Washington, DC—June 18, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that Secretary of the Army Mark Esper will assume the role of Acting Secretary of Defense:
“Mark Esper is an outstanding choice to serve as Acting Secretary of Defense. He is a proven leader who has served in uniform and has a deep understanding of defense, readiness, and security issues. Mark has done a great job as Secretary of the Army, and I’m confident that he will continue to be a strong and effective voice in his new role. The Department of Defense needs a Senate-confirmed leader, and I hope President Trump will make an official nomination in the coming weeks.”
Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense and transportation, housing and urban development subcommittees.