More on Congressional Issues
This week, my wife, Christie, and I participated in the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption. This annual event honors those individuals or groups from across our country selected for making a significant contribution, either through foster care or adoption, to ensuring every child has a permanent home.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced the winning essays in the 2015 Second District Constitution Essay Forum.
“We appreciate all of the students who took the time to study our U.S. Constitution in more depth and formulate thoughtful responses to the essay questions.” Mullin said. “We are also grateful to our judges for their time and talents in evaluating the essay submissions.”
Middle School Winners:
On September 17, 1787, the members of the Constitutional Convention came together one last time to sign our Constitution. With these signatures, Americans were freed from Britain’s tyrannical rule, and our government began to take shape.
Our Constitution has stood the test of time. What began as our way of pushing back against an oppressive government has become one of the most well-known pieces of American history.
WASHINGTON – Bishop Edward Slattery, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, was the special guest today of Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) to hear Pope Francis address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.
Each member of Congress was allowed one guest to be in the U.S. House of Representatives’ chamber to hear the papal address – the first time a pope has spoken to a joint meeting of Congress. The Pope’s speech was also broadcast to the public on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, where he also made a public appearance.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Friday to prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding, citing disgust and outrage over videos that have surfaced detailing the horrific behavior at Planned Parenthood regional centers. The bill to block funding for Planned Parenthood (H.R. 3134) prohibits the organization from receiving any federal funding for the next year unless it certifies it will not perform abortions or provide funding to any other organization that performs abortions.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) reminded any student interested in participating in the 2015 Second District Constitution Essay Forum about the upcoming due date for entries.
The essay forum is open to all middle school (6th – 8th grade) and high school (9th – 12th grade) students from the Second District. Public, private and homeschool students are invited to submit an essay answering this year’s forum question. All entries are due to Mullin’s Muskogee office by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2015.
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.
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.