Home / news / Mullin' It Over Column

Mullin' It Over Column

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Why Made in America Matters
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    The phrase ‘Made in America’ resonates with Americans uniquely and brings a feeling of patriotism unlike any other. Across the country, the label or stamp on a product of ‘Made in America’ is more than just a tagline – it’s a well-known promise of quality, dependable goods made right here at home. In 2012, American manufacturers sold $5.6 trillion in goods and a huge portion of those – almost 80 percent – were made here in the United States. Products made in America undoubtedly benefit our econo... Read more

  • Providing for the Common Defense
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Providing for the common defense is more than just a promise to our nation and military. It is a responsibility Congress has been entrusted with by the U.S. Constitution. Our military represents the nation’s strength around the globe. To continue as the world power and force of good that we are known for, we must do more than simply provide for the common defense: we must provide those who defend our Constitution with the tools they require to succeed. Our last president left our military in dis... Read more

  • Reforms to Write Home About
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    Roughly six months into the 115th Congress and more than 160 days into President Trump’s first term in the White House, the Republican-led House has passed more than 260 bills and the President has signed more than 40 bills into law. In true form, the People’s House is listening to the people and we hear you. That’s why we’ve passed reforms that make life simpler, easier, and better for veterans, ranchers, farmers, small business owners, job seekers, job creators, and every other American. We im... Read more

  • Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Independence Day is one of our country’s greatest celebrations. Americans reportedly eat more than 150 million hot dogs and use more than 285 million pounds of fireworks each year on the Fourth of July while celebrating their independence. It’s an occasion like no other, and if there is one holiday that could unify our country better than any other celebration, I’d be inclined to say that it is Independence Day. When our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, th... Read more

  • America is Still the Land of Opportunity
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Since its beginning, America has been known as the land of opportunity. Millions of immigrants left their own homes to find something in our country not readily available in their own: an opportunity to succeed. A large part of that success is defined by having a job. In Oklahoma, just like in all other parts of the country, people want a job that gives them purpose, allows them to provide for their family, and creates a chance for a better life. It’s our job in Congress to make sure the federal... Read more

  • Family First
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    When Christie and I first decided to enter into public service, our first concern was our family. When we were first honored enough to be able to represent the great state of Oklahoma, one of the first questions asked was: “Are you going to move our kids to Washington?” Our five kids are country kids through and through. Christie’s family and my family are generational in Oklahoma. The decision was easy – we are staying at home. Very often, I get asked how I manage being a Member of Congress and... Read more

  • The Right CHOICE for Oklahoma’s Main Street
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    In rural Oklahoma, mom-and-pop shops and family-run businesses are the norm. By and large, Oklahomans stop in to see their friends at their store down the street because many of us are hundreds of miles from the nearest shopping mall, or simply because we trust the people just down the road. We keep our business local and prefer to keep our dollars in our own community, especially when it comes to which banks and credit unions we choose. When people in Okmulgee need a mortgage or a car loan, the... Read more

  • Mother Nature Takes Oklahoma by Storm
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    As Oklahomans, we are always aware that the weather is ever-changing and that from one day to the next, Mother Nature can have a mind of her own. Thankfully, as we near the end of tornado season, we’ll enjoy much warmer weather as summer approaches. Despite the sunnier skies headed our way, we should continue to be ready for inclement weather that may strike Oklahoma. We never know what kind of weather Oklahoma will bring us tomorrow, so it’s important to ensure our families are prepared to hand... Read more

  • The Sacrifices Etched in History
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans Issues

    Washington is a town full of monuments and memorials dedicated to famous people, events, and presidents. Within just a few miles, there are tributes to President Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., President George Washington, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They all accomplished heroic deeds and led our country through trying times. A handful of other memorials on the National Mall pay tribute to a group of Americans who led our country in another way. These memorials honor the men an... Read more

  • Honoring Those Who Serve and Protect
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Our nation’s law enforcement officers investigate crime, enforce our laws, and perhaps most importantly, protect our communities. Day after day, law enforcement officers put on their uniforms, leave their families, and go to work prepared to defend those around them from harm. During Police Week, we federally recognize our police officers and honor the sacrifices they make to protect our communities. Beyond keeping us safe and serving as the watchful eye in our neighborhoods, law enforcement is ... Read more

Stay Connected

Request my newsletter to stay up to date on the latest news from my office

Office Locations

Request a meeting or find out where you can meet our team
  • Washington, DC Office
    1113 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2701 Fax: (202) 225-3038 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm
  • McAlester District Office
    1 E. Choctaw, Suite 175 McAlester, OK 74501 Phone: (918) 423-5951 Fax: (918) 423-1940 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Muskogee District Office
    3109 Azalea Park Dr. Muskogee, OK 74401 Phone: (918) 687-2533 Fax: (918) 686-0128 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Washington, DC Office
McAlester District Office
Muskogee District Office