The United States government works on a different calendar than most of the country. We work off of a fiscal year (FY) that starts on October 1st and runs until September 30th. During the current FY, we work to appropriate the funds for the next year. If Congress is unable to pass a budget before the end of the FY, then the federal government shuts down like we saw in 2014.
People across the Second District are receiving calls from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS. These people claim that you owe a large amount of money, and if you do not make a payment to them, you will be arrested. They are very forceful and sometimes rude during these calls, trying to intimidate people into paying them. They can be very believable, speaking wi
WASHINGTON— Congressman Markwayne Mullin released the following statement in remembrance of the fifteenth anniversary of September 11.
WASHINGTON— The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Monday afternoon to pass the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act (S. 1579). Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following after passage of the bill, which allows tribal communities to be included in federal agencies’ tourism management programs.
Congress is back in session now after the district work period. I had the opportunity to do a lot of traveling around Eastern Oklahoma, and I met with a lot of people to hear about issues that are affecting their lives. I even got the chance to serve people at the drive thru window at the Vinita McDonalds.
The old saying goes: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I think that is the same mindset we need to have when it comes to our welfare system. In 1996, people on both sides of the aisle formed a plan to make sure that those who needed help could get it, and those who were exploiting the system would be forced to support themselves
As a young man, I had the opportunity to take over my family’s small plumbing business. It wasn’t easy, but with the support of my family and years of hard work, we managed to grow a business that continues to be successful today. None of our success would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the team we built over the years.
This month is a Congressional district work period, so I am home traveling throughout the state. This is a great chance for me to get out and talk with people about the issues that affect their day to day lives. One of the biggest problems I hear about is access to medical care for those who live in rural areas. My team has put in a lot of work lately on legislation that makes sure people wh
There is a plague that continues to spread across the district, state, and nation. Opioid abuse has increased exponentially over the last decade and I have made it a top priority to stop the spread of this epidemic.
With the first week of August already here, it is almost time for me to drop my kids off for their first day of school. Some schools in Oklahoma start as early as next week. As always, their summer vacation seemed to fly by.
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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.