Steve Womack

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Bella Vista Mobile Office Stop

2015/08/13

In the Third District, I have offices located in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Harrison. But I understand that many constituents aren't able or don’t have the time – to travel to the nearest office.

That’s why I am sending my office to YOU!

Come to my Mobile Office and allow my staff to assist you in your own town.

Bella Vista Mobile Office Stop
Thursday, August 13, 2015, from 2:00-4:00PM CDT
Riordan Hall
3 Riordan Drive
Bella Vista, AR 72714

Questions?  Call my Rogers office at (479) 464-0446 for more information.

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Alma Mobile Office Stop

2015/08/11

In the Third District, I have offices located in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Harrison. But I understand that many constituents aren't able or don’t have the time – to travel to the nearest office.

That’s why I am sending my office to YOU!

Come to my Mobile Office and allow my staff to assist you in your own town.

Alma Mobile Office Stop
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, from 11:00AM-1:00PM CDT
Alma Senior Center
248 East Collum Lane
Alma, AR 72921

Questions?  Call my Fort Smith office at (479) 424-1146 for more information.

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Eureka Springs Mobile Office Stop

2015/08/10

In the Third District, I have offices located in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Harrison. But I understand that many constituents aren't able or don’t have the time – to travel to the nearest office.

That’s why I am sending my office to YOU!

Come to my Mobile Office and allow my staff to assist you in your own town.

Eureka Springs Vista Mobile Office Stop
Monday, August 10, 2015, from 11:00AM-1:00PM CDT
Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce
516 Village Circle
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Questions?  Call my Harrison office at (870) 741-6900 for more information.

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Womack Takes Critical Votes for VA, Highways

2015/07/29

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of the VA Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 1994) and the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236): 

“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing to make great strides to right unacceptable practices occurring at VA hospitals across the country.  With the legislation passed today, administrators and other employees of the VA system will be held to a higher standard – a standard that all of those who fought in defense of this great nation deserve.  

“At the same time, the House has worked to give our veterans more options for quality care through thoughtful expansion of the Veterans Choice Program, while also ensuring that Chairman Shuster and Chairman Ryan have the bandwidth necessary to fine-tune significant Highway Trust Fund reforms to ultimately bring certainty to our infrastructure without adding to our crippling debt.  I am glad to put these meaningful VA reforms to rest and look forward to considering the long-term highway funding bill we desperately need.”

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.

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Womack Votes to Rein in Regulation

2015/07/28

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act:

“Businesses across the Third District and all over the country are being strangled by endless regulations.  Instead of growing their companies – and our economy – they are having to use their resources to comply with never-ending government mandates.  But tomorrow’s good-paying jobs don’t come from Washington bureaucrats, and for the sake of our small businesses and job creators, we must rein it in.  I am proud to cosponsor and vote for this essential legislation.”

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.

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Womack Supports Enforcement of Laws in Sanctuary Cities

2015/07/23

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act:

“As a former mayor, I understand firsthand the danger illegal immigration poses to local communities and firmly believe that cities should put the safety and security of its citizens before the interests of those here illegally.  Our immigration system undoubtedly needs reform, but there is absolutely no excuse for harboring and releasing criminal aliens and blatantly skirting federal law.  This deliberate lawlessness must stop.”

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.

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Arkansas Delegation Announces over $7 Million for Arkansas Higher Education

2015/07/22

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 expand education opportunities and help Arkansans from all walks of life develop the skills they need to be successful in the workforce,” Boozman said.

“Providing Arkansas students with the resources they need to succeed is critical.  I know these grants will help these institutions better serve their students,” Cotton said.

“It is imperative that our students have access to a top quality education and the best available resources.  These grants are to ensure the children who are struggling the most have that kind of access,” Crawford said.

“This funding will help low-income, first-generation, and disabled students in Arkansas succeed in their pursuit of higher education.  Providing all of our students with a first-rate education is vital to the long-term economy of our state, and I hope we can continue to take the steps needed to make Arkansas one of the most educated and highly skilled work forces in the country,” Hill said.

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.  These grants make the dream of college attainable for more Arkansans than ever before by providing the funding for much-needed support of these students and others who are in need of such services.  This will allow our campuses to grow increasingly diverse and ultimately, help more Arkansans earn a degree and enter the workforce with confidence.  I applaud this important investment,” Womack said.

“Creating an environment that promotes success in college is vital for the growth of our districts and the state of Arkansas,” Westerman said.  “Federal TRIO programs assist students with academic tutoring, assistance with student aid including application for assistance, and academic advising.  The funding of these programs at universities across the Fourth District will ensure that Arkansas students not only complete their undergraduate studies, but are able to enter the workforce prepared to compete in a global economy.”

The following institutions of higher education received funding:

  • Arkadelphia: Henderson State University will receive a total of $598, 324 in two grant awards. The school will receive $350,742 for funding under the Student Support Services Program and $247,582 in support of the schools’ Student Support Services-Disabled Project.
  • Batesville: University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will receive $220,000 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Beebe: Arkansas State University – Beebe will receive $247,584 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Blytheville: Arkansas Northeastern College will receive $281,511 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Clarksville: University of the Ozarks will receive $268,874 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  •  Fayetteville: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville will receive $347,789 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Forrest City: East Arkansas Community College will receive $303,529 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Fort Smith: University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will receive $220,000 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Heber Springs: Arkansas State University – Heber Springs will receive $220,000 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Helena-West Helena: Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas will receive $314,691 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Hot Springs: National Park Community College will receive $352,838 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Jonesboro: Arkansas State University – Jonesboro will receive $265,750 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Little Rock: University of Arkansas – Little Rock will receive $359,161 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Magnolia: Southern Arkansas University will receive $333,028 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Malvern: College of the Ouachitas will receive $257,086 for funding under the Student Support Services Program. 
  • Melbourne: Ozarka College will receive $278,421 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Mena: Rich Mountain Community College will receive $318,212 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • North Little Rock: Pulaski Technical College will receive $231,103 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Pine Bluff: University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff will receive $413,145 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Pine Bluff: Southeast Arkansas College will receive $231,103 for funding under the Student Support Services Program. 
  • Russellville: Arkansas Tech University will receive $220,000 for funding under the Student Services Support Services. 
  • Siloam Springs: John Brown University will receive $231,103 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • West Memphis: Mid-South Community College will receive $281,490 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.

These competitive grants are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.  Student Support Services (SSS) programs aim to provide services promoting persistence in and graduation from postsecondary institutions for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities.

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Siloam Springs Mobile Office Stop

2015/07/17

In the Third District, I have offices located in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Harrison. But I understand that many constituents aren't able  or don’t have the time – to travel to the nearest office.

That’s why I am sending my office to YOU!

Come to my Mobile Office and allow my staff to assist you in your own town.

Siloam Springs Mobile Office Stop
Friday, July 17, 2015, from 2:00PM – 4:00PM CDT
Arvest Bank Community Room
1645 Highway 412 West
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Questions?  Call my Rogers office at (479) 464-0446 for more information. Read More

Womack Statement on Death of Staff Sergeant David Wyatt

2015/07/17

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement regarding the death of Staff Sergeant David Wyatt in the tragic shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, July 16, 2015:

“I am heartbroken to learn of the loss of Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, who was gunned down performing his duties as Battery Operations Chief, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It is devastating that this decorated Marine was taken in the homeland that he served valiantly overseas to protect.  The Russellville and Atkins communities and the entire Third District – mourn the loss of this Russellville Cyclone and his fellow Marines.  My prayers are with his wife, his two children, and his parents.”


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.

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Womack Accepting Fall 2015 Internship Applications

2015/07/16

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) is currently seeking hard-working college students and recent graduates to serve as interns in his Washington, D.C. office, as well as his district offices in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Harrison, for the following session:

Fall 2015: August - December*
*Dates are flexible.

A congressional internship is a rewarding experience, and both Washington, D.C. and district office interns will work closely with Congressman Womack’s staff and constituents while learning the inner workings of the United States Congress and about issues affecting Arkansans.  Those interested in political science, government, public policy, business, and social work are encouraged to apply.  

Internship requirements and application materials are available on Congressman Womack's website

College students and recent graduates who are interested in interning should submit a completed application by Friday, August 7, 2015.

For more information, please call (202) 225-4301.

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.

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Womack Continues Call for Permanent Highway Funding Solution

2015/07/15

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3038, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II, which extends the programmatic and expenditure authority of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) through December 18, 2015, and authorizes appropriations for federal-aid highway, highway safety, and public transportation programs:

“We desperately need a long-term highway funding bill, and it is frustrating that a permanent, sustainable, and agreeable revenue source still evades Congress.  Arkansas’s roads and bridges are in dire need of repair, and they are not waiting for Congress as they continue to crumble.  I remain committed to finding a long-term solution but believe that we must provide states some level of certainty to prevent a critical interruption in transportation investment while we work towards returning solvency and dependability to the Highway Trust Fund once and for all.”


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.

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Arkansas Delegation Introduces APPROVAL Act in House

2015/07/15

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) – along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), French Hill (AR-2), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4) – yesterday introduced H.R. 3062, a bill to grant a state the right to approve or reject an electric transmission project prior to the federal government’s execution of newfound authority to take private property. 

The Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act (H.R. 3062) directs the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to obtain approval from a governor and state public service commission, prior to approval of any Section 1222 transmission project and subsequent use of federal eminent domain, as well as the approval of any tribal government for affected lands.  The APPROVAL Act creates additional protections for states, as well as individuals, by requiring these projects – if approved – to be placed on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers whenever possible.  The Senate companion bill, S. 485, was introduced by Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) in February 2015. 

After introduction, the original sponsors released the following statements:

“The responsibility of approving electric transmission lines has historically been reserved for states, but yet again, the federal government has forced its way into a place it does not belong,” said Womack.  “It is our Congressional obligation to protect states and their Tenth Amendment right to maintain ‘powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States.’” 

“Arkansas officials and residents should decide the best use for our state’s land, not the federal government,” said Crawford.  “This legislation places the power to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ firmly in the hands of state and tribal governments, and also directs the federal government to use its own resources as much as possible, instead of infringing on the rights of private property owners.”

“The right to private property is fundamental to a free society.  Unfortunately, the federal government continues to show little respect for this important personal liberty,” said Westerman.  “I strongly support the APPROVAL Act because it safeguards landowners from the threat of having their property taken through eminent domain.  This bill provides flexibility and empowers our states by ensuring they have the final say on eminent domain.  I hope to see this legislation move through the House of Representatives in a timely manner.”

The DOE is currently in the process of reviewing public comments on the first application for Section 1222 authority by Clean Line Energy Partners, LLC through the Plains & Eastern project following the end of the second public comment period on Monday, July 13, 2015.  This high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission line, if approved, would cross the entire state of Arkansas despite being denied a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Arkansas Public Service Commission. 

The final text of the bill can be found here.

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Womack, Himes, Delaney, Wagner Support H.R. 1334 Passage, Urge Senate Action

2015/07/14

The House today considered the Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1334), a bill introduced by Representatives Steve Womack (AR-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), John Delaney (MD-6), and Ann Wagner (MO-2), on the House Floor.  If signed into law, H.R. 1334 would extend to savings and loan holding companies (SLHCs) the same shareholder registration thresholds that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act established for banks and bank holding companies.  The legislation previously passed the House as H.R. 801 on January 14, 2014, and as H.R. 37 – Title III on January 14, 2015.  

Prior to passage, Congressman Womack spoke from the House Floor in support of H.R. 1334.  The full video can be watched below.

The Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2015 was subsequently approved in the House by voice-vote.  After passage, the original sponsors released the following statements:

“Thank you to Chairman Hensarling, the entire Financial Services Committee, and the cosponsors of this bill for their continued efforts to make right this JOBS Act oversight and ensure that savings and loan holding companies are treated in the same manner as bank and bank holding companies,” said Womack.  “I am hopeful that the third time is the charm and that the Senate will quickly pass this legislation, allowing SLHCs across the country to focus on serving the lending needs of their communities rather than unintended overregulation from Washington.”

“This is a simple fix of an oversight of the JOBS Act,” said Himes.  “It was not the intention of Congress to treat savings and loans differently than bank and bank holding companies in this context, and today’s passage of H.R. 1334 ensures that the shareholder registration threshold is applied equally.  This will give smaller institutions the flexibility they need to compete in the market and help people get the loans they need for homes, cars, or other large purchases, which is of vital importance in this economy.”

“I am proud to support this bipartisan legislation which will help savings and loan holding companies serve their customers,” said Delaney.  “I thank Congressman Womack for his work on this legislation, which is a commonsense fix that puts SLHCs on a level playing field with banks.  To create jobs and grow our economy we need to improve access to capital for small businesses and families.” 

“I am pleased to help sponsor this bipartisan legislation so that Congress can help increase lending and investment in our local communities,” said Wagner.  “Increasing the ability of these institutions to lend will in turn increase economic activity in Missouri and around the country.”

The full text of the bill can be found here.

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Womack Responds to Iran Nuclear Agreement

2015/07/14

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s announcement of a final agreement in nuclear negotiations with Iran:  

“Iran is the world’s largest sponsor of terror.  By paving the way for this most dangerous state to obtain nuclear weapons and a free flow of arms, this agreement will ultimately increase Iran’s influence in Iraq and Syria and its ability to support violent extremists worldwide.  I simply cannot condone a deal that legitimizes and empowers this regime and jeopardizes U.S. security, the Israeli state, and stability in the Middle East.  I pray for the safety of our nation.” 

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.

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Atkins Mobile Office Stop

2015/07/14

In the Third District, I have offices located in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Harrison. But I understand that many constituents aren't able  or don’t have the time – to travel to the nearest office.

That’s why I am sending my office to YOU!

Come to my Mobile Office and allow my staff to assist you in your own town.

Atkins Mobile Office Stop
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 11:00AM – 1:00PM CDT
Atkins City Hall
310 Northeast 1st Street
Atkins, AR 72823

Questions?  Call my Fort Smith office at (479) 424-1146 for more information. Read More

Western Grove Mobile Office Stop

2015/07/13

In the Third District, I have offices located in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Harrison. But I understand that many constituents aren't able  or don’t have the time – to travel to the nearest office.

That’s why I am sending my office to YOU!

Come to my Mobile Office and allow my staff to assist you in your own town.

Western Grove Mobile Office Stop
Monday, July 13, 2015, from 11:00AM – 1:00PM CDT
Western Grove City Hall
500 Highway 65 North
Western Grove, AR 72685

Questions?  Call my Harrison office at (870) 741-6900 for more information. Read More

Coffee with the Congressman – Centerton

2015/07/01

Don't miss the chance to join me for coffee!

Coffee with the Congressman – Centerton
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
8:30-10:00AM CDT 
Centerton City Hall Courtroom
290 Main Street
Centerton, AR 72719

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Coffee with the Congressman – Barling

2015/06/30

Don't miss the chance to join me for coffee!

Coffee with the Congressman – Barling
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
8:30-10:00AM CDT 
Barling Senior Citizen Center
1605 M Street
Barling, AR 72923

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Coffee with the Congressman – Harrison

2015/06/29

Don't miss the chance to join me for coffee!

Coffee with the Congressman – Harrison
Monday, June 29, 2015
8:30-9:30AM CDT 
Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café
1012 Highway 65 North
Harrison, AR 72601