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Senate Passes Womack Cosponsored Bill to Support Marshallese in Arkansas

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Washington, December 6, 2018 | comments

Washington, DC – December 6, 2018….Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the Senate passed the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States, legislation he cosponsored and helped pass in the House. The legislation reforms current law to allow the Marshallese and other citizens of Freely Associated States to obtain a permanent driver's license or personal identification card. The bill will now head to President’s desk for final signature. More information about the bill can be found here.

“I am thrilled to see the Senate take action to support the Marshallese community in Springdale and across the U.S. Today’s passage means that Marshallese residents of Arkansas’s Third Congressional District are one step closer to having the tools needed to further empower themselves and pursue opportunity in our region. The Marshallese people are part of the fabric of our state, and this common sense solution will support the great relationship we have built as a community. I look forward to seeing it swiftly signed into law by President Trump.”

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense, military construction-veterans affairs, and labor-health and human services subcommittees. Additionally, he co-chairs the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform.



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