More on Congressional Issues
When the framers of the Constitution set up the government, they designed it with three separate but equal branches. They developed a system of checks and balances to ensure that no single branch of the government would ever have too much power. This system has worked for the last 240 years.
On June 12th, a terrorist walked into The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Because of his radicalized ideology, he massacred 49 people and wounded 53 more. The only thing that stopped him from taking more lives was the response by law enforcement officers on the scene.
This week, House Democrats led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tried to use this tragic terror attack as a way to further their liberal agenda and take away our Second Amendment right. They would like people to believe that more gun laws would have stopped this attack from happening.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Thursday against the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 5055), because the bill contained language that was offered by U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) that threatens the freedom of religious organizations involved in government contracting.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has been leading an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not inappropriately spend U.S. taxpayer dollars to enforce a non-binding global climate agreement.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. During an awards ceremony at Northeastern State University on April 22, 2016, Mullin announced the winners of six different categories, as well as the overall winners of the competition.
Robert Nofire, a senior at Tahlequah High School, took home the top honor of first place overall in the competition for his graphite drawing titled “Chief Highbear.” He also won first place in the drawings category.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Wednesday voted to protect Oklahomans from unwarranted government intrusion into their emails. Mullin, an original cosponsor of the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699), supported the bill’s passage through the House to make sure the federal government cannot access Oklahomans’ private electronic communications without a search warrant.
My line-by-line assessment of the pros and cons contained inside of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, often referred to as the Omnibus, can be found here.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Thursday voted to protect Oklahomans from the unelected bureaucrats in the Obama administration. Mullin’s vote on H.Res. 639 authorized the House Speaker to represent the position of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Supreme Court case that will determine if the president’s plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants violates the law.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court:
The lawmaking process should be simple: the legislative branch writes the laws, and the executive branch enforces them. But under the Obama administration, the executive branch (which includes most federal agencies) has grown out of control.
My team and I wrote and introduced the POWERS Act to keep federal agencies in check. POWERS stands for: Preventing Overreach Within the Executive Rulemaking System.