Steve Womack

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Womack Statement on WOTUS Rule

2017/06/27

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement on the Trump Administration's withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

"In 2015, the Obama Administration proposed one of the most controversial environmental regulations in recent history: the Waters of the United States Rule. Today, President Trump and EPA Administrator Pruitt announced a repeal of this federal invasion. This directive was nothing more than executive overreach, and would have caused inexplicable encroachment upon the property of our nation’s small businesses and farmers. I have fought against this dangerous policy since its introduction, and I applaud the executive branch for making this reversal a priority”

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 Statement on the Shooting of House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, and Others

2017/06/14

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement after the shooting that occurred in Alexandra, Virginia:

“I am devastated to hear about the shooting that took place in Alexandra, Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Representative Steve Scalise, the other victims and their families. I am thankful for the United States Capitol Police and their relentless effort to keep us safe.”

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 Statement on Passage of S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

2017/06/14

"The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act creates a new, streamlined process to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee for poor performance or misconduct on a shortened timeline, while still protecting due process rights. This legislation will help keep the VA accountable. Care for our nation’s veterans is non-negotiable. We must honor their service and sacrifice with the resolve to give them the very best care possible. I am proud to have supported the passage of this bill.”

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 Statement on the Testimony of Former FBI Director, James Comey

2017/06/08

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after former FBI Director, James Comey, testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“I am very appreciative of former FBI Director, James Comey, and his willingness to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning. We no longer have to rely on the press and anonymous sources for the facts. As I have said before, the American people deserve the truth. I am grateful for the thorough and complete investigation to come.”

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 Statement on Passage of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act

2017/06/08

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement after House passage of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, which ends taxpayer bailouts of financial institutions so that no company can remain too big.

“The passage of the Financial CHOICE Act is a step in the right direction to protect our community banks and credit unions. This legislation will help small businesses create jobs and give consumers more choices and access to credit. I am excited about this legislation and proud to have supported its passage in the House.”

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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Members of the Arkansas Delegation Announce $2.7 Million in FAA Grants for Airport Improvements

2017/06/06

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman today announced that 15 Arkansas airports will receive $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions.

"Infrastructure investments are critical to growth and economic development. These funds will upgrade facilities across the state and to better serve the needs of Arkansas businesses and families,” members said.

The airports receiving funding are as follows:

• Ash Flat: Sharp County Regional Airport will receive $134,370 to install navigation aids and rehabilitate airport beacons.
• Benton: Saline County Regional Airport will receive $82,581 to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway.
• Berryville: Carroll County Airport will receive $168,983 to rehabilitate the runway.
• Blytheville: Blytheville Municipal Airport will receive $172,800 to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway.
• Brinkley: Frank Federer Memorial Airport will receive $72,000 to rehabilitate the runway.
• Carlisle: Carlisle Municipal Airport will receive $206,392 to install weather reporting equipment and rehabilitate the taxiway.
• Clarendon: Clarendon Municipal Airport will receive $83,385 to install perimeter fencing.
• Clarksville: Clarksville Municipal Airport will receive $332,526 to reconstruct runway lighting and install runway vertical/visual guidance system.
• DeWitt: DeWitt Municipal Airport Whitcomb Field will receive $172,077 to rehabilitate the apron, runway and taxiway as well as conduct an aeronautical survey for a new Runway Area Navigation (RAV) approach.
• Dumas: Billy Free Municipal Airport will receive $337,793 for taxiway construction.
• Manila: Manila Municipal Airport will receive $297,000 to rehabilitate the taxiway.
• Melbourne: Melbourne Municipal- John E Miller Field Airport will receive $165,535 to construct a taxiway.
• Piggott: Piggott Municipal Airport will receive $94,950 to install airport beacons.
• Siloam Springs: Smith Field Airport will receive $208,265 to install runway vertical/visual guidance system and reconstruct perimeter fencing.
• Springdale: Springdale Municipal Airport will receive $175,766 to reconstruct runway lighting and rehabilitate the runway.

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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Arkansas Delegation Supports Governor’s Request for Disaster Declaration

2017/06/06

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—today sent a letter to President Donald Trump supporting Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a federal disaster declaration for 31 Arkansas counties following severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in April and May.

Governor Hutchinson’s request included the following counties: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Conway, Craighead, Cross, Faulkner, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Montgomery, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington, White, Woodruff and Yell.

A signed copy of the letter is attached. The following is full text of the delegation’s letter of support:

Dear Mr. President:

We are writing in support of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for the following counties and cities in the State of Arkansas: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Conway, Craighead, Cross, Faulkner, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Montgomery, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington, White, Woodruff, Yell counties; and Hazard Mitigation statewide.

Since April 26, 2017, and through May 19, 2017, the State of Arkansas has experienced a continuing pattern of uncontrollable flooding resulting in severe damages to hundreds of homes across the state. Unfortunately, as a result of these storms, the state has suffered ten fatalities and the displacement of many residents to shelters across the state. As we see in many crises, people have come to the aid of their neighbors; however, the extent of the damage has overwhelmingly surpassed the state government’s ability to respond.

Pursuant to the provision of Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207 (Stafford Act), implemented by 44 CFR § 206.36, we ask that Arkansas receive a major disaster declaration for these counties due to the damages assessed. We urge the approval of Public Assistance (Categories A - G), Individual Assistance (IA), including the Individuals and Households Program (IHP), temporary housing which may include manufactured housing (mobile homes, park models, etc.), Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Disaster Case Management, Disaster Legal Services, Crisis Counseling, Small Business Administration disaster loans, and Hazard Mitigation Statewide.


As you know, the State of Arkansas and our communities are working tirelessly to assist citizens in the process of cleaning up and ultimately rebuilding. Resources at the state and local level, including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Arkansas National Guard, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Forestry Commissions, and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, are being fully utilized, but greater federal assistance is needed to help our communities recover. Arkansas is a predominantly rural state and this most recent series of disasters has exceeded the ability of our local governments to respond. The past several years and recent months have been particularly difficult for Arkansas residents due to numerous severe weather events. The State of Arkansas has endured nine state disasters and three federally declared disasters since the beginning of 2015. The assistance received as a result of earlier federal disaster and emergency declarations has been vital, and many of the same communities are still in the recovery process from these earlier disasters. We hope that a similar response will follow this emergent situation.

Mr. President, we thank you for your attention to this matter and urge your swift consideration and approval of the state’s request. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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 Statement on FY 2018 Budget

2017/05/23

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement following the release of President Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget: 

“The budget signals a desire to make needed reforms to major programs like SNAP and Medicaid, but ignores the primary drivers of the deficit and debt—runaway entitlement programs.  Any attempt to balance the books of the Federal Government without addressing entitlement reform is unrealistic.  Plus, banking on a sustained growth rate of 3% in the economy is a dangerous assumption.”


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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Centerton Mobile Office Stop

2017/05/18

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.

Centerton Mobile Office Stop
Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 11:00am-1:00pm
Centerton City Hall
290 Main Street
Centerton, AR 72719 

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

Womack Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller

2017/05/17

For Immediate Release:

May 17, 2017

 

Contact:

Beau Walker

(202) 225-4301

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, as special counsel to investigate Trump associates involvement with Russian officials:

 

“Given the number and severity of the claims that have arisen – and the fact that these claims are coming from anonymous sources and the media, it’s important the American people now get the facts from an independent investigation.  They deserve the truth.  I have the utmost confidence in former director Mueller’s ability to lead an independent investigation and give the people what they deserve – the truth.”

 

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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Cedarville Mobile Office Stop

2017/05/09

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 9, 2017, from 11:00AM-1:00PM CT
Cedarville Public Library
639 Pirates Way
Cedarville, AR  72932   

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


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Coffee with the Congressman – Alma

2017/05/08

Don’t miss the chance to join me and Rep. Westerman for coffee!

Coffee with the Congressman – Alma
Monday, May 8, 2017 from 9:00-10:00am CT
Alma Senior Center 
248 Collum Ln E
Alma, AR 72921


 

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Jasper Mobile Office Stop

2017/05/05

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.

Jasper Mobile Office Stop
Friday, May 5, 2017, from 9:30-11:30AM CT
Newton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center
100 Clark Street
Jasper, AR  72641  

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

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Womack Statement on Passage of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act

2017/05/04

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement after House passage of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act:

“When I decided to run for Congress in 2010, one of my top priorities was to repeal and replace Obamacare. Since it was signed into law, Obamacare has drastically increased premiums across the country, placed burdensome mandates on our nation's small businesses, and forced families into situations that have created a patient-government relationship rather than a patient-physician relationship. Today, we took a huge step in repealing Obamacare by sending the American Health Care Act to the Senate. I look forward to seeing how this bill will progress through Congress and bring about the changes that are deserved for all Arkansans.” 

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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Elkins Mobile Office Stop

2017/04/26

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.

Elkins Mobile Office Stop
Wednesday April 26, 2017, from 2:00-4:00PM CT
Elkins City Hall
1874 Stokenbury Road
Elkins, AR 72727

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

2017/04/13

Please join me for a town hall meeting!

Bentonville Town Hall
Thursday, April 13, 2017
5:30-7:00 PM CT
Northwest Arkansas Community College - White Auditorium in Burns Hall
1 College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712

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Van Buren Town Hall

2017/04/12

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Van Buren Town Hall

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
5:30-7:00PM CT
Van Buren Fine Arts Center
2001 Pointer Trail
Van Buren, AR 72956


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Harrison Town Hall

2017/04/11

Please join me for a town hall meeting!

Harrison Town Hall
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:30-7:00PM CT
The Durand Center
303 North Main Street
Harrison, AR 72601

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Russellville Mobile Office Stop

2017/04/11

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.

Russellville Mobile Office Stop
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 11:00AM-2:00PM CT
Pope County Senior Center
1010 North Rochester Avenue
Russellville, AR 72802

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

2017/04/10

Please join me for a town hall meeting!

Russellville Town Hall

Monday, April 10, 2017
5:30-7:00PM CT
Arkansas Tech University - Doc Bryan Lecture Hall
1605 North Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801

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Contact Information

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


Serving With

Rick Crawford

ARKANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

French Hill

ARKANSAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Bruce Westerman

ARKANSAS' 4th DISTRICT

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