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  • Womack Statement on Passage of Right to Try
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017, sending the bill, which improves access to experimental medications for terminally ill patients, to the President’s desk to be signed into law: “Arkansas was the seventh of thirty eight states to adopt Right to Try legislation. Today, I was proud to join my colleagues in giving terminally ill Amer... Read more

  • Womack votes YEA for the Right to Try Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5247, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018, which improves access to experimental medications for terminally ill patients: "By allowing terminally ill patients who have exhausted all options to try experimental - but potentially life-saving - treatments, we're giving them a hopeful chance at life. Arkansas was the seventh st... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Statement on CMS Approval of Arkansas’s Work Requirements for Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON— Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas), and Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today released the following statement applauding CMS’s approval of work requirements for Arkansas’s Medicaid program: “Encouraging people who can work to find employment is a common-sense policy with a track record of success. It not only focuses Medicaid dollars on those who need it most; it also helps people g... Read more

  • 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

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