Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House yesterday passed the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill. The bill provides annual funding for the Treasury Department, the Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other related agencies:
“For the first time in six years, the House took up and passed our subcommittee’s vital legislation that not only funds critical financially-focused agencies and programs, but rightfully caps and cuts administrative overreach and poorly-labeled consumer protections. While maintaining proper support for the court systems, including the Supreme Court, as well as the Treasury and other crucial programs for the functioning of this country, we clearly countered an aggressive administration and its flawed policies across the spectrum. From rolling back regulatory burdens imposed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to reversing flawed ‘net neutrality’ policies at the Federal Communications Commission and finally bringing the misnamed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under congressional oversight, this wide-reaching legislation strongly demonstrates a pro-growth and pro-consumer agenda by leading from the front. This is an outstanding bill that we have worked on for months, and I am happy to see it make its way through this Chamber.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Financial Services and General Government, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.