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  • Arkansas Delegation Applauds Grant to Help Combat Opioid Epidemic in Rural Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman, welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announcement that it is awarding a grant to the University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service aimed at helping prevent opioid abuse among Arkansans in rural communities. “The opioid crisis has been devastating and has resulted in a dramatic spike ... Read more

  • Womack Votes in Favor of the Children’s Health Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released today the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3922, The Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation (CHAMPION) Act of 2017: “This morning, the House took a major step forward for children and other Americans in need of care by voting to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), community health centers, and other vital public health initiatives. Providing CHIP with a five year extension wil... Read more

  • Womack Keeps Promise to Protect Seniors’ Access to Medicare
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released today the following statement after the House passed H.R. 849, The Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017: “Since its proposal, the vastly overreaching Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) has undoubtedly threatened our nation’s health care system. Eliminating IPAB is a necessary step to place seniors back on the level they deserve and strip away the new and unprecedented board authority to make unchallenged cuts to Medicare s... Read more

  • Womack Statement on the National Opioid Epidemic Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency: “175 Americans die each day from a drug overdose. Our country simply cannot look the other way. This is a national emergency and today’s announcement signals an unwavering commitment by this administration to address this epidemic. I am committed to working with the President and my colleagues in Congress to bring solutions to t... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Expresses Support for Arkansas’s 1115 Waiver Request for Obamacare Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) along with Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas) and Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today sent a letter to acting Health and Human Services Secretary, Don Wright, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma expressing strong support for Arkansas’s 1115 Waiver Request for relief from Obamacare’s Med... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Healthcare Stall
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-03) today released the following statement regarding the struggles to pass healthcare legislation through both houses: “Early this morning, the Senate failed in delivering a healthcare bill that would rid the country of the collapsing Obamacare mandates. I am deeply saddened that we have come to this point as a Congress. With an unfinished budget and eight stalled appropriations bills left to pass in the House alone, this is not the time to be taking a break for Augu... Read more

  • ICYMI: Womack Voices Support for Budget Resolution, Repealing Obamacare on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget

    On Friday, January 13, 2017, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke in support of S.Con.Res. 3, the budgetary and procedural measure that sets the congressional budget for the United States Government and begins the reconciliation process, the necessary first step in repealing Obamacare. S.Con.Res. 3 subsequently passed the House by a vote of 227-198. “Mr. Chairman, by adopting this Budget Resolution, we will set into motion the repeal of the Affordable Care ... Read more

  • Womack Votes to Override H.R. 3762 Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House voted to override the President’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act: “The passage of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act marked the first time Congress used the Reconciliation process since the Obama Administration did so six years ago to force Obamacare and its taxes and mandates onto us all. It is a shame that the President and his al... Read more

  • Womack Votes to Send Reconciliation Act to President's Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Abortion, Budget

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act: “For the first time, Congress has placed a repeal of the most onerous parts of Obamacare and an elimination of federal funding for Planned Parenthood on President Obama’s desk, forcing him to make a tough choice: respect the will of the American people or protect his namesake law and Planned Parenthood. Unfortun... Read more

  • Policy Update: Combatting Opioid Addiction
    Posted in Blog on August 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    For the past seven months, the 114th Congress has been hard at work on the issues facing America. But there still is much to be done. In this week’s newsletter (which you can sign up to receive here), I thought I would bring to your attention one of the bills I hope will join the 49 that have been signed into law so far this Congress – and that’s the Opioid Addiction Treatment Modernization Act (H.R. 2872), which Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-8) and I introduced on June 24, 2015. The Uni... Read more

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