WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted for two bills to ensure U.S. military readiness and a strong national defense. The two bills, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 4909) and the 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974), passed the full U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan votes.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has urged the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to retract the May 13, 2016, guidance that the administration issued to all Oklahoma public schools regarding the use of school bathrooms by students who identify as transgender.
On May 13, 2016, the Obama Administration sent all Oklahoma schools a Dear Colleague letter that told school leaders that they must allow students who identify as transgender to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, rather than the sex that appears on their birth certificate.
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) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published its final regulation on overtime pay:
In 2014, more people in Oklahoma died of accidental drug overdoses than in car crashes. Can you believe that?
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has supported the passage of 18 bills aimed at stopping drug abuse in Oklahoma communities. Two of the 18 bills included amendments from Mullin that will ensure Oklahoma’s rural and tribal areas benefit from federal efforts to fight prescription drug abuse.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced that all public schools must allow students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, regardless of the sex that appears on their birth certificate, or risk losing federal education funding:
Oklahomans are used to the tornadoes and severe storms that often arrive with Spring. We’ve already seen tornadoes touch down in the Second Congressional District this year, so now is a good time to prepare for future storms if you haven’t already.
WASHINGTON – In 2010, veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after 2001 received an update to their education benefits. The update was signed into law under the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, also referred to as the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
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The 2013 presidential inauguration will take place on January 21, 2013.
The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.
The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).
I began running a business when I was only 20 years old. Back then if you worked hard and followed the rules; you had a pretty good shot at getting ahead.
Today it seems the deck is increasingly stacked against those who work hard and pursue their own dreams, especially if you are a business owner.