Steve Womack

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Academy Day – Bentonville

2017/04/01

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 1, 2017, from 2:00-4:00PM CT
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

2017/04/01

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 1, 2017, from 9:00-11:00AM CT
Southside High School
4100 Gary Street
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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Yellville Mobile Office Stop

2017/03/21

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.


Yellville Mobile Office Stop
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 10:00AM-12:00PM ET
Yellville Chamber of Commerce
414 West 3rd Street
Yellville, AR 72687

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

Pea Ridge Mobile Office Stop

2017/03/16

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.

Pea Ridge Mobile Office Stop
Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 2:00-4:00PM ET
Pea Ridge Public Library
801 North Curtis Avenue
Pea Ridge, AR 72751

Questions? Call my Rogers office for more information at (479) 464-0446.
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Womack Statement on FY 2018 Budget Blueprint

2017/03/16

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement following the release of President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again:

“President Trump’s budget blueprint highlights his continued dedication to reversing the liberal legacy of the Obama Administration and ensuring America’s fiscal responsibility. Ultimately, Congress holds the power of the purse, and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I look forward to reviewing not only this blueprint, but also the specific details of the President’s proposed budget in the coming months. My colleagues and I will work hard to make the tough but necessary decisions on how to rebuild our military while appropriately funding the non-defense discretionary programs on which so many Americans rely.”

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 Takes 4,294th Consecutive Vote, Longest Voting Streak in House

2017/03/10

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after today taking his 4,294th straight vote, a perfect voting record since being sworn into office on January 5, 2011, and the longest consecutive voting streak held by any sitting Member of U.S. House of Representatives:

“I have been sent to Washington by Third District Arkansans to make sure their voices are heard; voting is fundamental to that duty. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve my constituents and thank God that no personal hardships have kept me from representing them on a single vote since taking office.”

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 Elected Chairman of West Point Board of Visitors

2017/03/09

Appointed as one of four U.S. Representatives to serve on the United States Military Academy (USMA) Board of Visitors by Speaker of the House John Boehner in February 2012, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) was today elected USMA Board of Visitors Chairman.

“I am humbled to be named Chairman of the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors and am grateful for the support from my colleagues in Congress and board appointees alike – we all serve as one voice in guiding this exemplary institution. I will work tirelessly for every cadet, faculty member, and member of the Army to uphold the values and objectives of West Point, America's preeminent leader development institution,” said Congressman Steve Womack after his election as USMA Board of Visitors Chairman.

“Our USMA Board of Visitors is comprised of dedicated leaders whose advice is of great value to our institution. We are pleased that the board's continued service to West Point will be carried out under the leadership of Steve Womack as its chair. Through his years of experience, he has gained a thorough understanding of the issues we face and has been a great supporter of West Point. We're excited to be able to work with him during his tenure as our chair,” said Lieutenant General Robert Caslen, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The USMA Board of Visitors is charged with inquiring into the morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the academy that the board decides to consider. Congressman Womack previously served as the board’s vice chair since 2015.

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 Addresses FY17 Defense Appropriations on House Floor

2017/03/08

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke in support of H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017. H.R. 1301 was subsequently passed by the House by a vote of 371-48. The bill provides funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017.



“Mr. Speaker, not only does this bill rebuild readiness by giving our troops the equipment they need, but it also reverses Obama-era cuts to developing defense platforms, stops troop drawdowns, and perhaps most importantly, gives our warfighters a much-deserved pay raise.

“As a 30-year veteran of the Arkansas Army National Guard, I am particularly pleased that this bill provides the funding necessary to ensure the National Guard remains a fully-operational force.

“It’s a good bill, Mr. Speaker, and with a willing partner in the White House and a pledge to rebuild our military, it marks the first step – an important first step – our Congress has to take to complete our business from last year. And it gives our defenders what they need and deserve – and that is certainty.

“Threats are growing, and America must project strength; that starts with creating a military so strong that we never send our men and women downrange in a fair fight.

“I call on my colleagues to stand strong against our enemies. Take this first step today in projecting power with our financial commitments.”

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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Press Release: Arkansas Delegation Urges Secretary Perry to Review Clean Line Project

2017/03/07

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rick Perry urging him to preserve states’ rights and review the Clean Line project, an energy transmission line that stretches nearly 300 miles across the state of Arkansas.

“Throughout your career you have been a champion of states’ rights. This Administration has promised to give a voice back to its citizens. This is a good way to show that commitment,” members wrote.

The Arkansas Public Service Commission rejected the energy transmission project, but last year DOE announced a partnership with Clean Line Energy Partners to construct the energy transmission line across Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee using Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58). This is the first time DOE used this provision to authorize construction and development of this type of project.

“Not only are Arkansans facing the prospect of losing their property due to a decision by the federal government, but your department risks codifying into law the practice of federal eminent domain seizures. This dangerous precedent is antithetical to your distinguished record as a champion for states’ rights in the face of federal overreach,” members wrote to Secretary Perry.

On Monday, the Arkansas Congressional Delegation continued its fight against this federal overreach by reintroducing the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Lands (APPROVAL) Act, legislation that would require DOE to receive the approval of both the governor and the public service commission of an affected state before exercising the federal power of eminent domain to acquire property for Section 1222 transmission projects.

The following is the letter in its entirety:

Dear Secretary Perry,

We are writing in opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) agreement to participate in the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project (the project). This nearly 300 mile-long electric transmission line across the state of Arkansas was reviewed and rejected by our state’s Public Service Commission (PSC). Despite this rejection by the state, DOE chose to evaluate Clean Line Energy Partners’ (Clean Line) application for eminent domain through a never-used provision in the Energy and Policy Act of 2005. Under Section 1222, DOE can grant Clean Line eminent domain authority in Arkansas, allowing them to proceed with the electric transmission line.

Our objection to Clean Line’s application should not be viewed as a fight against renewable energy; we each understand the importance of having a reliable electricity grid and are strong advocates of a diverse energy portfolio, including wind, solar, hydropower, renewable biomass, and nuclear energy. Likewise, we do not take issue with the building of national infrastructure; robust infrastructure investments, including the enhancement of the electrical grid, are often productive undertakings.

Instead, our objections relate to the vast overreach the Obama Administration employed, allowing this project to skip the necessary protections which exist to protect state sovereignty and private property rights.

Throughout the history of electric transmission, factors for the approval of these lines have been reviewed and decided at the state level. As the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has noted:

“The location and permitting of facilities used to transmit electricity to residential and commercial customers have been the province of the states (with limited exceptions) for virtually the entire history of the electricity industry. State and local governments are well positioned to weigh the local factors that go into siting decisions, including environmental and scenery concerns, zoning issues, development plans, and safety concerns”[1] .

The rejection of the transmission line by Arkansas’s (PSC) forced DOE and Clean Line to resort to using Section 1222. This is the first time DOE has used Section 1222 to authorize the development, construction, or operation of transmission facilities, and the only partnership the Department has (to date) with an entity to do so.

According to DOE, “The purpose of the 1222 program is to reduce electric transmission congestion and/or increase electric transmission capacity.” However, the proposed route is not located in a “designated congestion area” as defined in the Federal Power Act, Section 216(a), nor is it in a national interest electric transmission corridor, and therefore does not fit the requirements of the statute. The use of Section 1222 to advance the project limits states’, as well as local communities’, ability to consider and/or mitigate any concerns that may arise.

Like many policies that were proposed by the Obama Administration, the DOE/Clean Line agreement is currently tied up in the courts. DOE is involved in a lawsuit, forcing the agency to address the lingering doubts regarding the legal justification for the department’s decision.

If these concerns are ignored and the project is allowed to move forward, not only are Arkansans facing the prospect of losing their property due to a decision by the federal government, but your department risks codifying into law the practice of federal eminent domain seizures. This dangerous precedent is antithetical to your distinguished record as a champion for states’ rights in the face of federal overreach.

In order to provide clarity to the law and restore rights to all states, we reintroduced the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act. The legislation makes it clear that these kinds of projects must receive state approval, thereby restoring the voice of the citizens of Arkansas and all Americans.

To help you make an informed decision, we have attached letters of support for the APPROVAL Act from numerous Arkansas organizations who have been or will be negatively affected by this blatant example of government overreach. We hope you will thoroughly review the documents provided and take their concerns to heart.

Throughout your career you have been a champion of states’ rights. This Administration has promised to give a voice back to its citizens. This is a good way to show that commitment.

We will continue working to halt the project, not only because it violates property rights of Arkansans, but also because it violates the rights of all Americans to have their voices heard at the state and local level. We hope you can appreciate our concerns and work with us to fight against this lingering overreach of the Obama Administration.

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 Introduces Bill Giving States Power to Reject Federal Electric Transmission Projects

2017/03/06

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today will introduce legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its power to take private property.

The Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Lands (APPROVAL) Act would require that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) receive the approval of both the governor and the public service commission of an affected state before exercising the federal power of eminent domain to acquire property for Section 1222 transmission projects. For projects on tribal lands, DOE would have to receive the approval of the impacted tribal government.

“The APPROVAL Act allows the voices of Arkansans to be included in decisions that impact their land. If a project is not good for Arkansas, our governor or public service commission should have the power to say ‘no’ instead of being cut out of the process and dictated to by Washington bureaucrats,” Boozman said.

“Arkansans have been taking care of their land for generations,” Cotton said. “And they should have a say in any decision that affects that land. This bill will empower Arkansans to say no when the federal government tries to ignore their wishes.”

“Arkansas officials and residents should decide the best use for our state’s land, not the federal government. This legislation places the power to say 'yes' or ‘no’ 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,” Crawford said.

“I continue to hear concerns from our state and local officials about the impact of the Clean Line project and its effect on private landowners in Arkansas. The APPROVAL Act will ensure that our state leadership has the final say in granting permission for these types of energy transmission projects across our state,” Hill said.

“In 1792, President James Madison wrote that ‘government is instituted to protect property of every sort,’ and nearly 225 years later, the concept of private property is still integral to who we are as a nation,” said Womack. “I am proud to once again be the House original sponsor of the APPROVAL Act, which will grant American landowners and their states a voice before the federal government takes their land using eminent domain. Too many Arkansans risk losing their land and livelihood to Section 1222 projects, and I will always do what I can to preserve individual property rights and power in the people.”

“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 Congress in a timely manner.”

In addition to allowing states the ability to reject the use of federal eminent domain for a project, the APPROVAL Act would ensure to the extent possible, that approved projects are placed on federal land rather than on private land. Specifically, for approved projects, DOE would be required (to the maximum extent possible) to site projects on existing rights-of-way and federal land managed by: (1) the Bureau of Land Management, (2) the U.S. Forest Service, (3) the Bureau of Reclamation, and (4) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The decision to permit electric transmission projects has long been the responsibility of the individual states. As noted in a 2011 report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, “the location and permitting of facilities used to transmit electricity to residential and commercial customers have been the province of the states (with limited exceptions) for virtually the entire history of the electricity industry.” The report says that state and local governments are “well positioned” to understand the concerns of the area and the factors for making a decision on these projects.

Since the Arkansas Congressional Delegation first introduced this legislation in 2014, DOE announced a partnership with Clean Line Energy in an energy transmission project across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee using Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58).

This legislation has the support of the following Arkansas organizations: Jackson County Farm Bureau; Arkansas Rice Federation; Arkansas Soybean Association; Poinsett County Conservation District; Riceland Foods, Inc; USA Rice; Agriculture Council of Arkansas; Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts; Arkansas Rice Farmers Association; Farm Credit Midsouth and Poinsett County Farm Bureau.

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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Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform

2017/03/02

Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315) for the 115th Congress:

“The Renewable Fuel Standard is a well-intentioned flop. After a decade of this policy, it’s clearer than ever that the federal government’s creation of an artificial market for the ethanol industry has resulted in a domino effect that is hurting people across the country. The misguided RFS failed to lower prices at the pump all while creating an artificial market for ethanol that is having unintended and profound effects on consumers, energy producers, livestock producers, retailers, our food supply, and even the environment. Congress must reform the RFS and provide Americans relief. Leaders in the House have signaled that there is a real appetite to reform the ethanol mandate this year, and we urge our colleagues to consider the RFS Reform Act as a vehicle to guide this debate and reform process. Not only does this bill have bipartisan backing in the House, but it also has the support of a diverse coalition of organizations representing folks from every corner of the United States. Congress cannot continue to stick with the status quo when it comes to the ethanol mandate. We do not need any more delays – now is the time to act on RFS reform.”

Background: The RFS Reform Act eliminates corn-based ethanol requirements, caps the amount of ethanol that can be blended into conventional gasoline at 10 percent, requires the EPA to set cellulosic biofuels levels at production levels, and decreases the total volume of renewable fuel that must be contained in gasoline sold or introduced into commerce for years 2017-2022. At the time of introduction, the RFS Reform Act had 42 bipartisan cosponsors.

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Womack Responds to President Trump’s First Address to Joint Session of Congress

2017/03/01

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) tonight released the below statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress:

“For the past eight years, Republicans in Congress have fought to protect the conservative values of our center-right country. And tonight, I was proud to sit on the House Floor as our new ally in the White House – President Trump – addressed a joint session for the first time and outlined his plans to realign our country with our values. From finally enforcing our nation’s immigration laws to making it easier for companies to do business domestically and defeating ISIS once and for all, I am excited to work with President Trump to implement his aggressive agenda to make America great again.”

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 Executive Order Rolling Back WOTUS Rule

2017/02/28

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump today signed an executive order to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

“Today, President Trump is rolling back one of the most flawed Obama-era policies: the Waters of the United States rule. This dangerous rule would have given the federal government a say in the private property rights of millions of Americans. I have fought against this dangerous policy since its introduction and am proud to join President Trump in standing up for farmers and landowners across the nation.”

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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Coffee with the Congressman – West Fork

2017/02/21

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

Coffee with the Congressman – West Fork
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 8:30-9:30AM CT
West Fork City Hall
262 West Main Street
West Fork, AR 72774

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Press Release: Womack Statement on Passage of H.J.Res. 43

2017/02/16

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the below statement after House passage of H.J.Res. 43, which disapproves of the Department of Health and Human Services rule that prohibits states from withholding Title X funding from a potential recipient for “reasons other than its ability to provide Title X services”:

“Like the vast majority of my constituents, I believe that life begins at conception, and I will always be committed to protecting it. I am proud to vote to restore states’ abilities to choose what entities receive Title X funding, allowing for health departments, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers to receive the funding that they so badly need while reflecting a state’s values rather than being forced to promote organizations – like Planned Parenthood – that do not.”

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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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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Coffee with the Congressman – Bull Shoals

2016/10/31

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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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Coffee with the Congressman – Gentry

2016/10/17

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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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Coffee with the Congressman – Pindall

2016/10/03

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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 Addresses FY17 Defense Appropriations on House Floor (March 8, 2017)

2017-03-08 22:30:16


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


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.


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Rick Crawford

ARKANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

French Hill

ARKANSAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Bruce Westerman

ARKANSAS' 4th DISTRICT

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