for the 115th Congress: “The Renewable Fuel Standard is a well-intentioned flop. After a decade of this policy, it’s clearer than ever that the federal government’s creation of...

Arkansas Delegation, Chairman Bishop Applaud Committee Passage of APPROVAL Act

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Congressman French Hill (AR-2), Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-4), and Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-1) released the following statements after the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act (H.R. 3062) today passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources by a vote of 19-11. “The success of the APPR...

RFS Mandate is Unsustainable

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U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and Steve Womack (R-AR) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2017 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “The proposed increases in the volume of ethanol under the current RFS will continue to harm America’s consumers ...

Arkansas Delegation Denounces DOE Clean Line Approval

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Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Bruce Westerman today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) to use Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109–58) to partner with Clean Line Energy in an energy transmission project across Arka...

Arkansas Delegation Meets with DOE Secretary for Answers on Transmission Line Project

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U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman, released the following statement after meeting today with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz to get thorough answers to questions they asked in September about the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project: “We appreciate Secretary Moniz list...

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