Representative Stephen 'Steve' Allen Womack's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' Allen Womack
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Terri; 3 Children
Birth Date: 02/18/1957
Birth Place: Russellville, AR
Home City: Rogers, AR
Religion: Southern Baptist
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position:Abortion. 28 June, 2011. "I believe that life begins at conception. As your congressman, I promise to support policies that protect life and human dignity and oppose any attempts to use taxpayer funds for abortion." (womack.house.gov)
  • Steve Womack. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Steve Womack voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position:Arkansas Values. 28 June 2011. "Mayor Womack's roots run deep in Arkansas. In Washington, he will stand for the conservative values we share in Arkansas. He will defend the right to life and traditional marriage, protect our rural heritage and second amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Womack. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Steve Womack voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Co-Sponsors H.R. 3, "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act". 9 February 2011. "I don't “ and won't “ compromise on certain closely held beliefs, and abortion is one of those. Federal funding for abortions is both wrong and irresponsible and as a member of Congress, I have pledged to represent the values of my district every day. HR3 goes right to the heart of one of these values and my decision to co-sponsor was an easy one." (womack.house.gov)
  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Abortion. 28 June 2011. "I am a man of strong faith and Christian principles. I am a Pro Life supporter. I believe the only exceptions to this matter are in the cases to save the life of the mother, incest of a minor child and rape." (votesmart.org)

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  • Steve Womack. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Steve Womack voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)

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  • Steve Womack. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Steve Womack voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Votes To Cut $12 Billion and Avoids Shutdown. 7 April 2011. "On Thursday Congressman Steve Womack voted in favor of H.R. 1363 which cuts $12 Billion and keeps the government operating for another week. This bill also funds the Department of Defense for the remainder of FY11 ensuring that the men and women who defend our country get paid [¦] 'The important thing is that we were able to move off the House Floor today a bill that pays our troops, because I think it would be unconscionable for this Congress to allow a shutdown of the government further hardship those families whose loved ones are down range already risking their lives for our freedoms. The least we can do is to make sure that their families are spared from the political hardship inflicted on the American people.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack on House Passage of Ryan Budget. 29 March 2012. "Today I joined my House colleagues in voting for the Republican budget resolution offered by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. The FY13 House Budget proposal is indicative of our serious intent to put America on a different fiscal path, ending the era of trillion dollar deficits [¦] The budget also provides a logical and sensible approach to eliminating the threat the looming sequester has on national defense. Now is not the time to reduce America's ability to project power and ensure our strategic national interests are protected." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Womack. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Steve Womack voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. American Jobs and the National Debt. 12 May 2011. "The threat of higher taxes, and not just the threat of higher taxes but the relationship of the threat of higher taxes to the issues of the deficit and the debt. I made these comments not too long ago on this very floor, that in private business, in business in general, your debt is usually tied to your assets, the assets of the company. Most businesspeople get that. But in government, your debt is tied to your capacity to increase taxes. So this debt and deficit issue that we continue to struggle with as a country and the prospect of that debt continuing to rise--and not too long from now we're going to have a vote on increasing the statutory limit on debt--influences, I think contributes to, this cloud of uncertainty that leads a prospective entrepreneur, a prospective job creator, to not do what that person would like to do, even with trillions of dollars sitting on the balance sheets of corporate America, the hesitancy to create these jobs influenced by the threat of higher taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Reacts to President's Latest Debt Speech. 19 September 2011. "While I can appreciate the president being engaged on this issue, I don't agree with his proposals to raise taxes on the very people we're counting on to create jobs. The government got itself into this financial mess, and we shouldn't expect the American people to pay for it. What's more, the government has no business picking winners and losers or punishing the success of others for that matter." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Responds to Latest Jobs Report. 8 July 2011. "The numbers from June are disappointing to say the least, but we shouldn't be surprised. It's been the same news for nearly two and half years. For 29 straight months, our country's unemployment has been at or above eight percent. That's unacceptable. What's more, this Administration has done nothing but throw money at the problem, hoping it will go away. Their answer? More spending and more taxes. Look at where that's gotten us." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Stephen Womack. ATR Releases 2012 List of Federal Pledge Signers in Arkansas. 21 May 2012. "Americans for Tax Reform released an updated list of incumbents and challengers in Arkansas who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. These candidates have made a written commitment to their constituents to never raise their taxes. ATR strongly encourages taxpayers to consider those who have made this commitment when they vote on Tuesday, May 22nd. The list of incumbents and challengers who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is as follows: Incumbents John Boozman (SEN) Rick Crawford (AR-01) Tim Griffin (AR-02) Steve Womack (AR-03) Challengers Tom Cotton (AR-04)" (www.atr.org)
  • Stephen Womack signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, _____, pledge to the taxpayers of the (____ district of the) state of ______ and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Whitaker, Womack Differ on Tax Cuts. 11 August 2010. "It's real easy in this debate on the Bush tax cuts to make it out to be about me pandering to the wealthy. But I've said all along that my number one concern is about jobs. A tax increase in a bad economy is not the answer. This is not the type of environment for tax increases at any level. This is not about taking care of the wealthy. This is about doing whatever we can to preserve jobs. Unemployment could soon hover into double digits. [¦] And I am concerned right now that we are just not creating enough jobs in this country." (talkbusiness.net)
  • Stephen Womack. Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. 14 June 2011. "Suffice it to say that we have much work to do, and it is our intent to do it in a way that is rational and feasible and brings this country back to fiscal order and can take away that cloud of uncertainty that continues to hover over the job creators in this country, the threat of higher taxes, the tremendous deficit and debt, the overregulation that is keeping those entrepreneurs parked on the sideline for fear of higher costs to job expansion and higher energy prices. On and on and on, the challenges facing this country are many and we have much work to do." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility. 28 June 2011. "Mayor Womack believes the President and Congress should get serious about reducing the deficit. They should immediately stop spending the remaining $500 billion of last year's $800 billion stimulus package and refund to the Treasury the $500 billion in TARP funds already repaid by the banks. Mayor Womack will fight reckless spending in Washington. He'll work to stop the bailouts, stimulus and other spending that will leave future generations with crushing debt." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Lower Taxes and Economic Growth. 28 June 2011. "As a Mayor who has overseen tremendous economic growth in his city, Mayor Womack knows what it takes to get our economy moving forward again. He believes tax increases from Washington won't grow jobs, they'll kill them. Deficit spending isn't the way to stimulate the economy either. By adding to the deficit, Washington 'crowds out' the capital businesses need to create jobs and make purchases. Instead, we need a fairer, simpler tax code that does not punish work and investment with high income and capital gains taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Responds to Anniversary of Obama's Flawed "Summer of Recovery" Plan. 17 June 2011. "Today marks the one year anniversary of President Obama's Summer of Recovery plan. As we take a look back, recovery is far from the reality of our situation. Since the president's stimulus, the country has lost more than 1.9 million jobs. We've seen unemployment at or above 8% for 28 straight months and 6.2 million of those unemployed Americans have been out of work for 6 months or longer. Our country can no longer sit around and wait to be rescued by a seriously flawed strategy. It's time to get Americans back to work with a real plan. We can start by reforming the nation's tax code by creating a welcomed environment for business. We can't tax a company through the roof and then be surprised when they leave and take their jobs with them. That makes no sense." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Lower Taxes and Economic Growth. 28 June 2011. "As a Mayor who has overseen tremendous economic growth in his city, Mayor Womack knows what it takes to get our economy moving forward again. He believes tax increases from Washington won't grow jobs, they'll kill them. Deficit spending isn't the way to stimulate the economy either. By adding to the deficit, Washington 'crowds out' the capital businesses need to create jobs and make purchases. Instead, we need a fairer, simpler tax code that does not punish work and investment with high income and capital gains taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Responds to Anniversary of Obama's Flawed "Summer of Recovery" Plan. 17 June 2011. "Today marks the one year anniversary of President Obama's Summer of Recovery plan. As we take a look back, recovery is far from the reality of our situation. Since the president's stimulus, the country has lost more than 1.9 million jobs. We've seen unemployment at or above 8% for 28 straight months and 6.2 million of those unemployed Americans have been out of work for 6 months or longer. Our country can no longer sit around and wait to be rescued by a seriously flawed strategy. It's time to get Americans back to work with a real plan. We can start by reforming the nation's tax code by creating a welcomed environment for business. We can't tax a company through the roof and then be surprised when they leave and take their jobs with them. That makes no sense." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Tax Reform. 28 June 2011. "We must create a tax structure which keeps our current businesses here while promoting America as an enticing site for new business opportunities. This will grow our economy, create jobs and sustain our country for the foreseeable future." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Education. 22 June 2012. "The education of our nation's children is the foundation for our success. While I agree that we must make sure our teachers have the tools to adequately provide quality education, we need to make sure they are not burdened by disconnected bureaucratic mandates. Our federal policies should offer limited standards for schools, not detailed policy directives. Basic education policies are best decided by those in our local communities. During my three terms as mayor of Rogers, I saw firsthand how our communities are challenged to adequately prepare our students for their futures. By handing down one-size-fits-all directives, we reduce the ability of our kids to think critically and solve the problems our nation is facing. As your representative in Congress, I will work to strike the balance between federal involvement and local control to ensure our children are receiving the best possible education." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Womack. Video: AR3 Congressional Candidate Steve Womack on Education. 25 October 2010. "Education in the United State of America is best left to the states [¦] I don't mind a federal standard for how we want our kids to perform in the classroom, but it has gotten so bureaucratic that you talk to the common classroom teacher and they will tell you all they do is teach to the test anymore [...] So I think that state level supervision is the highest level of supervision it ought to have and I think that the local school boards are the best measure for how our kids should be performing." (www.youtube.com)
  • Progressive Arkansas: Womack and Whitaker Clash in 3rd District Congressional Debate. 22 October 2010. "Womack said Congress should look at removing the Department of Education, though he stopped short of saying he supported abolishing it." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Womack. Video: AR3 Congressional Candidate Steve Womack on Education. 25 October 2010. "Education in the United State of America is best left to the states." [¦] "I don't mind a federal standard for how we want our kids to perform in the classroom, but it has gotten so bureaucratic that you talk to the common classroom teacher and they will tell you all they do is teach to the test anymore." [...] "So I think that state level supervision is the highest level of supervision it ought to have and I think that the local school boards are the best measure for how our kids should be performing." (www.youtube.com)

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  • Stephen Womack. Womack to participate in 2011 Offshore Energy Tour May 18 -- 20 in Louisiana. 12 May 2011. "Congressman Steve Womack announced today that he will participate in the 2011 Offshore Energy Tour [¦] 'Given the impact high gas prices are having on hard-working Americans, this opportunity comes at a great time. I have long believed in an energy policy that limits our dependence on foreign sources and I want to see first-hand how we can take advantage of American resources, lower energy prices, and create jobs. As vice chairman of the energy and water subcommittee of Appropriations, it's important for me to personally visit our labs and facilities dedicated to American prosperity. The energy policy of this administration is not just flawed--it's virtually non-existent. It makes absolutely no sense to me that we continue to present barriers to energy producers who can be the source for tens of thousands of jobs and the ability to lower the burden of energy on families and business. To ignore American sources of energy is irresponsible.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Womack. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Steve Womack voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 1 March 2011. "In light of continuing instability in the Middle East and in North Africa, we write today to urge your Administration's immediate action to ensure America's energy security by expediting the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration and development without further delay." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack to participate in 2011 Offshore Energy Tour May 18 -- 20 in Louisiana. 12 May 2011. "Given the impact high gas prices are having on hard-working Americans, this opportunity comes at a great time. I have long believed in an energy policy that limits our dependence on foreign sources and I want to see first-hand how we can take advantage of American resources, lower energy prices, and create jobs. As vice chairman of the energy and water subcommittee of Appropriations, it's important for me to personally visit our labs and facilities dedicated to American prosperity. The energy policy of this administration is not just flawed--it's virtually non-existent. It makes absolutely no sense to me that we continue to present barriers to energy producers who can be the source for tens of thousands of jobs and the ability to lower the burden of energy on families and business. To ignore American sources of energy is irresponsible." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Energy. 28 June 2011. "Cap and Trade “ It would kill jobs by driving up energy costs for manufacturers. Cap and Trade leads to driving up prices for middle-class families and small businesses and shipping more American jobs overseas. We have to decrease dependence on foreign energy sources and must start developing it here in the states more quickly with more energy exploration and production here at home. Cap and trade is ultimately an immediate tax burden on families, which I will not support." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Energy. 28 June 2011. "It would kill jobs by driving up energy costs for manufacturers. Cap and Trade leads to driving up prices for middle-class families and small businesses and shipping more American jobs overseas. We have to decrease dependence on foreign energy sources and must start developing it here in the states more quickly with more energy exploration and production here at home. Cap and trade is ultimately an immediate tax burden on families, which I will not support." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Americans for Prosperity: No Climate Tax. 26 March 2010. "I, Steve Womack, pledge to the taxpayers of the State of Arkansas and to the American people that I will oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue." (votesmart.org)
  • Steve Womack. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Steve Womack voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position:Arkansas Values. 28 June 2011. "Mayor Womack's roots run deep in Arkansas. In Washington, he will stand for the conservative values we share in Arkansas. He will defend the right to life and traditional marriage, protect our rural heritage and second amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Arkansas Carry: 2010 Federal Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question: "If elected, would you support a bill to require concealed handgun license reciprocity between the states?" (arkansascarry.com)
  • Stephen Womack. Arkansas Carry: 2010 Federal Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question: "If elected, would you vote against any attempt to revive the Clinton Gun Ban or Assault Weapons Ban?" (arkansascarry.com)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Steve Womack in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Arkansas Carry: 2010 Federal Candidate Survey. Responded "No, but the law requires it." to the question: "Do you believe permits and training should be required for concealed carry?" (arkansascarry.com)
  • Stephen Womack. Arkansas Carry: 2010 Federal Candidate Survey. Responded "No, but the law requires it." to the question: "Do you believe permits and training should be required for open carry?" (arkansascarry.com)
  • Stephen Womack. Arkansas Carry: 2010 Federal Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question: " Do you agree with the United States Supreme Court Decision in Heller v. Washington, D.C.? " (arkansascarry.com)

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  • Stephen Womack. Government Shutdown Avoided; Long Term Deal Reached. 8 April 2011. "Tonight, we have reached agreement on the biggest cuts in government spending in the history of this country and I join my colleagues in congratulating Speaker Boehner for his courageous and historic effort. Not only do we cut nearly $40 billion in 2011 spending, we will get up-or-down votes in the Senate on important issues like Planned Parenthood and Obamacare--so that Americans everywhere can discern who supports these very unpopular programs. Finally, we remove the cloud of uncertainty from the men and women of the armed forces who so unselfishly defend America. Now we can get back to work on the bigger issues facing our nation--the 2012 budget and the national debt which is nearing its statutory limit." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Votes To Repeal Health Care Reform. 19 January 2011. "Last year, I watched a Democratic Congress vote to impose mandates and taxes on the citizens I was elected to protect. Today I'm proud to say that I was part of this new majority who took the first steps in developing a common sense solution to the healthcare problem. By repealing and replacing this deeply flawed law, we have an opportunity to create an adequate and affordable healthcare system for this generation and the next." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Steve Womack's Response to Passage of the So-Called Health Care "Reform" Bill. 21 March 2010. "Steve Womack's Response to Passage of the So-Called Health Care "Reform" Bill."Today's passage of the Senate Democrat bill, H.R. 3490 is a disaster for America. Health care should be just that- caring. This bill does everything except put our people's health care needs first. The hasty push by President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid to get this legislation forced through Congress for the Democratic party's political gain is shameful and completely disregards the foundations upon which our country was founded. House and Senate Democrats have used "smoke and mirrors" to hide the true costs and the negative effects of this legislation on all of us. We have had a bill crammed down our throats that puts Washington in charge of our health care. The deal-making and gimmicks that have defined this entire process should serve as a sign this bill is bad for America and cannot possibly improve the human condition without contributing significantly to the nation's deficit." (www.womackforcongress.com)
  • Steve Womack. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Steve Womack voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Blasts Obama Healthcare Move, Pledges Wellness Center Push. 3 March 2010. "President Obama's decision to press forward with his fundamentally flawed healthcare bill, in the face of overwhelming opposition by the American people, shows just how out of touch Washington has become. President Obama's plan for more taxes and more government control is precisely the opposite of what our country needs right now." Womack said." (www.womackforcongress.com)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack on ObamaCare: Bigger Deficits, Higher Taxes, Poorer Care and Pro-abortion Outcomes. 22 March 2010. "ObamaCare means bigger deficits, higher taxes and lower quality healthcare. It's an example of what's wrong with Washington. Most of our country opposes ObamaCare. But Washington isn't listening. Instead of standing up for the views of the majority of Americans, Obama and Congressional Democrats were committed to passing their liberal agenda, regardless of the people's support or the costs to our country. Luckily, key parts of Obamacare--especially the subsidies--don't go into effect until 2014. In Congress, I will work to repeal ObamaCare." (www.womackforcongress.com)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Responds to House's IPAB Repeal. 22 March 2012. "Today, the House took another step in repealing the President's flawed and overreaching health care law. The government has no business interceding in the Doctor-Patient relationship. By repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, we put the power back in the hands of the American people. Nearly two years since the President and Congressional Democrats forced Obamacare into law; House Republicans are continuing our promise to repeal it." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Members of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus along with member of the House vehemently oppose your August 18 2011 announcement to bypass Congress and use prosecutorial discretion to achieve amnesty to individuals who are illegally residing in the US. The manner with which your administration has introduced this policy not only robs the public of a thorough betting, but it also fails to appreciate the negative consequences of this policy shift [¦] Also, this policy has the added affect of further encouraging illegal immigration. Frankly put, if we don't take our own laws seriously enough to enforce, why should we expect anyone to follow them? This policy will introduce a new wave a illegal immigrants emboldened with the knowledge that not only is it okay to break the law, but they will likely be rewarded for it with de facto amnesty statues, thereby exacerbating an already vicious cycle we as a nation try been trying to address for over two decades. This attempt to satisfy the narrow interests for the pro-amnesty lobby has ultimately earned the distrust of the greater American public. Our fear is that this policy will irreparably harm the prospects of true immigration reform for many years to come. Mr President, our request is simple: enforce our immigration laws evenly without passion, prejudice or preference." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Arkansas News - State Delegation Offers Guarded Support After State of the Union Address. 25 January 2011. "'Some things he says I agree with, like reducing the corporate tax rate,' Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, said after the speech. But, on other issues he disagreed vehemently, especially immigration reform. 'I heard amnesty,' said Womack. 'We're not going there.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Womack Responds to President's Immigration Announcement. 15 June 2012. "Congressman Steve Womack released the below statement following President Obama's immigration announcement Friday afternoon: "It's the latest example of this President usurping the authority of Congress to achieve election-year objectives that he, himself, has admitted are not within his exclusive executive power. "The President acknowledged that America is a nation of laws; however, his actions serve to undermine the very laws enacted by Congress on immigration--just as he has with recess appointments, matters of national security, and the number of questionable decisions by agencies subject to his authority. "Millions of legitimate Americans are still out of work. We don't need to be adding "insult to injury' to the plight of these hard-working citizens." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. Letter to President Obama. 9 September 2011. "Members of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus along with member of the House vehemently oppose your August 18 2011 announcement to bypass Congress and use prosecutorial discretion to achieve amnesty to individuals who are illegally residing in the US. The manner with which your administration has introduced this policy not only robs the public of a thorough betting, but it also fails to appreciate the negative consequences of this policy shift...Also, this policy has the added affect of further encouraging illegal immigration. Frankly put, if we don't take our own laws seriously enough to enforce, why should we expect anyone to follow them? This policy will introduce a new wave a illegal immigrants emboldened with the knowledge that not only is it okay to break the law, but they will likely be rewarded for it with de facto amnesty statues, thereby exacerbating an already vicious cycle we as a nation try been trying to address for over two decades. This attempt to satisfy the narrow interests for the pro-amnesty lobby has ultimately earned the distrust of the greater American public. Our fear is that this policy will irreparably harm the prospects of true immigration reform for many years to come. Mr President, our request is simple: enforce our immigration laws evenly without passion, prejudice or preference." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Arkansas Values. 28 June 2011. "Mayor Womack's roots run deep in Arkansas. In Washington, he will stand for the conservative values we share in Arkansas. He will defend the right to life and traditional marriage, protect our rural heritage and second amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Stephen Womack. 2010. The Arkansas Voter's Guide: The New Arkansas Voter's Guide. Responded "I support a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. It is the first step in a lengthy process to stop the ever-increasing debt burden we are putting on future generations. I support a constitutional amendment allowing a presidential line-item-veto to cut pork-barrel spending. I support a constitutional amendment addressing birthright citizenship (already noted above). I support a constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman." to the question "What type of legislation will you work to enact?" (www.arkansasvotersguide.com)
  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Traditional Marriage. 28 June 2011. "I believe that marriage is the sanctified union of one man and one woman. The family is the basic core unit of our society. The two-parent family still provides the best environment of stability, discipline, responsibility, and character. However, I have many friends who are single parents, raising their families with a stable home and I can only call them courageous. Children are our nation's most precious resource. We must protect our nation's traditional marriage laws so that our children grow up in social environments that make them great citizens of our country." (votesmart.org)

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  • Stephen Womack. Issue Position: Social Security. 28 June 2011. "As Congress discusses this program's redesign, it will be an enormous challenge to make it equitable for everyone. A solution I support is privatizing Social Security making it an individually controlled voluntary retirement account for those paying into the system." (votesmart.org)

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