Markwayne Mullin

Markwayne Mullin

OKLAHOMA's 2nd DISTRICT

Congressman Mullin’s Statement on House Passage of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill

2014/12/12

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement in response to the House passage of H.R. 83, the Omnibus Appropriations for FY 2015.  The legislation would keep most of the federal government funded through next September, with exception of funding the Department of Homeland Security, which will expire next February. “The legislation passed by the House today is by no means a perfect bill, but I can tell you the positives far outweigh the negatives.  As with every bill, I approached this vote from first a constitutional perspective. Secondly, I considered it from a business owner’s perspective, meaning that the positives had to offset the negatives by at least a 70 to 30 ratio.  After my team and I combed through the entire bill, we determined it contained measures that were incredibly important to our nation. Some of the provisions I was most pleased with include: $60 million budget cut to the Environmental Protection Agency ($126 million under the President’s request) $345.6 million budget cut to the Internal Revenue Service The restriction of the application of the Clean Water Act in agricultural areas, including farm ponds and irrigation ditches Suspension of the 34 hour restart period in the Department of Transportation’s Hours of Service rule The preservation of all current provisions that protect human life The continuation of programs to maintain strong relationship with Israel and continue military aid to fund the Iron Dome defense system to counter rocket attacks A 1 percent pay increase to military personnel The funding of the Department of Homeland Security only until February 2015 (ensures that we have a Republican Senate and House when we face our immigration issues and President Obama’s executive orders) Prohibition of the United Nation Arms Trade Treaty Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating lead ammunition Further, it’s important to note that this bill puts Congress on a pathway to regular order.  This means instead of wasting time passing Continuing Resolutions to temporarily fund the government at outdated levels, we can focus on actually accomplishing our goals.  Congress can then concentrate on issues like regulatory reform, tax reform, and deficit control. Again, this bill is not perfect and here are a few provision that were particularly concerning to me.   Increase of funding for unaccompanied minors programs in the Office of Refugee Resettlement Funding for the translation of government documents $1.4 billion for international development funding $6.4 million increased funding to the District of Columbia Regarding the President’s executive action to defer the deportation of illegal immigrants, there have been several misconceptions relating to this bill.  This legislation in no way provides any funding to support the President’s unilateral action. I stand with my position that the President has gone completely against the will of the people, and I am prepared to fight this action with the start of the new Congress. The most important win tonight is that we’ve set the stage for a government that works. We should never compromise our principles, but we do have to work with those across the aisle if we intend to make positive steps forward for this country.  That’s why I work from my 70 to 30 rule, and I will continue to do so as we enter the next Congress.” For more positives and negatives click here. To view the entire bill click here.   ### Read More

Congressman Mullin Introduces the FINER Act

2014/12/04

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today introduced H.R. 5791, the Fines in Need of Extensive Reform (FINER) Act of 2014.  The legislation is a two part bill that aims to add more transparency to the federal regulatory system and change how regulatory fine appeals are handled.­ The bill would increase transparency by requiring federal agencies to post online detailed information of the regulatory fines for which they are responsible.  Further, agencies would not be allowed to write a fine if that information has not been online for a minimum of 90 days. Additionally, the FINER Act would initiate several major regulatory reforms.  Regulatory fines would be treated like traffic tickets, allowing the fine to be challenged at a Federal Court instead of appealing to the agency that wrote the fine. During this appeal process, the person or entity being fined would not be required to pay until a final judgment had been rendered by the court. Agencies would then be required to deposit any revenues from fines directly to the Treasury, ensuring that these revenues are not used as supplemental funding for agencies.  Finally, if the entity being fined prevails, they could then recover court costs and attorney fees. “As a private sector business owner, I’ve had to deal with this issue firsthand,” said Mullin. “I’ll tell you that the cards are stacked against our job providers.  Right now, our businesses spend more time wading through regulations, wondering if they are in compliance and less time growing their business and creating jobs.  Even more appalling, fine information is not readily available online for taxpayers and business owners to review for compliance. Our nation’s regulatory system lacks transparency, fairness, and consistency.  This legislation is just one step towards achieving all of those.”  “As we move forward with this bill and similar legislation in the next Congress, I welcome comments and feedback from stakeholders, businesses, and officials at all levels,” ended Mullin. ### Read More

Congressman Mullin Receives House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Assignments

2014/12/03

WASHINGTON – Chairman Fred Upton (MI-06) announced today that Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) will serve on three House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Energy and Power; the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade; and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Committee’s jurisdiction is divided up among six subcommittees, which all handle specific issue subsets.  This is done so that Members of Congress can more effectively address the wide range of issues that fall under the full Committee’s responsibility.  The Energy and Power Subcommittee deals with all laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy matters.  The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee focuses on regulation of commerce practices, consumer affairs, and consumer protection.  The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee is responsible for the review and scrutiny of the agencies, departments, and programs that fall under the full Committee’s jurisdiction, which includes such entities as the Department of Energy, Health and Human Services, the Transportation Department to the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and Federal Communications Commission. “My objective is to ensure that Oklahoma’s values and interests are being represented on the Committee and its subcommittees,” said Mullin. “The Energy, Commerce, and Oversight Subcommittees all handle issues that are deeply important to our state, like making energy affordable, creating regulatory relief, and ending government waste and abuse.  I’ll be making sure that our voice is heard in Washington as Congress moves to address these and the many other challenges facing this country.” Mullin has also stated that regulatory reform will be his major focus during the 114th Congress. “I’ll continue to go after those burdensome federal regulations that are harming our country’s global competitiveness,” said Mullin. “As a business owner, I’ve seen the damage that the federal government can wreak on our nation’s job providers.  Instead of limiting business and job growth, our government needs to be working towards creating an atmosphere in which our entrepreneurs can thrive.” ### Read More

Thanksgiving Blessings

2014/11/24

As many of us prepare to spend our Thanksgiving with family and friends, we often take time to look back over the year and reflect on what we are thankful for and to recognize our many blessings. I am very thankful for my wife, Christie, and our five children: Jim, Andrew, Larra, Ivy and Lynette. They have been very supportive as I travel to and from Washington, D.C. to represent our district. I am also grateful for those who help us make things as smooth as possible for the kids – their teachers, coaches, our friends and family. To have the distinct honor and tremendous privilege to represent Oklahoma’s Second District is also something I am thankful for. I am reminded just how much I miss our beautiful landscape when I am surrounded by far too much concrete in Washington, D.C.  Sure, we have our share of bad weather, ice and drought. But Oklahoma has a beauty all its own and I am never happier than when I am back here at home. One of the things that make our district so special is the people. We are blessed that neighbors help neighbors in times of need - without a second thought. It is great when a total stranger passes you on the road and waves. It speaks volumes about the hospitality of Oklahomans when a group like the Oklahoma Farm Bureau provides lunch to anyone who shows up at one of our public informational meetings. This district is filled with caring and compassionate individuals and groups who are working every day to make their communities better or to help those in need. I have had the opportunity to meet with many such people and I am continually thankful for their dedication and their mission. From the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities to the outreach efforts of our Native American tribes, we have a desire to meet the needs of those who need a little help in one area or another. God’s grace, love and mercy surround us every day of our lives. Our state is one where prayer and worship are important part of many people’s everyday lives. I am thankful to live in a place where we put a strong emphasis on worshiping God and where we believe in religious freedom. From my family, to yours, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a holiday season full of God’s blessings. ### Read More

Congressman Mullin's Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

2014/11/21

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement that he would be using an executive order to prevent deportation of illegal immigrants in the United States. “Tonight, the President announced an immigration plan that completely ignores the will of the American people, the Constitution, and is contrary to previous statements made by the President himself.  Only Congress has the power to write laws, and it is the President’s job to enforce them. Through his partisan, unilateral actions, he has further divided our nation and made it more difficult to address our immigration problems.  Right now, we need the President to enforce our current laws and give additional resources to border patrol agencies.  Further, he needs to allow local law enforcement and border patrol officials to do their jobs by enforcing the law instead of telling them what laws they can enforce and limiting their access to certain portions of the border.  We have to secure borders before we can enact any immigration reform.  Most of us agree our immigration system is broken. However, by issuing this executive order, President Obama is encouraging more people to enter the country illegally through our porous borders in the hopes of receiving future amnesty and taking advantage of a government that does not enforce its own laws. I look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle to address immigration in an appropriate way that reflects the will of the American people, respects the rule of law, and represents the values of our Constitution." ### For information contact: Josh Miller | Communications Director, 202-225-2701, josh.miller@mail.house.gov  Angie Gallant | District Press Secretary, 918-351-8700, angie.gallant@mail.house.gov Read More

Congressman Mullin to Serve on Energy and Commerce Committee

2014/11/21

WASHINGTON – Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has been selected to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee during the 114th Congress. “I am excited to welcome Congressman Mullin to the Energy and Commerce Committee,” said Upton. “He’s a got a great bipartisan record of success, especially with his work on WRRDA during his time on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Further, his business experiences in Oklahoma will undoubtedly prove beneficial as we continue our efforts to create jobs, promote life-saving cures, unleash America’s energy abundance, protect families, and foster growth in this new era of innovation.” The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Committee has a very broad jurisdiction over issues deeply important to Oklahoma and the Second Congressional District. The Committee deals with issues such as health care, energy, telecommunications, and commerce. It oversees numerous federal entities, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Communications Commission. “It’s an honor to be selected to serve on such an influential committee, especially during this critical time in our country’s history,” said Mullin “I’m looking forward to providing an Oklahoma business owner perspective as the committee works to address issues like regulatory reform and continuing health care problems.  Additionally, I will be able to make sure that the challenges we face with rural health care is part of the discussion. “With Oklahoma’s top two employers being the energy and health sectors, our state has a vested interest in any actions affecting those industries.  So when burdensome regulations come down from Washington, we truly feel the impact. “As a business owner, I have had to comply with these regulations and I know how they can impede business growth.  I’m excited to bring that perspective to the committee as we fight to reform our regulatory system.” Oklahoma is home to four energy companies on the Fortune 500 list. The state’s largest employer is the energy sector, with one in five jobs supported by oil and gas. Second to the energy industry in employment of Oklahomans is the health care industry. Other state and private sector officials commented on Mullin being added to the committee: “Congressman Mullin's appointment to the Energy and Commerce Committee could not have occurred at a more critical time,” said Dr. Steve Turner, President of Northeastern State University. “His personal commitment to improving and protecting the quality of life for all the good folks in the district is widely known and greatly appreciated.  I have every confidence that he will work with a sense of urgency through its sub committees like Health and Environment/Economy. His work ethic coupled with his understanding and appreciation of Northeastern State University's role in optometric medicine, allied health, environmental health and safety management will serve NE Oklahoma well.” “Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s appointment to the Energy and Commerce Committee signifies Oklahoma’s growing role in the American Energy Renaissance,” said Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources. “Poised to surpass Alaska and California as the nation’s third largest oil producer, our state is leading an industry that is fueling America’s economic and geopolitical comeback. Congressman Mullin’s commitment to free enterprise, a balanced regulatory environment and U.S. energy independence will help ensure this oil and gas revolution reaches its full potential – creating millions of jobs, billions in GDP and increased national security.” “This is fantastic news for Oklahoma’s Oil and Natural Gas Producers,” said Chad Warmington, President of the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association. “As the only Oklahoman on this extremely important committee Congressman Mullin will be uniquely positioned to carry the message to Washington DC of the incredible innovation and importance of Oklahoma-based producers in the continuing development of our national energy security. We are very excited to have Congressman Mullin on the Energy & Commerce committee where he can continue his great work on behalf of all Oklahomans.” “The state of Oklahoma has a proud tradition of service on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and Congressman Mullin is an excellent choice to continue that representation,” said John Richels, President and CEO of Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy and Chairman of the American Exploration and Production Council. “He understands our industry and has been a strong advocate for sound policies that promote jobs, economic growth and responsible energy development. His role on this important committee will undoubtedly bolster those efforts.” "I am ecstatic to learn of Congressman Markwayne Mullin's appointment to the House Energy and Commerce Committee,” said Eric K. Miller, Director of Business & Economic Development for the Muskogee City-County Port Authority. “During his first term, Congressman Mullin was in the vanguard of redressing issues that adversely affected the economic efficacy and vitality of two of the most important economic drivers in the State of Oklahoma-the Port of Muskogee and the Port of Catoosa. Congressman Mullin's vision, pragmatism, ability to form working relationships and indefatigable leadership, are traits that have served Oklahoma well. Those same traits will continue to serve our state, particularly in rural Oklahoma, as he transitions to his new role with the House Energy and Commerce Committee.”   ### For information contact: Josh Miller | Communications Director, 202-225-2701, josh.miller@mail.house.gov Angie Gallant | District Press Secretary, 918-351-8700, angie.gallant@mail.house.gov   Read More

The Importance of Adoption Advocacy

2014/11/20

This Saturday, November 22, is National Adoption Day.   Every year on this day organizations and people from across the nation come together to bring awareness to a cause that’s become very close to my heart.  Last year, our family was blessed to adopt twin girls. These girls have become one of our family’s greatest blessings and my wife and I cannot imagine life without them. My goal now is to help other families learn more about adoption.  There are many great organizations that help lead this undertaking, but as a Member of Congress I’d like to recognize the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) for all the hard work they do. Many people know that I put a strong emphasis on bipartisanship.  I’m proud to say CCAI works relentlessly to see that the words “working across the aisle” are not lost in political rhetoric.  They bring together congressional members from all different backgrounds and political affiliations to figure out policies that will truly help children in need of a loving home and family. Having gone through the adoption process with my daughters, I understand some of the barriers and hurdles that exist in the system.  For the sake of the many children waiting for homes, it’s important that we make the process as fluid and transparent as possible. CCAI is effective in identifying the policies that will create positive changes.  With nearly 400,000 children in the United States in need of a permanent home and a loving family, these efforts are as meaningful as they’ve ever been. Right now, our foster care system is clearly overburdened, and those children who “age out” out of the U.S. foster care system will face challenges that will limit their chances for success. If we want to create a brighter future for our nation, ensuring that every child has a safe home and family is a great place to start. Further, we must remember that this cause is more important than party lines.  Effective foster care and adoption policies will only be developed if lawmakers come to the same table.  Constituents can help this process by sharing their concerns and suggestions with their congressmen or senators. In that spirit, I want to challenge all Oklahomans to make this year’s National Adoption Day count.  While not everyone can adopt, there’s so much that can be done from an advocacy standpoint.  Individuals can become foster parents, mentor children and youth in foster care, or simply promote awareness of existing resources. Remember, awareness is a powerful tool that can bring about tremendous change. You can find out more about events, how to get involved, and adoption resources by going to www.nationaladoptionday.org.  ### Read More

The Fight Over Waters of the United States is Not Finished

2014/11/14

During the recent district work period, I held informational meetings regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule regarding “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act and how this proposal will redefine navigable waters under the Act. Our meetings were held in Broken Bow, Vinita, McAlester and Okmulgee. The purpose of our meetings was to give people the facts and encourage them to get involved in the process of fighting the federal overreach that the proposed rule entails by getting involved in the rulemaking process through the public comment period that closed November 14th. Now that the comment deadline has passed, we will see exactly how the agencies considered the input on the rule submitted by citizens and other groups, and if or how the agencies adjust their proposal.  I will certainly keep the Second District updated on how this issue progresses. The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the proposed rule earlier this year to greatly increase their authority over large swaths of land that could include our farms, ranches and even dry ditches. The EPA calls this new rule a “clarification” of what constitutes a “navigable waterway.” Unfortunately this proposed rule would take away from states the regulation of navigable waters and allow a large expansion of the types of terrain requiring a federal permit. The devil is always in the details, and the details of this proposal include expanding the definition of what qualifies as “waters of the United States” In September the House passed legislation that I cosponsored - H.R. 5078, Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act - to uphold the federal-state partnership to regulate our nation’s waters by preserving existing rights and responsibilities with respect to WOTUS under the Clean Water Act.  Sadly, H.R. 5078 remains alongside hundreds of other House-passed bills sitting on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s desk that are going nowhere. In addition to cosponsoring legislation and speaking on the House floor about the serious effects of this bad rule, my office sent to the media in our district a press release that included the public comment information and addresses. We included the information regularly in our social media posts and in our weekly online newsletter. We worked with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and the Oklahoma Pork Council to get the word out to farmers and ranchers about our informational meetings and we encouraged the media to attend and report on the issue. Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan even joined me in McAlester to underscore the importance of the issue. As a rancher, I know that this proposal has the potential to drastically limit agricultural practices across the country. As the Farm Bureau states on its website, ditchtherule.fb.org, “The proposed rule, in effect, would give EPA veto authority over a farmer’s or rancher’s ability to operate.” We must do all that we can to ensure that does not happen. [[{"fid":"287","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"media-element file-full"}}]] ### Read More

Congressman Mullin Praises House Passage of Keystone XL Approval Legislation

2014/11/14

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) praised the House passage of H.R. 5682, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The legislation was introduced this week by Congressman Bill Cassidy (LA-06) and would authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the pipeline. “For more than six years, the President has played political gamesmanship with the approval of the Keystone Pipeline,” said Mullin. “While he consistently talks about the importance of infrastructure investments, providing for future generations, and helping everyday Americans, he chooses to deny a project that would provide all of these.  This is especially frustrating because I see the benefits that the southern leg has already had on my district and I know this approval will enhance those effects. “I hope the House passage of the legislation today will serve as a call to the President and the Senate that it’s time to approve the pipeline. They’ve delayed this project for far too long already. If they want to help provide Americans with good, high-paying jobs they will join us in moving this legislation forward.” The bill is in response to the Administration’s failure to issue a final decision on the pipeline since the original application in September of 2008.  While environmental concerns had been expressed, the latest application contains a reroute of the pipeline to avoid any sensitive areas in Nebraska. Additionally, the Department of State issued earlier this year a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, stating the pipeline would have limited environmental effect.  The legislation deems this statement adequate to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and any other federal laws. H.R. 5682 passed the House by a vote of 252 to 161. It will now go to the Senate for approval. ### For information contact: Josh Miller | Communications Director, 202-225-2701, josh.miller@mail.house.gov Angie Gallant | District Press Secretary, 918-351-8700, angie.gallant@mail.house.gov Read More

District Veterans Meetings Show Need for Continued Improvement

2014/11/06

During the ongoing district work period, our team held four veteran meetings aimed at connecting Second District veterans with the resources available to them through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and also from state and local service organizations. The sessions were held in Pryor, Muskogee, Durant and Poteau. Our team learned much from these meetings and heard from some veterans, including women and younger veterans, about the unique challenges they face. All of this feedback is excellent information for me to take back to Washington, D.C. as we continue to monitor the progress of reforms at the VA. With the newly-enacted VA reform law should come needed changes at the agency tasked with serving our veteran population. This includes giving eligible veterans a “Veterans Choice Card” so they can seek care from non-VA providers and requiring the VA to authorize non-VA care to enrolled veterans who can’t get an appointment within 30 days or who live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA medical facility. These are both critical features for the Second District. The new law also funds hiring more physicians and other medical staff, authorizes 27 major medical facility leases, including in Tulsa, and allows the VA to fire or demote employees for misconduct or poor performance. Of course, this legislation will not solve every problem with the VA, but hopefully it is a significant step in the right direction and we can reassess the situation once there has been enough time to let the new changes get underway. Just because this legislation was passed does not mean I will quit keeping a very close eye on the situation at the VA. Our office continues to press the VA for a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Idabel to serve Southeast Oklahoma’s veterans. I will continue to pursue this CBOC because it is important to the veteran population of Southeast Oklahoma. During our veteran informational meetings, we also heard veterans praise the work that our Muskogee VA does on their behalf and also the VA facility in Bonham, Texas, which serves a portion of Southeast Oklahoma. If you are a veteran and were unable to make one of the meetings and have a question or problem, please contact our office in Muskogee (918-687-2533) or McAlester (918-423-5951) to reach one of our Veterans Caseworkers. You can also contact us online at mullin.house.gov. The struggles our veterans continue to face every day are very real. Everything from the effects of Agent Orange and PTSD to trauma from military sexual assault, our nation cannot let these men and women down. It was an honor to meet so many Second District veterans and their families. Their service to our nation is what enables us all to live in freedom today. Our veterans were promised quality health care in exchange for their service to our nation. As a country, we must honor that commitment. It falls upon all of our shoulders to ensure those promises are kept and that we hold our government officials and our agencies accountable. [[{"fid":"286","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"class":"media-element file-full"}}]] ###     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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Jim Bridenstine

OKLAHOMA's 1st DISTRICT

Frank Lucas

OKLAHOMA's 3rd DISTRICT

Tom Cole

OKLAHOMA's 4th DISTRICT

James Lankford

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