MUSKOGEE – The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) has named John and Kim Hewett, of Tahlequah, as 2015 Angels in Adoption.
The Hewetts were nominated for the award by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02). They are the proud parents of six children – one biological daughter, Dawn, and five adopted children: Michael, Nathaniel, Alexis, Hannah and Emmanuel.
Across Oklahoma in May and June, Mother Nature showed her ability to unleash powerful forces. Individuals, businesses and government were all affected by storms that highlight why we need to take seriously our preparedness efforts.
September is National Preparedness Month and many helpful resources can be found at www.ready.gov. Additionally, your local emergency management office is a place where you can find a wealth of road-tested advice on how to be ready and what to prepare for in your specific area.
Standing on the Mount of Olives, with the Garden of Gethsemane below, Jerusalem’s Old City on one side and the Judean Desert on the other, I pictured what this spot must have looked like when Jesus told the disciples about the end of time.
It was peaceful—so peaceful that it was hard to remember that just outside of the Israel border, terrorist groups are working every day to destroy our freedoms.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) wants to know whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated anti-lobbying statutes when it worked in conjunction with grassroots lobbying groups to promote supportive public comments on the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The final rule takes effect at the end of August.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement on federal funding for Planned Parenthood following the release of seven undercover videos made by the Center for Medical Progress:
Before Christie and I had kids, there were periods of time when I worked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If I got a call from a customer during Thanksgiving dinner, I was out the door and ready to fix whatever needed attention. A call on Christmas morning? I was gone.
The day our oldest son, Jim, was born, was the day I stopped working for myself. I started working for him. If you ask any parent about the most important parts of their life, I am sure that one answer would be their children.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) hosted Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, in Catoosa on Friday, August 7, for a forum on reducing federal regulations.
Mullin, who sits on the Subcommittee on Commerce Manufacturing, and Trade, invited Burgess to participate in the forum, so he could hear first-hand about the impact federal regulations are having on manufacturing leaders in northeast Oklahoma.Read More
In Washington and across the country, it is commonly believed and accepted that America cannot have a strong economy without a strong middle class. This idea is an important part of our success story and reinforces the basic principal of the American Dream: if you work hard you can achieve any goal.
Families and individuals in Oklahoma are working hard to achieve their American Dream, but regulations from this president and his administration are causing the cost of survival to climb higher than the amount of money that is brought home in a monthly paycheck.
The EPA’s final rule continues the pattern of agenda-driven policy that we have seen from this president and his administration. Many American families cannot afford the real-life cost of this rule—the loss of jobs and increase in electricity rates will have profound impacts on all of our neighbors, but especially those who are already struggling to pay their bills. I am deeply disappointed to see that the EPA disregarded important feedback it received from states, industry, and stakeholder groups in the final rule. The U.S.Read More
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today announced the third annual essay forum focusing on the importance of our U.S. Constitution.
“I look forward to reading the thoughtful and well-written responses from the students in the Second District,” Mullin said, adding that information on the essay forum has been mailed to schools throughout the district. Rules, forum questions and entry forms are also available on his website: www.mullin.house.gov.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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