It is hard to believe that we are almost past the first half of this year. The past few months have been full of important wins that bring our Oklahoma values to Washington.
Already this year, the U.S. House of Representatives has helped our veterans gain better access to health care, voted to reverse the president’s executive power grab on immigration, fought for energy independence and passed bills that simplify America’s complicated and confusing tax code.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage:
“This week, the Supreme Court has undermined our nation’s democratic process by choosing to ignore current law, and instead, has decided what the law should be. Oklahomans voted in 2004 to affirm that marriage is between one man and one woman. With its decision, the Supreme Court has trampled states’ rights and set a dangerous precedent for future rulings.”
In 1938, songwriter Irving Berlin dug through a trunk that contained his incomplete arrangements for a piece he had started two decades earlier—a piece that has become so important to the tradition of being an American that it’s hard to imagine anyone criticizing it for being “just one more patriotic song.”
On November 11, 1938, God Bless America was performed for millions of Americans on CBS radio. With the start of the Second World War looming, the song served as a prayer for peace in an uncertain time.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) bill (H.R. 533) to remove the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma’s charter of incorporation will go to the president’s desk after passing the U.S. Senate unanimously on Wednesday.Read More
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that Americans purchasing health coverage through the federal marketplace, HealthCare.Gov, are eligible for federal subsidies.
The case, formally titled King v. Burwell, sought to resolve the question of whether federal subsidies are only to be awarded through state-run exchanges or if individuals purchasing coverage on the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace may also receive the benefit.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042), legislation to protect Oklahoma families and businesses from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan rule.Read More
MUSKOGEE – Ensuring area veterans know about all of the services available to them in their community and region is the goal of three Veteran Information Day events to be hosted by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02).
The events will be held in Okmulgee, Claremore and Hugo. All events are open to the public. Registration is not required to attend Mullin’s Veteran Information Day events.Read More
WASHINGTON– Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Wednesday recognized National Men’s Health Week on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. June is National Men’s Health Month, and Men’s Health Week began on June 15, 2015. Mullin co-chairs the bipartisan Congressional Men’s Health Caucus with U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).
Watch Mullin speak on the House floor in the video below.Read More
Not all heroes wear a cape and fly.
We can look around our communities and see real heroes in our midst. Some drive an ambulance; others keep us safe or put out fires. And, parents have an opportunity to be a hero every single day when they read to their children, read with their children or take their children to the library.
This summer, libraries across Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District are celebrating heroes in their summer reading programs.
Using heroic imagination, our libraries have planned exciting and interesting activities this summer.Read More
WASHINGTON– Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted to hold the president accountable on future agreements to sell American-made products in other countries. The framework, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 2146), passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 218-208.
“We cannot let countries like China dictate the direction of our global economy. We need to take control of our future,” Mullin said. “Putting together a framework for selling American-made products in other countries puts us in a position to take the lead.”Read More
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Markwayne Mullin was elected to serve the people of Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in November 2012.
Mullin and his wife Christie had three children, Jim, Andrew and Larra, and then on August 21, 2013 they officially became the proud parents of their adopted twin girls, Lynette and Ivy. They raise their children on the family farm where Mullin grew up in Westville, Oklahoma.
Raised in rural Adair County, he learned the value of hard work and self-discipline. The youngest of seven children, Mullin grew up working on the family farm before the sun was up and well before the school day began. When his studies and athletics were finished each day, Mullin would return home and finish his evening chores.
Mullin graduated from Stilwell High School and went to Missouri Valley College on a wrestling scholarship. Shortly after, his father fell ill and the family’s small plumbing company encountered financial troubles. Mullin then returned home and at the age of 20, he and his wife Christie took over the business. At the time the business had only six employees and was in debt.
Mullin resolved for the sake of his family and for their employees, to make the company solvent and ensure it never again fell into those circumstances. For the next three years, Mullin and his wife Christie worked seven days a week, making the difficult decisions necessary to get the business out of debt.
Mullin ultimately returned to college and graduated from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in 2010. He was honored to have been invited by his alma mater to deliver the keynote address at the OSUIT 2013 Commencement ceremonies in August.
Today, Mullin Plumbing is one of the largest service companies in the region, employing over 120 Oklahomans. It is only one of several successful companies Mullin owns and operates, including Mullin Environmental, Mullin Plumbing West Division, Mullin Services, Mullin Properties and Mullin Plumbing New Construction.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Mullin has been the voice of business owners across America and brings their perspective into the national debate on many issues which directly impact the business community. From immigration and tax reforms to transportation issues and overzealous regulation, Mullin provides the much-needed real world perspective that comes from fighting to successfully run businesses in today’s economic and regulatory environment.
An engaging, energetic and servant-hearted individual, Mullin is not a Washington, D.C. insider. Instead, he’s a hard-working family man who is grounded by a deep faith and his love of country. Mullin holds fast to the values of rural Oklahoma – where deals are still closed with a handshake, where neighbors help one another without a moment’s hesitation and where prayer and worship are still important parts of people’s lives.
Congressman Mullin serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. He was one of only 11 Members chosen to serve on the bipartisan Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, designated by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The panel traveled across the country to examine the current state of freight transportation in the United States and how improving freight transportation can boost the U.S. economy. The panel will release its findings in late October 2013.
Determined that he would always be accessible and available to the people he represents, Mullin has held three rounds of town hall meetings in each of the 26 counties of the 2nd District so far during his first year in office. He has also held six district-wide telephone town hall meetings. Additionally Mullin has held telephone conference calls with different community groups in the 2nd District, including mayors, county commissioners, chamber of commerce officials, dentists, hospital administrators, pastors and technology centers administrators.
Mullin is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation. When the 113th Congress convened in January 2013, he became only the second Native American in the House.
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