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Womack Announces 2017 John Paul Hammerschmidt Fellow

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today announced that Kayley Corley, a member of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) class of 2017, has been selected to serve as the 2017 John Paul Hammerschmidt (JPH) Fellow. The JPH Fellowship was established in 2013 in conjunction with UAFS and is named for former Arkansas Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt (1966-1993), who passed away on April 1, ...

Womack Supports Perkins Act Reauthorization

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House today passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), which reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills necessary to compete for and succeed in high-wage, high-demand careers: “A...

Policy Update: The Carl D. Perkins Reauthorization

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In 1984, Congress authorized the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, which seeks to provide secondary and postsecondary students with the education and skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Since 1984, the Perkins Act has been reauthorized twice, the last time being in 2006, making the most recent update a decade old. This act authorized a range of career and technical ...

UA, ASU Receive DOJ Grants to Research Homegrown Terror

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U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-01) and Steve Womack (AR-03), today announced that the University of Arkansas (UA) and Arkansas State University (ASU) will receive grants from the Department of Justice (DOJ) totaling over $900,000 to study domestic radicalization. UA will receive $399,531 to identify behavioral characteristics of homegrown terror...

Policy Update: Education Reform

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I’ll be the first to tell you that education has not always been a focal point in Congress, but it is increasingly becoming one of the most critical domestic issues facing our country. As such, in this week’s newsletter (which you can sign up to receive here), I wanted to share my views on education reform and update you on the work Congress is doing to improve and strengthen our education system....

Arkansas Delegation Announces over $7 Million for Arkansas Higher Education

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U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton – along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4) – today announced over $7 million in funding for Arkansas Higher Education under the U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services Program. “Supporting diversity throughout higher education is important for our state. These grants will...

Womack Supports Student Success Act

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act: “Education is the foundation for our children’s – and our nation’s – long-term prosperity. Unfortunately, important decisions about what’s best for our students have been left in the hands of federal bureaucrats, whose sweeping mandates have failed to improve student achie...

Boozman, Cotton, Womack Announce Funding for U of A Mentoring Program for Veteran, Minority Farmers

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U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representative Steve Womack (AR-3), today announced that the University of Arkansas (U of A) has been awarded funding to develop an online and in-person training and mentoring program for military veterans and minority farmers. “Establishing this type of career development program at our state’s flagship university is significant in light ...

Times Record: Womack Celebrates Fort Smith School’s Achievements

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During a break from duties in Washington, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, visited Woods Elementary School students and faculty Wednesday to honor and celebrate their many recent achievements. In 2013, four teachers from Woods received awards in economic education. Second-grade teacher Kimberly Been, third- and fourth-grade teacher Jenny Holland and fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Howald received t...

Womack Named Vice Chair of Labor-H

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Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) was today appointed by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (KY-5) to serve as vice chairman of the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. He will serve as chair of the subcommittee in the absence of subcommittee Chairman Jack Kingston (GA-1) and assist him in official committee duties. "It is our goa...

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