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Womack Supports All-of-the-Above Energy Policy

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015: “Our energy landscape has changed drastically over the last 40 years; by modernizing and improving our infrastructure while keeping needed focus on jobs, security, and independence, this bill updates our energy policies to reflect ...

ICYMI: Womack Speaks Out Against Clean Power Plan on House Floor

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On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke out against the Clean Power Plan and urged the House to support S.J. Res. 24, a joint resolution to provide for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to “Carbon Pollution Emission Guid...

Press Release: Lawmakers: Congress Must Act on Ethanol Mandate

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Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final rules for the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) released the following statement: “The EPA’s decision to funnel more ethanol into the fuel supply is terribly disappointing. The RFS requirements announced today will push ...

Womack Responds to Rejection of Keystone XL

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Americans want the opportunities created by the Keystone XL. I am disappointed, but not surprised, that President Obama has again put a restrictive energy agenda and the call of extreme environmental groups over the interests of honest Americans and their ...

Arkansas Delegation Concerned Over Timing Clean Line Environmental Impact Study

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U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton – along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman – are questioning the timing of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project. In a letter sent Wednesday to DOE Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the members express...

Boozman, Womack Highlight Need for APPROVAL Act during House Natural Resources Hearing

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U.S. Senator John Boozman and Congressman Steve Womack today delivered statements about the importance of the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Areas to Land (APPROVAL) Act before Congressman Bruce Westerman and members of the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. The APPROVAL Act would restore states’ rights to approve or reject an electric transmi...

Womack Votes to Lift Crude Export Ban

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after supporting House passage of H.R. 702, a bill to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions and lift the crude oil export ban: “Since I was elected to Congress, I have supported an all-of-the-above approach to our nation’s energy policy; the passage of this important legislation continues that record with the repeal of ...

Arkansas Delegation Asks Energy Secretary to Address Oversight Concerns

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U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman—are asking Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to address their detailed concerns about the federal government’s possible unprecedented partnership with a third party to construct an electrical transmission project through Arkansas. The Department of Energy (DOE) is consideri...

Policy Update: The EPA's Disingenuous Clean Power Plan

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By now, you have likely heard of the finalization of what the Obama Administration has dubbed the “Clean Power Plan” to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants. Given the drastic effects this plan will have on the state of Arkansas, in this week’s newsletter (which you can sign up to receive here), I needed to offer my perspective on what I like to call an all-of-the-a...

Womack Statement on EPA CPP Regulations

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement regarding President Obama's announced Clean Power Plan (CPP): “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to act with total disregard for the average American's energy bill in carrying out the will of this radical Administration. The decision to finalize the Clean Power Plan under the misinterpreted Section 111(d) of t...

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