Steve Womack

Steve Womack

ARKANSAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Green Forest Mobile Office Stop

2015/06/09

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.

Green Forest Mobile Office Stop
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 11:30AM-1:30PM CDT
Green Forest City Hall
206 East Main Street
Green Forest, AR 72638

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

 


 
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Coffee with the Congressman - Green Forest

2015/05/26

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

Coffee with the Congressman – Green Forest
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
8:30-9:30AM CDT 
Cattleman's Restaurant
304 West Main Street
Green Forest, AR 72638


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Womack Statement on Passage of Highway and Transportation Funding Act

2015/05/19

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act:

“Safe and reliable transportation infrastructure is essential for sustained economic growth in Arkansas, and I will continue to advocate for a long-term solution for our highways.  Piecemeal funding is inadequate and unacceptable, but we mustn’t allow our roads and bridges to crumble while we work towards returning solvency and dependability to the Highway Trust Fund once and for all.  As such, I support extending Highway Trust Fund authority through the end of July, preventing a critical interruption in transportation investment as we work to finalize a larger agreement.”

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

2015/05/15

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.

Centerton Mobile Office Stop
Friday, May 15, 2015, from 11AM-1PM CDT
Centerton City Hall
290 North Main Street
Centerton, AR 72719

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

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Womack Supports FY16 NDAA

2015/05/15

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016:

“Regardless of the gridlock in Washington and our countless disagreements, there is one commitment that both sides of the aisle must come together to uphold – our commitment to our men and women in uniform.  That is why, on the passage of the fifty-fourth consecutive National Defense Authorization Act, I applaud Chairman Thornberry for his leadership and join my colleagues in sending the Senate a bill that provides for our military in a way that is both fiscally responsible and mindful of the growing threats across the globe.  From ISIL to Boko Haram, our enemies are becoming bolder and more numerous, but defending our nation and defeating terrorist threats is one place where politics should not – and cannot – interfere.”

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

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Womack Votes for Life, H.R. 36

2015/05/13

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which generally prohibits the abortion of unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization or later with certain exceptions:

“Unborn lives matter, and making sure our unborn that can feel pain are protected from abortion is long overdue.  As a cosponsor, I applaud the passage of H.R. 36, which not only prohibits abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy – the point at which fetuses feel pain – but also provides compassionate care for mothers coping with traumatic, stressful, and emotional decisions about abortion.  I will continue to support policies that protect life and human dignity.”

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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Mount Judea Mobile Office Stop

2015/05/12

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.

Mount Judea Mobile Office
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 11AM-1PM CDTMount Judea School 
Highway 123
Between Route 65 and Highway 7 South
Mount Judea, AR 72655

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

Boozman, Cotton, Womack Announce Funding for Fort Smith Regional Airport Fire Fighting

2015/05/12

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today announced that the Fort Smith Regional Airport will receive nearly $592,000 in grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be used for firefighting equipment. 

The $591,785 grant will be used to purchase a new 1,500 gallon Index B Aircraft Rescue and Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and four fire protection suits to assist the airport in meeting safety requirements.

“This is an important investment in Fort Smith that will allow the airport to meet transportation demands and safety standards,” Boozman said.  “This airport is important to economic development in the region and providing the tools and safety equipment necessary to meet regulations is vital to its continued success.”

 "This grant is great news for Fort Smith,” Cotton said.  “Going forward, it is imperative the airport has the equipment it needs to continue to serve as a critical engine of economic growth for the community."

“In an area with as much economic promise as Fort Smith, a thriving regional airport is key, and I am proud to join with my colleagues to celebrate this grant,” Womack said.  “It is yet another building block to continued prosperity for Fort Smith.”

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Womack Congratulates 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner

2015/05/07

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Congressional Art Competition, which began in 1982, serves as an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in congressional districts across the country, and was open to all high school students in the Third District.  From the 78 entries representing ten schools, the top five finalists were selected by a panel judges from the community, including Manuela Well-Off-Man, Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum, and local artists Jane Wier Davidian of Fayetteville and Zeek Taylor of Eureka Springs.  

Today, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) hosted an awards presentation and finalist unveiling at the Jones Center in Springdale, where he announced that Millie Pianalto of Har-Ber High School won first place for her piece, “Aquaphobia.”  It will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. 

Other finalists included:

  • Second place: “Off to Neverland,” by Ana Magallon of Siloam Springs High School
  • Third place: “Playtime,” by Karlton Haney of Life Way Christian School
  • Fourth place: “The Last Goodbye,” by Emanuel Tarin of Siloam Springs High School
  • Fifth place: “Captive Creativity,” by Shania McDonald of Har-Ber High School

In addition to these finalists, Congressman Womack recognized two additional awardees:

  • People’s Choice Award: “The Best Hug Ever,” by Betsy Linn of Fayetteville High School 
  • Patriot Award: “Down with the Ship,” by Ana Magallon of Siloam Springs High School

“The amazing artistic talent of our Third District students is undeniable, and I am proud to host the Congressional Art Competition and have the opportunity to encourage and showcase their incredibly impressive works.  Thank you to the high schoolers who participated in the 2015 competition, and congratulations to our awardees, especially Millie Pianalto!  I look forward to seeing “Aquaphobia” as I walk to the Capitol every day.”

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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Cedarville Mobile Office Stop

2015/05/05

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.

Cedarville Mobile Office
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 11:00AM-1:00PM CDT
Cedarville Public Library 
639 Pirates Way
Cedarville, AR 72932

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Womack Supports First Bicameral Balanced Budget Since 2001

2015/04/30

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after passage of the Conference Report to S. Con. Res. 11, which establishes the budget for fiscal year 2016 and budget levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025:

“When I was elected to Congress, I made a commitment to Third District Arkansans to cut spending and to make the necessary reforms to put our nation’s finances on a sustainable path; passing a budget resolution is essential to this process.  But passing the budget resolution we have today – the first 10-year balanced budget approved by both chambers since 2001 – reflects our commitment to working together to take the important and necessary steps to get America back on track and ensure that we are not only spending responsibly, purposefully, and within our means, just like families across the Third District, but also leaving our country better than we found it for our children and grandchildren.  I was 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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ICYMI: Arkansas Delegation Honors JPH on House Floor

2015/04/28

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Representatives Rick Crawford (R-AR-1), French Hill (R-AR-2), Steve Womack (R-AR-3), and Bruce Westerman (R-AR-4) paid tribute to former U.S. Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt (R-AR-3; 1967-1993) and observed a moment of silence in his honor on the House Floor.  Hammerschmidt passed away on April 1, 2015, at the age of 92.

The full video can be found here.

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Womack, Colleagues Urge ARI Implementation Delay in Letter to Secretary Carter

2015/04/28

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), along with 67 House colleagues, yesterday sent United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter a letter expressing concern about the Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiative (ARI) as planned, which will begin transferring Apache helicopters out of the Army National Guard in April 2016, and its potential impact on the National Guard.  The letter says, in part: 

“Due to a lack of sufficient and compelling budget justification, we are concerned the Army’s decision to remove the Army National Guard from combat attack aviation is based on the Army’s incorrect perception that Army National Guard attack aviation capability lacks in its ability to adapt to new tactics and procedures.  The National Guard can continue to perform any Apache mission in a professional, fully competent and cost-effective way, as was proven in all recent conflicts.”

The letter goes on to request a delay in the transfer of Apaches from the National Guard to the Army until Congress has had sufficient time to consider the recommendations of the Commission and, if necessary, act on those recommendations.

The full text of the letter 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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Womack Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition, Online Voting for People's Choice

2015/04/27

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The competition is open to all high school students in the Third District.  

This year’s submissions will be made available for public viewing  at the Jones Center in Springdale beginning on Monday, April 27, 2015, until the 2015 overall winner is chosen by a panel of judges at the awards presentation and finalist unveiling hosted by Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) on Thursday, May 7, 2015.  The winner’s piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

This year’s panel of judges will include Manuela Well-Off-Man, Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum, and local artists Jane Wier Davidian of Fayetteville and Zeek Taylor of Eureka Springs.  The event’s details are below.

Congressional Art Competition Awards Presentation
Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 6:30-8:00PM CDT
The Jones Center
922 East Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764

The submissions have also been made available via Congressman Womack’s Facebook page, where the public can vote for a 2015 Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice winner by clicking “like” on the photo of the artwork through Monday, May 4, 2015.  A People’s Choice Award winner – as well as a Patriot Award winner – will also be recognized at the May 7th awards presentation.

For additional information on the Congressional Art Competition, click 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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Fayetteville Mobile Office Stop

2015/04/24

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
Friday, April 24, 2015, from 2:00PM – 4:00PM CDT
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
123 West Mountain Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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

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Womack Announces 2015 John Paul Hammerschmidt Fellow

2015/04/15

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today announced that Andrew Haught, a member of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) class of 2017, has been selected to serve as the 2015 John Paul Hammerschmidt (JPH) Fellow.

The JPH Fellowship was established in 2013 in conjunction with UAFS and is named for former Arkansas Representative John Paul Hammerschmidt (1966-1993), who passed away on April 1, 2015.  It is geared towards highly motivated college students with an interest in public service and will allow outstanding Third District students to experience the legislative process firsthand in Congressman Womack’s Washington, D.C. office.  

After the announcement of Haught’s appointment, Congressman Womack and Dr. Beran, UAFS Chancellor, released the following statements:

"John Paul Hammerschmidt was wholeheartedly committed to serving Third District Arkansans, including our students,” said Womack.  “While he is no longer with us, I am proud to honor John Paul’s life and legacy with this fellowship and look forward to welcoming Andrew to our office."

“Andrew is an exceptional student with a bright future ahead of him, and I’m confident he will excel in the political environment of Washington, D.C., just as he has excelled here on the UAFS campus,” Beran said.  “We are extremely grateful for Congressman Womack affording such a tremendous and exciting opportunity to our students.”

John Paul Hammerschmidt Fellows will earn college credit for completing a strict curriculum that emphasizes hands-on activities that  highlight the inner workings of the U.S. House of Representatives, including conducting extensive legislative research, attending hearings, and monitoring activity on the House floor, as well as assisting with constituent communications and general office matters.  Congressman Womack hopes to expand the fellowship to other Third District institutions in the future.

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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Academy Day - Bentonville

2015/04/11

Each year, members of Congress have the privilege of making nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAF), 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 2015 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 11, 2015
2:00-4:00PM CDT
Armed Forces Reserve Center
Assembly Hall/Auditorium
6800 Southwest Minuteman Avenue
Bentonville, AR 72712


For additional information, please visit my website.

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Academy Day - Fort Smith

2015/04/11

Each year, members of Congress have the privilege of making nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAF), 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 2015 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 11, 2015
9:00-11:00AM CDT
188th Fighter Wing
Civil Engineering Complex, Building #450
4850 Leigh Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903


For additional information, please visit my website.


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Fort Smith Town Hall

2015/04/09