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
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution embodies some of the most important principles of our nation, like personal rights and individual liberty.
In Oklahoma, we are raised to understand and respect guns as a form of protection and a tool to provide for our families. In this way, firearms are ingrained into our way of life.
And as Americans, we have the right to possess and use firearms within reason of the law. Any attempt to limit this right undermines our Constitution.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today discussed the importance of America’s alliance with Israel, in light of the nuclear threat Iran poses to the Middle East and the world.
Mullin’s comments came after he attended the speech to the U.S. Congress Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu spoke about his concerns regarding the ongoing nuclear agreement negotiations with Iran.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted for a bill that would allow the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to resolve differences over funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Funding for the department would be extended for three weeks under a separate vote in order to give the chambers time to go to conference committee.Read More
If you listened to President Obama’s State of the Union speech in January, you probably heard him reference the middle class a few times when he laid out his Middle-Class Economics plan, which included raising taxes and broadening the scope of government in our lives.Read More
Congress has made a unified effort to put the priorities of the American people ahead of the president’s liberal agenda.
We sent a bill to the White House that means good-paying jobs and energy security. We passed the Keystone XL pipeline.
Final approval of this project means a reduced dependency on foreign oil, and real economic growth. It means shovel-ready jobs for many Americans which will be created using private sector dollars, not government funds.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted for the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 272 to 142.
“As a business owner, I have seen how our tax system disadvantages small businesses, ranchers, and farmers,” said Mullin. “Small businesses pay 67 percent more than larger companies just to comply with the tax code.”
The legislation combines three separate bills that aim to improve the tax system so that small businesses can invest and grow.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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The president offered a budget that never balances and raises $1 trillion in new taxes.