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Rep. Steve Womack

Representative for Arkansas’s 3rd District

pronounced steev // WOH-mak


Womack is the representative for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Womack is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Womack is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Womack has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Steve Womack sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Womack was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Womack sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (30%) Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (20%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Womack recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Womack voted Yea

Womack voted Yea

Failed 259/162 on Jun 22, 2022.

Womack voted Yea

Passed 260/171 on Mar 9, 2022.

Womack voted Yea

Womack voted Aye

Passed 272/158 on Jul 25, 2019.

Womack voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Womack voted Aye

Womack voted Yea

Passed 285/144 on Oct 16, 2013.

This was the "vehicle" for passage of the bill that ended the government shutdown and raised the debt ceiling. This bill was introduced regarding an …

Womack voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Aug 2022, Womack missed 0 of 7,168 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: