Bio: Congressman Steve Womack, 59, was elected to represent Arkansas’s Third Congressional District in 2010 and currently sits on the House Appropriations and House Budget Committees. Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Womack served as the Mayor of Rogers, Arkansas, for twelve years and in the Arkansas Army National Guard for over thirty years, retiring at the rank of Colonel in 2009. Steve is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University (class of 1979) and has been married to his wife, Terri, for over 32 years. They reside in Rogers and have three sons, two grandsons, and a dog named Cooper.
Military Bio: After graduation in 1979, Womack was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Arkansas Army National Guard. From 1990-1996, Steve served as Executive Officer of the University of Arkansas Army ROTC program. In the Army Guard, Steve served in a variety of assignments, including command of 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry, 39th Separate Infantry Brigade, which was mobilized for duty with the Multi-National Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt in 2002. It marked the first time in the history of the 39th Brigade that a battalion was deployed overseas and the first time in the MFO history the US Battalion mission was conducted by a pure Guard unit.
Steve retired with over thirty years of service on October 31, 2009, at the rank of Colonel with decorations including the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, 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, was awarded the Harry S. Truman Award – the highest recognition of the National Guard Association of the United States.
Legislation: Congressman Womack is an original cosponsor of the FAST Act (H.R. 22) and the Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2016 (H.R. 5734), in addition to being a cosponsor of various other bills impacting veterans.