Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Representing the 2nd District of Oklahoma
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Apr 12, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Mullin votes to create jobs in the Energy sector


Washington D.C. – April 11th, 2013 – This week the House of Representatives passed H.R.678, The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act by a vote of 416-7.

H.R. 678, sponsored by Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO), would expand the production of hydropower on Bureau of Reclamation canals by easing the regulatory burden placed on hydropower and reducing administrative costs for small canal and pipeline projects.

Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) and co-sponsor Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today introduced legislation to protect gasoline can manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits. These companies are vulnerable to litigation due to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s failure to issue safety standards for their product. The bill would mandate safety standards so that gas can companies can obtain liability insurance to defend themselves against baseless lawsuits. Cole previously introduced the legislation last year.
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
“President Obama’s budget is another example of how Washington D.C. just doesn’t get it. The President’s budget attempts to find savings on the backs of our senior citizens by taking away billions of dollars from Medicare.
Apr 5, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) is finishing up two weeks of work in the Second District that included town hall meetings, touring construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project, and visits to other infrastructure in the district and important to area residents.
Mar 25, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) introduced legislation to streamline federal requirements to build meteorological towers used to collect data that helps scientists approve or deny wind energy projects. The Reducing Regulatory Obstacles to Wind Energy Production Act, H.R. 1375 would streamline the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements on those meteorological towers used to collect the necessary data that help scientists accurately estimate local wind energy resources before going forward with onshore wind energy projects. Currently it can take up to two years to navigate the NEPA process to obtain a permit to build a meteorological tower. H.R. 1375 would reduce this time frame down to 30 days.
Mar 25, 2013 Press Release
“The proposal, The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget tackles some of the issues that I hear about most often from the people in the Second District,” Mullin said. “In our district, eliminating ObamaCare and reducing federal spending are among the top issues constituents talk to me about and this budget definitely addresses those concerns by not raising taxes or spending money we do not have on a national health care system that will bust the budget. I was happy to represent my constituent’s voice by voting for this plan.”
Mar 19, 2013 Press Release
The Leave Our Lakes Alone Act, co-sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. “This is a great opportunity for the people along the Grand Lake Watershed, who have the best interest in mind for the viability and economic future of their own communities, to finally have a say over their shores.”
Mar 15, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced H.R. 1097 Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2013.
Mar 13, 2013 Editorial
The nation’s debt is not being ignored by people across the Second District. We are not a wealthy district and people here work hard for their paychecks. They are frustrated by their federal government that tosses around millions and billions seemingly without much consideration. At a recent town hall meeting in Holdenville a resident spoke against continually raising the debt ceiling and said, “I am tired of paying taxes and them (Washington) wasting my money.”
Mar 13, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) announced today he is making the addresses available for citizens to make public comments on the Keystone XL project.