More on Congressional Issues
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 533, legislation authored by the second-term lawmaker to remove an outdated charter that limits business and economic development opportunities for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma:
WASHINGTON– Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to disregard public concerns in Waters of the United States final rule:
WASHINGTON– Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) is urging the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to halt the implementation of a new climate change policy that could keep states from accessing emergency grant funding.
“We cannot create more barriers to funding for states that are chronically impacted by natural disasters,” Mullin said. “Money for constructing safe rooms or upgrading buildings to better withstand the threats of tornadoes and hurricanes should not be held hostage by the administration’s liberal ideology.”
WASHINGTON– The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to stop the deeply-flawed proposed rule defining Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.
Both measures were supported by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s efforts to expand federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and further extend the reach of federal regulators into peoples’ everyday lives, their businesses and onto their land.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Thursday voted for a joint budget resolution that promotes fairness for hardworking families and gives opportunity to job creators across Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District. The House-Senate budget plan for fiscal year 2016—the first of its kind since 2010—was adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 226-197.