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WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (H.R. 8) by a vote of 249-174:
“It is time for the United States to move beyond the policies that were developed in an era of scarcity. If we are to maintain our global standing we must champion policies that reflect the energy abundance of today and support the infrastructure and security needs of tomorrow.
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) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama rejected the application for the completion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline:
“For over seven years, the president made a deliberate effort to block the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, an important job creating project that has benefited Oklahomans. With his decision today, the president has continued his pattern of turning his back on struggling Americans and played into the hands of pocketbook environmentalists.
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The current ban on crude oil exports is outdated and is holding our nation back.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) 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“The current ban on U.S. crude oil exports is outdated, and it is holding us back.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.