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During this district work period, I have had the honor of meeting with people from all walks of life across eastern Oklahoma. At almost every stop I brought up the new Department of Labor Overtime Rule, and a lot of people hadn’t heard of it. When the Obama administration came up with this rule, it gave everyone in the country only six months to comply. Apparently that wasn’t even enough time to educate the public about the rule’s consequences.
WASHINGTON— Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act.
The old saying goes: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I think that is the same mindset we need to have when it comes to our welfare system. In 1996, people on both sides of the aisle formed a plan to make sure that those who needed help could get it, and those who were exploiting the system would be forced to support themselves.
As a young man, I had the opportunity to take over my family’s small plumbing business. It wasn’t easy, but with the support of my family and years of hard work, we managed to grow a business that continues to be successful today. None of our success would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the team we built over the years.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted to oppose the Obama administration’s latest attack on the oil and gas industry – a proposed $10 dollar tax on every barrel of oil.
“With oil prices climbing back over $50 a barrel, Oklahoma families are just starting to recover from the plunge in prices,” said Mullin. “But the effects are still being felt. This new tax proposed by the Obama administration will undercut all the efforts made to get Oklahoma’s energy industry back on its feet.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Wednesday voted in favor of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 4775) to make sure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not impose a harmful, unworkable regulation on Oklahoma.
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.
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 Thursday to protect job creators in Oklahoma from the harmful regulations President Obama has placed on the brick and ceramics manufacturing industry.