Womack talks heroes, football and more at Bentonville middle school

Posted: January 13, 2018 at 1 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, Rep. Steve Womack told a gathering of sixth-graders Friday at Old High Middle School.

Budget Talk

Steve Womack didn’t discuss the U.S. House Budget Committee chairmanship with Old High Middle School students, but was asked about it by reporters after Friday’s school event. He said he considered receiving the position a great honor, but added it will be a major challenge to bring some balance to the federal budget.

“It’s important because the future of our country rests on our ability to put this country on a sustainable, fiscal glide path, which it is not today,” he said.

The budgeting process is broken and is “not working for the American people,” he said.

Source: Staff Report

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