More on Congressional Issues
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 and the love we share with our families, we also have the opportunity to make that love last a little longer on this earth through good health.
February may be celebrated with the giving of chocolates and flowers, but it is also known as American Heart Month.
This provides the perfect time to work on your heart health through exercise and precautionary measures.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has shared a year-end report on his congressional service to constituents in the Second Congressional District of Oklahoma.
In his “2015 Year in Review,” Mullin shares an overview of the service he and his office have provided to help Oklahomans cut red tape and navigate federal agencies, answer questions and respond to concerns about proposed bills, and help Oklahoma’s veterans get the care and recognition they deserve.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement after President Obama unveiled new executive actions on gun control on January 5, 2016:
“The president’s new executive actions threaten the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. It has been clear for a long time that President Obama does not respect the lawmaking process – he continually tries to go around Congress, overstep his authority, and push a radical agenda.
At this time of year, we hear a lot about the Christmas Spirit and we can see its existence all around us.
It is a season when people tend to give more freely of their time by volunteering; they generously donate to their local food pantry, or treat one another with a little extra kindness and care. Even ‘how-to’ websites instruct those seeking to be full of Christmas Spirit to not just listen to Christmas music and to decorate, but also to: “Be generous and give,” and to “Smile, smile to anything and everything.”
WASHINGTON – An amendment included in the long-term highway funding bill adopted last week by the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could help resolve the conflict between federal regulations and state law over the size of exempted church and civic group highway signs.
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.