Steve Womack

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Dover Mobile Office Stop

2016/06/06

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.

Dover Mobile Office Stop
Monday, June 6, 2016, from 11:00AM – 1:00PM CT
Dover City Hall
8904 Market Street
Dover, AR 72837

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

2016/06/01

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.

Green Forest Mobile Office Stop
Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 10:00AM – 12:00PM CT
Green Forest Library
206 East Main Street
Green Forest, AR 72638

Questions? Call my Harrison office for more information at (870) 741-6900.
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Womack Supports FY 2017 NDAA Passage

2016/05/19

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after supporting House-passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (H.R. 4909):

“In a world that is more dangerous and more complex than ever before, it is critically important that we ensure our military remains the best trained, equipped, and supported in the world.  The FY 2017 NDAA is the first step to fulfilling this goal, and I am proud to have voted in favor of its passage.  In an often gridlocked Congress, this bill makes a clear and unequivocal statement to our enemies: supported by a Congress that stands united in ensuring our military can complete its mission at home and abroad, the United States remains steadfast and capable of defending herself and her allies against those who wish to do us harm.”

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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RFS Mandate is Unsustainable

2016/05/18

U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and Steve Womack (R-AR) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2017 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):

“The proposed increases in the volume of ethanol under the current RFS will continue to harm America’s consumers and economy while adversely impacting the environment. The EPA’s proposal forces more ethanol into the market than our current infrastructure can handle. This is unsustainable and increases food and fuel costs on hardworking American families. House Members have put forth bipartisan solutions to cap fuel ethanol volumes to match current market realities and lessen the impact of the ethanol mandate on hardworking families and businesses. It is time we move forward with solutions that will have a positive impact on the American economy while lowering emissions and protecting consumers.” 

Click here to read more about H.R. 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act. Click here to read more about H.R. 704, the RFS Reform Act.    

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Womack Statement on Transgender Bathroom Guidance

2016/05/13

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's transgender bathroom guidance:

"President Obama's transgender bathroom guidance is yet another example of this administration with a solution in search of a problem.  Despite having visited schools across the Third District, the guidance from the Departments of Justice and Education is the first time I've heard of this being an issue in Arkansas. With so many issues facing our country, the Obama Administration should not focus its energy on transgender bathrooms and bullying our states and our schools by threatening to withhold Department of Education funding. There is simply no need for a blanket federal policy that covers every school bathroom in America."

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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Centerton Mobile Office Stop

2016/05/12

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.

Centerton Mobile Office Stop
Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 2:00PM – 4:00PM CDT
Centerton City Hall
290 Main Street
Centerton, AR 72719

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

Cedarville Mobile Office Stop

2016/05/10

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.

Cedarville Mobile Office Stop
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 11:00AM – 1:00PM CDT
Cedarville Public Library
639 Pirates Way
Cedarville, AR 72932

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

2016/05/04

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.

Mt. Judea Mobile Office Stop
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 10:00AM-12:00PM
Mt. Judea School
Highway 123
Between Route 65 and Highway 7 South
Mt. Judea, AR 72655

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Womack Congratulates 2016 Congressional Art Competition Winner

2016/05/03

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The 2016 competition was open to all high school students in the Third District.  From the 76 entries representing twelve schools, the top five finalists will be selected by a panel judges from the community, including Jeannie Hulen, University of Arkansas Department of Art Chair and Associate Professor of Ceramics, Dylan Turk, Curatorial Assistant at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and local artist Kent Landrum of Fayetteville.
 
Today, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) hosted an awards presentation and finalist unveiling at the Pryor Center in Fayetteville, where he announced that Samantha Smith of Siloam Springs High School won first place for her piece, “Cheeks.”  It will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.
 
Other finalists included:
   •    Second place: “Allegro,” by Emma Gregory of Pottsville High School
   •    Third place: “Thoughts,” by Brett Cox of Siloam Springs High School
   •    Fourth place: “Teenagers,” by James Reynolds of Gentry High School
   •    Fifth place: “Under the Sea,” by Yesenia Telles Martinez of Siloam Springs High School
 
In addition to these finalists, Congressman Womack recognized two additional awardees:
   •    People’s Choice Award: “Welcoming Embrace,” by Lowell Matias of Van Buren Freshman Academy
   •    Patriot Award: “The American Dream,” by Kat Mize of Life Way Christian School 
 
“I am proud to host the Congressional Art Competition and have the opportunity to encourage and showcase the incredibly impressive works of our Third District high school artists.  Their artistic talent is astounding!  Thank you to the high schoolers who participated in the 2016 competition, and congratulations to our awardees, especially Samantha Smith!  I look forward to seeing “Cheeks” as I walk through the halls of 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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Coffee with the Congressman – Flippin

2016/05/02

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Flippin
Monday, May 2, 2016, from 9:00-10:00AM CDT
Parkview Pizza – Flippin
108 South 2nd Street
Flippin, AR 72634


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Fayetteville Mobile Office Stop

2016/04/21

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.

Fayetteville Mobile Office Stop
Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 2:00PM – 4:00PM CDT
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
21 West Mountain Street, Suite 300
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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

2016/04/02

Each year, members of Congress have the privilege of making nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).

I will host the 2016 Academy Day as an opportunity to provide additional information to students of the Third District. Young men and women who are interested in pursuing appointments to the United States Service Academies, as well as those interested in Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships, are encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public.

Academy Day – Bentonville
Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 2:00-4:00PM CDT
Armed Forces Reserve Center
Assembly Hall/Auditorium
6800 Southwest Minuteman Avenue
Bentonville, AR 72712

Questions? Visit my website or call my Fort Smith office for more information at (479) 424-1146. 

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Academy Day – Fort Smith

2016/04/02

Each year, members of Congress have the privilege of making nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).

I will host the 2016 Academy Day as an opportunity to provide additional information to students of the Third District. Young men and women who are interested in pursuing appointments to the United States Service Academies, as well as those interested in Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships, are encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public.

Academy Day – Fort Smith
Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 9:00-11:00AM CDT
UAFS Business and Industrial Institute
Paul Latture Conference Center
5020 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903

Questions? Visit my website or call my Fort Smith office for more information at (479) 424-1146. 

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Coffee with the Congressman – Alpena

2016/03/31

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Alpena
Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 9:00-10:00AM CDT
Alpena City Hall
208 Main Street West
Alpena, AR 72611

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Arkansas Delegation Denounces DOE Clean Line Approval

2016/03/25

Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Bruce Westerman today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) to use Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109–58) to partner with Clean Line Energy in an energy transmission project across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

“Today marks a new page in an era of unprecedented executive overreach as the Department of Energy seeks to usurp the will of Arkansans and form a partnership with a private company – the same private company previously denied rights to operate in our state by the Arkansas Public Service Commission.  Despite years of pushback on the local level and continuous communications between our delegation and Secretary Moniz, DOE has decided to forgo the will of the Natural State and take over the historic ability of state-level transmission control through this announcement. 

“We now will begin the process of careful review over DOE’s decision and will continue to address our concerns through any avenue necessary.  Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 establishes specific conditions that must be met before this authority is used, and we expect the Department to release all details of their review so that our staff and Congressional investigators will be able to continue the process of oversight. 

“It is our firm belief that the DOE has overstepped its bounds, and reversing this decision through the passage of the APPROVAL Act remains a top priority.”

Last year, Senator Boozman and Congressman Womack – with the support of the entire Arkansas delegation – introduced the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act (S. 485/H.R. 3062).  The APPROVAL Act would restore states’ rights to approve or reject an electric transmission project prior to the federal government exercising its power to take private property.  The legislation directs the U.S. Department of Energy to obtain the approval of both the governor and the state’s public service commission before approving any Section 1222 transmission project and subsequent use of federal eminent domain, as well as the approval of any tribal government for affected lands. 

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 Committee Passage of Balanced Budget for a Stronger America

2016/03/16

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the  House Budget Committee passed the fiscal year 2017 budget, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America:

“Our nation’s $19 trillion debt threatens America’s ability to ensure the safety and security of our people, our allies, and our interests.  It is imperative that we get our country off this fiscally-reckless path.  By cutting $7 trillion in spending, repealing Obamacare, making critical reforms to mandatory programs, and balancing in a decade while raising no new taxes and ensuring that our nation’s defense remains uncompromised, this budget is our roadmap.  I am proud to support it.”

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 First Annual Third District Congressional App Challenge

2016/02/19

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 Third District participated in the competition for the first time this year.  The Challenge was open to all high school students in the Third District.  From the 17 entries, the winner and the runner-up were 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 Marc Aranibar, Tyler Gay, and Austin Shanley of Bentonville High School won first place for their app titled “Virtual Reality Math,” a one-of-a-kind educational app that aims to increase math-skill learning retention rates by testing the user over basic math skills, such as multiplication, subtraction, and addition with the use of virtual reality technology.  The team’s app will be displayed at a kiosk in the U.S. Capitol. 

“The Congressional App Challenge gives high school students of the Third District a platform to showcase their incredible creativity and innovations for the technological world,” Womack said.  “I am proud to host the Congressional App Challenge and want to thank every student who participated in this year’s competition.  Congratulations to Marc Aranibar, Tyler Gay, and Austin Shanley of Bentonville High School for their winning app, ‘Virtual Reality Math.’  I look forward to seeing their 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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Womack Responds to POTUS FY17 Budget

2016/02/09

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following video in response to the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget request:

“Well, here it is: The President’s 2017 budget… Two thousand pages.  $4 trillion in spending.  It represents an increase in spending of $2.5 trillion over the ten-year window, and it raises taxes on hardworking Americans by nearly $3.5 trillion over the same ten-year window.  And you know what, it never balances.  

“House Republicans understand that the tax and spend mentality of this administration is not our way out of this mess.  In the weeks and months ahead, we’re going to present a plan, a budget if you will, that will balance in the ten-year window, that will address the drivers of the deficits and debt that plague the long-term economy, and will not do it by raising taxes on hardworking Americans.”  

The full video can be found 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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Arkansas House Members Urge Cottonseed Eligibility

2016/02/04

After reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to deny urgently needed assistance to American cotton farmers and rural communities that depend on our domestic cotton industry, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1), the Subcommittee Chairman for General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, along with Rep. French Hill (AR-2), Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3), and Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-4) issued the following statement:

"On December 15th of last year, a rare coalition of rural and urban Democrats and Republicans from inside and outside of cotton country came together for a common purpose. More than 100 of these Members requested in a letter that the Secretary of Agriculture use his authority to allow cottonseed to be eligible for commodity programs under the Farm Bill. Our letter has yet to receive a response, but yesterday, we learned that the Secretary declined to help our cotton producers, who are currently challenged by severely depressed market conditions in the face of unfair foreign competition. The seriousness of the situation calls for the immediate action of the USDA, which must show the same concern for our producers all around the country, regardless of what they raise. The livelihoods of American families depend on it."

In December 2015, cotton producers and House lawmakers encouraged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to add cottonseed as an “other oilseed." Language in the 2014 Farm Bill allows the Secretary of Agriculture to designate “other oilseeds” that qualify for Farm Bill commodity programs. More than 100 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent this letter the Secretary and did not receive a response. Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman each signed the letter. In a speech on February 3rd, 2016, Secretary Vilsack announced that the USDA would not declare cottonseed an oilseed.

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 Requests Federal Disaster Assistance for 39 Counties

2016/02/03

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 President Barack Obama to support Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for Arkansas.

From December 23, 2015, through January 23, 2016, Arkansas experienced a pattern of destructive storms, severe flooding and tornadoes, resulting in three fatalities and severe damage to hundreds of homes across the state.  As they always do in time of crisis, Arkansans have come to the aid of their neighbors; however, the extent of the damage has surpassed the state government’s ability to respond.  State and community agencies are working tirelessly to assist citizens and begin the process of cleaning up and ultimately rebuilding.  Resources at the state and local level, including the Arkansas National Guard, Arkansas Forestry Commissions, and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, are being fully utilized, but greater assistance is needed to help communities recover.

For that reason, Arkansas’s congressional delegation supports Governor Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for the following counties in the State of Arkansas: Benton, Bradley, Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Independence, Izard, Lawrence, Little River, Lee, Logan, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Montgomery, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Randolph, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Stone, Washington, White, Woodruff, and Yell.

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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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, 57, 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 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.

In the House, Steve serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Defense, Financial Services, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees.  Steve is also on the Whip Team, House Energy Action Team (HEAT), and various caucuses.

Steve has been married to his wife, Terri, for 29 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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