Over the past few weeks, I have had a chance to travel around the Second Congressional District and visit with constituents about some of the most important issues that affect us as Oklahomans and as Americans.
At virtually every stop, I am asked about the situation with Iran and the president’s plan to finalize a nuclear agreement with that nation. I share every concern that my constituents have raised about this potential agreement and the ongoing situation in the Middle East.Read More
WASHINGTON– Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) continues to fight the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deeply-flawed proposed rule defining Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.
Mullin cosponsored legislation calling for the withdrawal of the proposed rule that would expand federal control. Through agency funding restrictions, Mullin is also working to put a halt to the rule expected to be released this spring.Read More
WASHINGTON—Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation joined in remembrance of the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The act of domestic terrorism that took place 20 years ago claimed 168 innocent lives in Oklahoma City and left families, loved ones and communities forever changed.Read More
WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted for a bill that would effectively repeal the so-called death tax that has burdened many family-owned businesses, farms, and ranches.
“Family farmers and business owners have invested generations worth of capital in order to grow and develop their operations,” said Mullin. “But because the money is tied up in the business or land, families often lack the liquid assets to cover the tax liability when companies or farms are passed down.”Read More
This month, Oklahomans will mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Collectively we will remember the act of domestic terrorism that occurred right here in our state on April 19, 1995, and claimed the lives of 168 fellow Oklahomans.
We will not only grieve the loss of many innocent adults and children, but we will also give thanks for the first responders and the volunteers from Oklahoma and across the country that helped in the aftermath.Read More
As we prepare to celebrate Easter—the resurrection of Jesus and His victory over sin and death—it is important to keep our eyes focused on fulfilling God’s call to us—to be the light of Christ in the world.
In the midst of one of February 2015’s snowstorms that caused major headaches for drivers stuck on the slick Oklahoma highways, I was reminded that there are many within our communities who answer that call on a daily basis.Read More
Muskogee, OK – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced the deadline for entries in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition is April 21, 2015.
“The Congressional Art Competition gives our many talented high school students in the Second Congressional District a chance to compete to have their original artwork displayed for a year in the U.S. Capitol,” Mullin said. “And I always enjoy pointing out the Second District winners’ artwork to people who visit the Capitol.”Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted for the U.S. House of Representatives plan to balance the federal budget in less than 10 years. The bill includes no tax increases and a provision to completely repeal Obamacare, setting the stage for patient-centered health care reforms.Read More
Oklahoma understands the importance of balancing a budget—our families do it every day in our personal lives. And there is no reason that our country should not be able to do the same.Read More
In the wake of the wait-list scandal last year that exposed serious problems within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Congress passed legislation that gave veterans the choice to seek medical care outside the VA. It is called the Veteran’s Choice Program. And the program is designed to help our country’s veterans when timeliness and distance become a hindrance to receiving health care.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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