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WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has been selected to serve on the conference committee charged with developing America’s comprehensive 21st century energy policy. On May 25, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives amended and approved the Senate’s Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012) to reflect the priorities that were included in the House’s North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8). Now, a House-Senate conference committee will negotiate the differences between each chamber’s bill and develop the final legislation.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Thursday against the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2017 (H.R. 5055), because the bill contained language that was offered by U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) that threatens the freedom of religious organizations involved in government contracting.
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 – 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.