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  • Mullin Praises President Trump’s Executive Order on WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Trump rolled out an executive order to review President Obama’s detrimental ‘Waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) regulation: “President Trump’s executive order today to review WOTUS will provide huge relief to a broad spectrum of industries from agriculture to oil and gas to homebuilders who have all been drastically impacted by the regulation,” Mullin said. “WOTUS lets the EPA regulate – and in many cases, ove... Read more

  • Mullin Praises House Passage of WRDA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. “The WRDA bill is a crucial step forward in the progress of America’s water infrastructure and economy, and I am glad to see it pass the House of Representatives today,” said Mullin. “While this bill is not perfect, it contains language that is vital to Oklahoma’s economy, and the well-being of its residents. The McClellan–Kerr Arkansas River Na... Read more

  • New Highway Law Resolves Conflict for Existing Church and Civic Group Highway Signs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Many existing church and civic group highway signs can now remain standing after the long term highway bill (FAST Act of 2015), championed by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, was signed into law. Included in the FAST Act is a provision that allows churches and civic groups to keep their existing highway signs that are not larger than 32 square feet. Additionally, there are many other good provisions for Oklahoma in the new law. Mullin worked with other l... Read more

  • Five Year Highway Bill Clears Conference Committee, House Chamber
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Conference Report for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The report, which is a five-year transportation reauthorization of federal highway, transit, highway safety, motor safety and other programs, was signed out of the Conference Committee on December 1, 2015. The FAST Act is fully paid-for and increases federal highway funding for the state of Oklahoma by over $298 million from fiscal year 2016 through fiscal year... Read more

  • Mullin Named as Conferee on Long-term Highway Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Tuesday was selected to join the conference committee charged with developing the final long-term highway bill. "I fought for Oklahoma's transportation priorities while the House developed and finalized its version of the long-term highway bill," said Mullin. "Now, I have the opportunity to make sure these priorities are preserved in the final bill that gets signed into law." The U.S. Senate passed its version of long-term highway legislation, the Developi... Read more

  • Six Year Highway Funding Measure Advances House Chamber
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a six year federal highway funding bill through the chamber on Thursday. The bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), contained provisions offered by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) that permanently fix regulatory conflicts over the accepted size of informational highway signs and support U.S. automobile manufacturers. Mullin’s amendment to H.R. 3763 that allows churches and civic groups to maintai... Read more

  • Mullin Asks for Investigation Into EPA's Waters of the U.S. Lobbying Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) wants to know whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated anti-lobbying statutes when it worked in conjunction with grassroots lobbying groups to promote supportive public comments on the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The final rule takes effect at the end of August. Mullin joined with over 100 other members of Congress in asking the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to open a formal investigation into the agency’s ... Read more

  • Church Sign Amendment Passes U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment to let churches and civic groups keep their highway signs up for the next year. U.S. Reps. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Jim Bridenstine (OK-01) offered the amendment Tuesday night during debate on the 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577). The amendment would stop - for one year - federal enforcement of rules essentially limiting the size of church and civic club highway signs ... Read more

  • Mullin Asks For Legislative Fix on Church Highway Sign Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) is asking for a legislative fix to help Oklahoma churches and service groups keep their highway signs up. Conflicting regulations from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the state of Oklahoma on the allowable size of religious and service organization signs could jeopardize the state’s highway funding. Acting under state law, some groups have erected highway signs but now face violation notices due to the size of those signs, which the FHWA require... Read more

  • Congressman Mullin Fighting to Stop Waters of the U.S. Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) continues to fight the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deeply-flawed proposed rule defining Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. Mullin cosponsored legislation calling for the withdrawal of the proposed rule that would expand federal control. Through agency funding restrictions, Mullin is also working to put a halt to the rule expected to be released this spring. “This proposed rule is an example of how the president and his adm... Read more

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