Steve Womack

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Womack Statement on Swearing-in of President Donald J. Trump

2017/01/20

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump took the oath and was sworn into office:

“Today, I was proud to stand with my wife, Terri, on the West Front of the Capitol to witness the swearing-in of America’s 45th President Donald J. Trump and 48th Vice President Michael R. Pence. For the past eight years, Republicans in Congress have fought to protect the conservative values of our center-right country and fought back against a liberal agenda that was to the detriment of our people. We and the American people alike were frustrated to have the good work coming out of Congress stonewalled rather than having an Administration willing to work with us.

“This historic day brings much promise and the opportunity for which we’ve been waiting. The responsibility is on us, and we have much to do. Together with the Trump Administration, I believe the 115th Congress will do exactly what the American people have asked of us. My sleeves are rolled up, and I’m ready.”

Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.

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ICYMI: Womack Voices Support for Budget Resolution, Repealing Obamacare on House Floor

2017/01/13

On Friday, January 13, 2017, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke in support of S.Con.Res. 3, the budgetary and procedural measure that sets the congressional budget for the United States Government and begins the reconciliation process, the necessary first step in repealing Obamacare. S.Con.Res. 3 subsequently passed the House by a vote of 227-198.

 

“Mr. Chairman, by adopting this Budget Resolution, we will set into motion the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

“Last week, on this very Floor, the Minority Leader, Ms. Pelosi stood here and called Obamacare a ‘magnificent success.’ And yet, since being sworn into office in 2011, I have heard just the opposite from my constituents. Every single day, I have heard that Obamacare is raising the cost of health care, creating uncertainty in Arkansas, hurting Americans…. That we need to replace it with real reforms that focus on the patient, not the government.

“But this law is not just bad for patients and health care consumers. Obamacare’s onerous mandates and endless regulations are hitting industry across the board – it stifles business; it squelches private-sector job growth; and it hurts our economy.”

Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.

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Womack Awarded Highest Civilian Honor from U.S. Army

2017/01/12

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) was today awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service – the highest award the Secretary of the Army may bestow upon a civilian – by Secretary Eric Fanning.

“I am truly humbled to receive this incredible honor and am grateful to Secretary Fanning for not only recognizing me with the Army’s highest civilian award, but also for his service to our nation,” said Congressman Womack.  “As a 30-year veteran of the Arkansas Army Guard, having the ability to continue working on behalf of our soldiers as a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense – as well as help shepherd young cadets on the eve of active service as the vice-chair of the West Point Board of Visitors – is an opportunity of a lifetime.  I am proud to tirelessly advocate for our soldiers, including our guardsmen and reservists, and all of our brave men and women in uniform.”

Upon awarding this decoration to Congressman Womack, Secretary Fanning said, “this award represents my appreciation for Congressman Steve Womack's work on the United States Military Academy's Board of Visitors and support to the Army during my time as Secretary.  I am grateful for his steadfast support to the Army and our friendship that goes back to my time in the Air Force.”

The citation reads, “for distinguished service as a member of the United States House of Representatives, House Appropriations Committee on Defense and the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (BOV) during the 114th Congress. Representative Steve Womack was a tireless public servant advancing Congressional support for funding the Army to meet the rapidly evolving threats to our Nation's security and ensuring Soldiers have what they need to succeed.  Representative Womack's steadfast support to the United States Military Academy through his committed service as the vice-chair of the BOV ensured all future Army leaders have the education and training needed to succeed.  His exceptional contributions were integral to the Army receiving the necessary resources to support combat, sustain the all-volunteer force and improve the quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians and Families.  He vigorously supported Army efforts and worked diligently to overcome the fiscal and political challenges inherent in funding our national security priorities.  Representative Womack's distinctive accomplishments and unwavering commitment reflect great credit upon himself, the United States House of Representatives and the United States of America.”


Background


The Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service was established by directive of the Secretary of the Army in May 1956. This award recognizes distinguished service toward the accomplishment of the Army's mission and is the highest honorary award that the Secretary of the Army may grant to a private citizen. The Secretary of the Army awards this decoration to those who provide distinguished service that makes a substantial contribution to the accomplishment of the Army's missions. Eligible individuals include civilians not employed by the Army or Army contractors, federal government officials at the policy development level, and technical personnel who serve the Army in an advisory capacity or as consultants.

Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.

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Womack Votes to Cut Red Tape, Promote Growth

2017/01/11

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017, which includes the texts of six previously House-passed bills – the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 185-114), the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 4768-114), the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (H.R. 527-114), the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act (H.R. 3438-114), the All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act (H.R. 1759-114), and the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act (H.R. 690-114):

“For the past eight years, America’s job creators have been desperate for relief from the endless stream of regulations coming out of Washington that continue to stunt their success and ability to grow. The 115th Congress is wasting no time delivering long-awaited alleviation from the Federal Government’s regulatory restraints to create more opportunity and build a stronger America.”


Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.

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Womack Votes to Rein in Executive Regulations

2017/01/05

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017: 

“Regulations and red tape have greatly hindered the growth and success of businesses across the Third District and the rest of the country.  Instead of creating more government mandates, we need to reassess which of these are truly necessary, which is why I proudly voted in support of the REINS Act.”

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 Sworn Into 115th Congress

2017/01/03

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after taking the oath of office and being sworn in for a fourth term representing Arkansas’s Third District in the United States House of Representatives:

“There is no finer honor than representing a district as dynamic as Arkansas’s Third, and with each vote I take, I try to live up to the support and confidence bestowed upon me by my constituents.

“I am anxious to see the 115th Congress unfold as we work with a unified government to address the many challenges facing our nation.  I wholeheartedly believe America is in great hands.” 

Congressman Womack serves on the House Appropriations Committee and represents Arkansans in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Sebastian, and Washington Counties.  He has the following office locations to serve his constituents:

Washington, D.C. Office
   2412 Rayburn House Office Building   
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4301

Rogers Office
   3333 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Suite 120   
Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 464-0446


Fort Smith Office
423 North 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72902
(479) 424-1146

Harrison Office
303 North Main Street, Suite 102
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 741-6900

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 Announces Winner of Second Annual AR-3 Congressional App Challenge

2016/12/19

Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, the Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, also known as the ‘Congressional App Challenge,’ is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  This competition is part of a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their own software application, or ‘app,’ for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Hosted by Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), the Challenge was open to all high school students in Arkansas’s Third District.  From the 11 entries, the winner was selected by a panel judges from the community, including Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting, Phyl Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting, Jessica Boyd of Community Venture Foundation, and Jim Kane of Gemini Development.

Today, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) hosted an award ceremony, where he announced that Caroline Gschwend, who is homeschooled in Rogers, won first place for her app titled “defendUS,” an educational game that explores American history “in a fun and exciting way.”  Caroline’s app will be displayed at a kiosk in the U.S. Capitol. 

“The Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity for Third District high schoolers to showcase their incredible creativity and innovation, and I am proud of every student who participated in this year’s competition,” Womack said.  “My sincerest congratulations to Caroline Gschwend of Rogers for her winning app, ‘defendUS.’  It is clear Caroline has a bright future ahead of her, and I look forward to seeing her app on display in the Capitol!” 


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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Springdale Mobile Office Stop

2016/11/17

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.

Springdale Mobile Office Stop

Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 11:00AM-1:00PM CT
The Jones Center
922 East Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764

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

2016/11/15

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.

Pottsville Mobile Office Stop
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 11:00AM-1:00PM CT
Pottsville City Hall
173 East Ash Street
Pottsville, AR 72852

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

2016/11/14

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.

Berryville Mobile Office Stop

Monday, November 14, 2016, from 10:00AM-12:00PM CT
Storm Rooms of America
206 South Springfield Street
Berryville, AR 72616

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Bull Shoals

2016/10/31

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Bull Shoals
Monday, October 31, 2016, from 10:00-11:00AM CT
Bull Shoals City Hall
704 C.S. Woods Boulevard
Bull Shoals, AR 72619

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Womack, Crawford, Westerman Pen Canopy NWA Refugee Resettlement Certification Concerns

2016/10/24

Congressmen Steve Womack (AR-3), Rick Crawford (AR-1), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4) today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry expressing their severe concerns with Canopy NWA receiving certification from the Department of State to resettle refugees in Arkansas.  The letter reads, in part: 

“Although we are grateful for the heart behind Canopy NWA and the welcoming spirit that is a mark of Arkansans, we are gravely concerned with the vetting process as it stands, as well as the lack of coordination between the Department of State and the actual states resettling refugees.  Congressional oversight has revealed weaknesses in our vetting process and agency concerns with vulnerability to terrorist targeting, and nonetheless, the Administration has moved forward with resettlement in concerned communities.  As representatives of the people of Arkansas, we cannot support a program that brings refugees into our nation who could pose a national security threat.”

Read the letter in its entirety here.

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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Gentry Mobile Office Stop

2016/10/20

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.

Gentry Mobile Office Stop
Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 2:00PM-4:00PM CT
Gentry Chamber of Commerce
212 East Main Street
Gentry, AR 72734

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

2016/10/18

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.

Russellville Mobile Office Stop

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 11:00AM-1:00PM CT
Pope County Senior Activity Center
1010 North Rochester Avenue
Russellville, AR 72802

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Gentry

2016/10/17

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Gentry
Monday, October 17, 2016, from 9:00-10:00AM CT
Gentry Public Library
105 East Main Street
Gentry, AR 72734

 

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Alpena Mobile Office Stop

2016/10/05

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.

Alpena Mobile Office Stop
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 10:00AM-12:00PM CT
Alpena City Hall
107 Highway 62 East
Alpena, AR 72611

Questions? Call my Harrison office for more information at (870) 741-6900.
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Coffee with the Congressman – Pindall

2016/10/03

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Pindall
Monday, October 3, 2016, from 9:00-10:00AM
Pindall Community Center
133 Pindall Grove Road
Pindall, AR 72669

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Womack Votes to Override Veto of Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

2016/09/28

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the House and the Senate today successfully voted to override President Obama’s September 23, 2016 veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (S. 2040), allowing families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia:

“The overwhelming bipartisan support to override the President’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act exemplifies that Congress stands united against terrorism.  The families who lost loved ones during the September 11 attacks deserve justice, and I am proud that we are able to give them their right to a day in court.”

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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Prairie Grove Mobile Office Stop

2016/09/22

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.

Prairie Grove Mobile Office Stop
Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 1:00PM-3:00PM CT
Prairie Grove Senior Center
475 Ed Staggs Drive
Prairie Grove, AR 72752

Questions? Call my Rogers office for more information at (479) 464-0446.
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Arkansas Delegation Requests Federal Disaster Assistance for Counties

2016/09/22

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 urged U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to support Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for Arkansas.

Following a storm that caused substantial flooding in several Arkansas counties, inflicting particular damage upon farms that have already experienced flooding earlier this year, Governor Hutchinson requested disaster assistance for Carroll, Clay, Craighead, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Prairie, Randolph, White, and Woodruff counties.

“This flooding has been devastating to many communities.  The region’s agriculture industry has been acutely impacted and faces significant hardship as a result of these crop losses.  When total damages to Arkansas crops is estimated to be between $45 and $50 million, it is important for the Department of Agriculture to recognize this emergency.”

In light of the situation that these counties face, Arkansas’s congressional delegation supports Governor Hutchinson’s request and urges swift approval by Secretary Vilsack.

Read the delegation’s letter of support in its entirety here.

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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S.Con.Res. 3 Debate (January 13, 2017)

2017-01-13 20:32:17


Remembering the Life of Kyler Austyn Williams (September 28, 2016)

2016-09-28 18:34:10


Congratulations to Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017!

2016-09-13 16:19:11


One Minute Tribute to Pat Walker (September 8, 2016)

2016-09-09 17:26:18


One Minute Tribute to Corporal Bill Cooper (September 7, 2016)

2016-09-07 20:02:47


One Minute Honoring the Life of Don Soderquist (September 6, 2016)

2016-09-07 16:07:26


ICYMI: Womack Addresses Defense Appropriations on House Floor (June 14, 2016)

2016-06-16 17:29:20


One Minute Speech in Remembrance of Buddy Wray (February 12, 2016)

2016-02-12 14:55:01


Womack Responds to POTUS FY17 Budget

2016-02-09 21:50:54


Congressman Womack Visits the Hamilton House, Fort Smith, Arkansas

2016-01-22 16:13:30


SkyMeadow Fine Arts Orchestra Performance

2016-01-20 14:46:55


S.J. Res. 24 Floor Speech

2015-12-01 22:22:20


Iran Deal Floor Speech (September 11, 2015)

2015-09-11 16:55:12


In Remembrance of Terry Stambaugh of Harrison (July 29, 2015)

2015-07-29 17:11:24


One Minute Speech Honoring Staff Sergeant David Wyatt (July 27, 2015)

2015-07-27 19:06:57


H.R. 1334 Floor Speech (July 14, 2015)

2015-07-14 22:20:02


Reagan Sisters One-Minute Tribute (July 10, 2015)

2015-07-10 16:38:13


Womack and Hill on Capitol View (July 5, 2015)

2015-07-06 19:28:03


Arkansas Delegation Honors JPH on House Floor (April 28, 2015)

2015-04-28 23:34:19


One-Minute Speech Acknowledging the 22nd Annual Easter Feed (April 13, 2015)

2015-04-14 18:03:15


Contact Information

1119 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4301
Fax 202-225-5713
womack.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Budget

Appropriations

Congressman Stephen A. Womack, 59, is a native of Russellville, Arkansas.  After attending K-10 in Moberly, Missouri, Womack’s family returned to Arkansas in 1973, and he graduated from Russellville High School in 1975.  Womack earned a Bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University in 1979 and, after graduation, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Arkansas Army National Guard.

In the fall of 1979, Steve relocated to Rogers where he and his father established KURM Radio, and he served as station manager from 1979-1990.  In August of 1990, Steve accepted an assignment with the University of Arkansas Army ROTC program and served as Executive Officer of the program for six years.  In 1996, Steve was hired as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch.

On November 3, 1998, Steve was elected Mayor of Rogers and served in that capacity for twelve years.  During his tenure, the City of Rogers experienced exponential economic growth, adding $1 billion in new development with major improvements to the city’s infrastructure, retail services, and quality of life amenities.

Steve also served on numerous boards and commissions in Northwest Arkansas serving as Chairman of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Chairman of Rogers United Way, board member of the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, and the Rogers Parks Commission.  A former Rotarian, Steve is also a Paul Harris Fellow.  In 2014, he was inducted into the Arkansas Tech University Hall of Distinction as a Distinguished Alumnus.

In the Army National Guard, Steve served in a variety of command and staff assignments, including command of 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Separate Infantry Brigade. Following the tragic events of 9-11, Steve’s battalion was mobilized for duty with the Multi-National Force and Observers (MFO), Sinai, Egypt in 2002.  It marked the first time in the history of the 39th Brigade that a battalion was deployed overseas.  It was also the first time in the MFO history the US Battalion mission was conducted by a pure National Guard unit.  Steve’s task force received praise from the highest levels of civil and military leadership around the world and is credited with convincing Army leadership of the capabilities and readiness of the Army Guard.

Steve retired with over thirty years of service from the Arkansas Army National Guard October 31, 2009, at the rank of Colonel. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, and the Arkansas Distinguished Service Medals.  Steve was inducted into the Arkansas Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2011, and in 2015, he was awarded the Harry S. Truman Award – the highest recognition conferred upon an individual by the National Guard Association of the United States – for his contributions of exceptional and far-reaching magnitude to the defense and security of the United States.

In the House, Steve serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Defense, Financial Services, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees, as well as the House Budget Committee.  Steve is also on the Whip Team and various caucuses.

Steve has been married to his wife, Terri, for over 31 years, and they have three grown sons and two grandsons, Liam and Kaden.


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Rick Crawford

ARKANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

French Hill

ARKANSAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Bruce Westerman

ARKANSAS' 4th DISTRICT

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