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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.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Tuesday voted to disapprove the Obama administration’s final rules regulating emissions from power plants. The resolutions, S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24, passed the U.S. Senate on November 17, 2015, and are identical to the disapproval resolutions Mullin cosponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) made the following statement today after the president signed into law legislation Mullin championed to maintain the current definition of the small-group insurance market and help businesses and their employees access quality and affordable health insurance.
Our country’s energy policies and infrastructure need an update.
Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation to bring part of our energy policy into the present by repealing the crude oil export ban.
The current ban on crude oil exports is outdated and is holding our nation back. Lifting the ban on the export of crude oil is about maintaining our standing as a global leader, incentivizing innovation and bringing jobs back to our communities right here in Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 719, a measure to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015. Mullin voted in favor of the stopgap funding bill.
“Today the House voted to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015, and avoid a shutdown.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) hosted Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, in Catoosa on Friday, August 7, for a forum on reducing federal regulations.
Mullin, who sits on the Subcommittee on Commerce Manufacturing, and Trade, invited Burgess to participate in the forum, so he could hear first-hand about the impact federal regulations are having on manufacturing leaders in northeast Oklahoma.
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.
The EPA’s final rule continues the pattern of agenda-driven policy that we have seen from this president and his administration. Many American families cannot afford the real-life cost of this rule—the loss of jobs and increase in electricity rates will have profound impacts on all of our neighbors, but especially those who are already struggling to pay their bills. I am deeply disappointed to see that the EPA disregarded important feedback it received from states, industry, and stakeholder groups in the final rule. The U.S.