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Arkansas Delegation Introduces Farm Protection Act of 2014

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Yesterday, members of the Arkansas House delegation introduced H.R. 5542, the Farm Protection Act of 2014. The legislation was introduced to help protect ag-producers who may become creditors in a bankruptcy. Earlier this summer, a grain merchandiser, known as Turner Grain, located in Arkansas’s First District ended its operations and has since entered into bankruptcy litigation causing problems f...

Arkansas Delegation Announces Disaster Declaration for Farmers, Ranchers Affected by Flooding

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U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4), today announced that 23 Arkansas counties have been designated as disaster areas, allowing farmers and ranchers to receive assistance to recover from losses caused by severe weather in the state. In June, east Arkansas was ravaged by flash flooding...

ICYMI: Womack Addresses Farm Bill on House Floor

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In a speech on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today addressed the farm bill. The conference report was subsequently approved in the House with a bipartisan vote of 251-166. In addition to reducing mandatory spending by $23 billion, the conference report makes important reforms to farm and food programs. “For me, it would be easy to vote against this conference report. But unlike ...

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act

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Reps. Steve Womack (R-AR), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following statement today regarding the introduction of the RFS Reform Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The RFS debate is no longer just a debate about fuel or food. It is also a debate about jobs, small business, and economic growth. The federal government’s creation of an artificial m...

Arkansas House Members Introduce Sensible School Lunch Act

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Today, Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) introduced the Sensible School Lunch Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation will provide school districts with greater flexibility in implementing new rules for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The House bill is a companion to bipartisan legislat...

Womack Statement on EPA's RFS Waiver Decision

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“In August, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson with 155 of my House colleagues asking for immediate relief from the government’s ethanol production mandate. On Friday, the EPA denied that request, citing a lack of “severe economic harm” to justify such a decision, despite evidence to the contrary. When an agency fails to act, Congress must, and while disappointing, this decision mad...

Womack and Bipartisan Coalition of Members to Urge EPA to Act Now to Reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard Mandate

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WASHINGTON - Congressman Steve Womack – with Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Jim Matheson (D-UT), and more than 150 other Members of Congress – sent a letter this morning to the EPA Administrator urging her to take action to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to help ease corn supply concerns and protect American consumers, livestock producers, and the economy.

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