Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Representing the 2nd District of Oklahoma
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Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement after the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.R. 702, a bill that allows the United States to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions:

“The current ban on U.S. crude oil exports is outdated, and it is holding us back. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can agree that policies that restrict the United States from competing in the global market harm our economy.

Aug 7, 2015 Mullin' It Over Column

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.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

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.

Jun 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042), legislation to protect Oklahoma families and businesses from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan rule.

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted for H.R. 3, a bill to approve the northern section of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The legislation passed the House by a vote of 266 to 153. The second-term lawmaker issued the following statement after the vote:

“For over six years President Obama has made a deliberate effort to block the completion of the Keystone Pipeline.  By doing so he’s played into the hands of pocketbook environmentalists and ignored the needs of the American majority.

Mar 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today helped address the current propane crisis affecting the Second District and the nation as a whole. Mullin cosponsored H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act of 2014 which passed the House and now heads to the Senate.

Apr 25, 2013 Press Release




WASHINGTON – April 25th 2013 – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) voted Wednesday in the House Natural Resources Committee to expedite approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

Approved by a bipartisan vote of 24-17, the Northern Route Approval Act (H.R. 3) now goes to the full House for a vote.

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.

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 15, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced H.R. 1097 Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2013.