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  • Mullin Praises Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin released the following statement after Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I’m thrilled to see Scott Pruitt confirmed by the Senate today as the EPA Administrator,” Mullin said. “Business owners, farmers, and many more Oklahomans have been suffocating under the heavy-handed regulations of the Obama Administration for far too long. The regulatory environment cre... Read more

  • A Cabinet Good for Oklahoma
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Native American Affairs

    Each new presidential administration comes with a set of new cabinet members. The president’s cabinet is one of the driving forces of his administration because the people he chooses will advise him on topics within their respective jurisdictions. Some of the cabinet positions being filled include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Energy, and the Ambassador to the United Nations. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution says that after a new ... Read more

  • Mullin Supports Nomination of Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement upon learning of President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Governor Rick Perry as the next Secretary of Energy: “Governor Rick Perry is an excellent choice as the incoming Secretary of Energy for our nation. As the governor of Texas, Governor Perry has experience building and running one of the country’s largest states,” Mullin said. “Governor Perry has extensive experience building and sustaining Texas’ economy by way of on... Read more

  • Mullin Named to Panel of Lawmakers Developing Comprehensive Energy Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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 b... Read more

  • Mullin Takes Principled Stand Against Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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. “This bill was about funding critical national security, infrastructure, and energy priorities in 2017, but it turned into a vehicle for limiting the freedoms of relig... Read more

  • Mullin Pushes for Modern Energy Policy, Infrastructure Security
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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. “... Read more

  • Mullin Reacts to Administration's Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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 po... Read more

  • Mullin Praises Committee Passage of Bill to Lift the Export Ban on U.S. Crude Oil
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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. “Instead of supporting the bipartisan eff... Read more

  • Mullin Praises Passage of Bill to Protect Oklahomans from Skyrocketing Electricity Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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. “I have made it my priority to stand against federal regulations that hurt our way of life in Oklahoma. There is no better example of just how out of control Washington is than the Obama administ... Read more

  • Congressman Mullin’s Statement on House Passage of Keystone XL Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    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. “Despit... Read more

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