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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Womack paid his congressional staff a total of $896,990 in 2011.  He ranked 117th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 143rd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Arkansas]] ranked 38th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2731/Rep_Steve_Womack.html ''LegiStorm'', "Steve Womack," accessed August 21, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Steve Womack
Steve Womack.jpg
U.S. House, Arkansas, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Boozman (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.23 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primaryMay 20, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,650,682
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Rogers
1998-2010
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas Technical University, 1979
Military service
Service/branchArkansas Army National Guard
Years of service1979-2009
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1957
Place of birthRussellville, AR
Net worth$129,503
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Womack (b. February 18, 1957, in Russellville, Arkansas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District. Womack was first elected to the House in 2010.

Womack won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Rebekah Kennedy and David Pangrac in the November 6 general election.[1]

Womack is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Womack began his political career by serving on the Rogers, Arkansas, city council from 1997 to 1998. He then served as Mayor of Rogers from 1999 until his election to the U.S. House in 2010.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Womack is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Womack's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1979: Graduated from Arkansas Tech University with B.A.
  • 1979-2009: Arkansas Army National Guard
  • 1997-1998: Rogers, Arkansas, city council
  • 1999-2010: Mayor of Rogers, Arkansas
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Arkansas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Womack serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Educations
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Defense

2011-2012

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Womack's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[9] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[10][11] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[11] Womack voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[12][13] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[13] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[14] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Womack voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[12]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[15] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[16] Womack voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[18] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Womack voted for HR 2775.[19]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Womack voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Campaign themes

2014

Womack's campaign website lists the following issues:[26]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "We must have a balanced budget to restore our country's fiscal discipline. To achieve this, our government must be willing to reduce spending and produce real and sustainable entitlement reform."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "As the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee, I believe that domestic energy production is essential to the growth of our economy and the security of our nation. Both finite and renewable sources must be explored and developed to diversify our energy base and lower our reliance on a single source."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "For too long, too many Arkansas have been out of work. I believe it is important for the federal government to create a stable economic environment that will encourage businesses to expand hire."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "As a 30-year veteran of the United States Army National Guard, it is my firm belief that we owe no greater debt than that owed to our veterans, especially those who became disabled in service to our country."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Steve Womack endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [27]

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Womack is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Womack won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arkansas' 3rd District. He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Rebekah Kennedy and David Pangrac in the November 6 general election.[28]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Womack Incumbent 75.9% 186,467
     Green Rebekah Kennedy 16% 39,318
     Libertarian David Pangrac 8.1% 19,875
Total Votes 245,660
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Womack is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Womack raised a total of $1,650,682 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[30]

Steve Womack's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $932,788
2010 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $717,894
Grand Total Raised $1,650,682

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Womack's reports.[31]

Steve Womack (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$407,109.23$105,470.00$(27,091.29)$485,487.94
July Quarterly[33]July 13, 2013$485,487.94$123,426.67$(29,943.77)$578,970.84
October Quarterly[34]October 13, 2013$578,970.84$88,397.00$(62,253.85)$605,113.99
Year-End[35]January 23, 2014$605,113$148,971$(54,399)$699,686
April Quarterly[36]April 12, 2014$699,686$52,650$(57,428)$694,907
Pre-Primary[37]May 7, 2014$694,907$13,031$(8,277)$699,661
July Quarterly[38]July 12, 2014$699,661$124,453$(128,730)$695,384
October Quarterly[39]October 12, 2014$695,384$219,739$(109,644)$805,479
Running totals
$876,137.67$(477,766.91)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Womack's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Womack won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Womack's campaign committee raised a total of $932,788 and spent $602,443.[40] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[41]

Cost per vote

Womack spent $3.23 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Womack's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Womack won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Womack's campaign committee raised a total of $717,894 and spent $641,115.[42]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Womack is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[43]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[44]

Womack most often votes with:

Womack least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Womack missed 0 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[45]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Womack paid his congressional staff a total of $896,990 in 2011. He ranked 117th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 143rd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Arkansas ranked 38th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[46]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Womack's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-100,992 and $359,999. That averages to $129,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Womack ranked as the 373rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[47]

Steve Womack Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$129,50333.5%
2011$97,003-63.19%
2010$263,504N/A

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Womack ranked 150th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[48]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Womack ranked 87th in the conservative rankings.[49]

Voting with party

2013

Womack voted with the Republican Party 97.6% of the time, which ranked 74th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[50]

Personal

Womack and his wife, Terri, have three children.

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map," November 6, 2012
  2. Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "Steve Womack," accessed November 1, 2011
  3. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  10. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  26. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 7, 2014
  27. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack," January 19, 2012
  28. Politico, "2012 Election Map," November 6, 2012
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Steve Womack," accessed March 22, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack Summary Report," accessed July 23, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack Pre-Primary," accessed May 12, 2014
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Womack October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  40. Open Secrets, "Steve Womack 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 19, 2013
  41. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  42. Open Secrets, "Steve Womack 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 1, 2011
  43. GovTrack, "Steve Womack," accessed June 7 2013
  44. OpenCongress, "Steve Womack," accessed July 30, 2013
  45. GovTrack, "Steve Womack," accessed April 2, 2013
  46. LegiStorm, "Steve Womack," accessed August 21, 2012
  47. OpenSecrets.org, "Steve Womack (R-Ark), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  48. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  49. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  50. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Boozman
U.S. House - Arkansas District 3
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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