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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Talking tall: Rep. Steve Womack

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 6:37 AM

Freshman U.S. Rep. Steve Womack gets a mention in a New York Times article on the commitment of entering Republicans to cut federal spending or perhaps shut down the government if they don't get what they want.

As Republican lawmakers returned this week to Washington after a week in their districts, they had perhaps even more determination than when they left. In town hall-style meetings and constituent coffees, they said, the refrain remained the same. There was “universal agreement that the issues facing our country right now are very critical,” said Representative Steve Womack, a freshman from Arkansas, and voters encouraged him to “stand our ground and stay the course.”

Perhaps. But I also heard more than a few of them unhappy that Womack had jettisoned the bike trail through Northwest Arkansas. Maybe next he'll fight to stop federal spending on the Bella Vista bypass.

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