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WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted for two bills to ensure U.S. military readiness and a strong national defense. The two bills, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 4909) and the 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974), passed the full U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan votes.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Tuesday voted to combat future terrorist recruitment efforts by requiring the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use the testimonials of former terrorists and extremists to stop terrorist groups from recruiting Americans.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday to make sure people who are known or suspected terror threats are detected when trying to cross international borders. The Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act (H.R. 4403), a bill that strengthens the counterterrorism abilities of U.S. allies, passed unanimously.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Steve Russell (OK-05) introduced a bill on Thursday that will give Oklahoma’s military installations the flexibility they need to hire more workers. The bill, the Department of Defense Workforce Flexibility Act of 2016 (H.R. 4687), allows temporary employees within the U.S. Department of Defense to more easily apply for vacant, permanent positions within the department.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Wednesday to stop President Obama’s attempts to lift economic restrictions, or sanctions, on suspected Iranian terrorism supporters.
The United States and other global powers placed sanctions on Iran in 1979 to prevent the country from developing a nuclear weapon. In July 2015, the president agreed to a nuclear deal that would lift those sanctions.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Tuesday voted to secure U.S. borders by closing security gaps in an international program that facilitates travel and tourism to the United States and 37 additional countries that participate in the program.
The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act (H.R. 158) addresses national security concerns that have been brought to light in the current high terror threat environment.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) tonight issued the following statement after President Barack Obama addressed the nation to provide an update on the investigation following the attack in San Bernardino, California, and the threat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) poses to the United States and the world:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Thursday voted in support of a bill to protect Americans from foreign enemies. The American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act (H.R. 4038), an updated version of the bill Mullin helped introduced earlier in the week, passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 289-137.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Monday joined his colleagues in introducing the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act (H.R. 3999), a bill to make sure refugees entering the United States are properly vetted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Friday to block President Obama’s proposed nuclear agreement with Iran and prohibit the administration from lifting current sanctions on the country until January 21, 2017.
“The president is pushing a deal that is bad for the United States and bad for our allies,” said Mullin. “Like me, the people of Oklahoma overwhelmingly disapprove of this deal, and I am working to protect them and their families from the president’s dangerous actions.”