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Nominating the Next Generation of Our Armed Forces

| Posted in Mullin' It Over Column

As a Member of Congress, I have the honor of nominating students from the Second District to our country’s prestigious service academies. The decision to apply to a service academy is an incredibly personal and courageous one, and I am humbled to be a part of the process. Nominations are available for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Ac...

Mullin Opposes National Defense Authorization Act

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting no on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. “I will always fight hardest in Washington for our service members who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms every single day,” Mullin said. “Unfortunately, this year’s NDAA has multiple provisions that undermine this goal and do ...

Mullin Statement on Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after it was announced the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan was completed. “This is a sad day for our country,” Mullin said. “Americans have been stranded in Afghanistan by the Biden Administration and are now left to defend themselves from terrorists overrunning the country. One motto of our military is ‘leave no ...

The Blood is on President Biden’s Hands

| Posted in Mullin' It Over Column

On August 15th, the capital of Afghanistan fell to the Taliban following the near-total withdrawal of American troops. The fall of Kabul represents a complete and utter failure by President Biden and his administration. The Afghani president has fled, and the Taliban has assumed control of the country. These militants promised “amnesty” for the people who helped our military, but to them “amnesty”...

Mullin in Washington Examiner: Biden must take a stronger posture against Russia or risk more cyberattacks

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After President Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, the Washington Examiner published an op-ed from Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on the importance of having a strong posture against Russia. The original article can be found here. Full text of the piece: On May 25, President Joe Biden announced that he would be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as pa...

Mullin, Speier Reintroduce Bipartisan I am Vanessa Guillén Act to Transform the Military’s Response to Sexual Violence

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Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, along with co-leads Reps. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Troy Balderson (R-OH), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Jason Crow (D-CO), and 168 additional co-sponsors, reintroduced the I am Vanessa Guillén Act in honor of the late SPC Vanessa Guillén and the many survivo...

Mullin Chosen to Serve on House Intelligence Committee

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after he was chosen to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for the 117th Congress. “The work of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is vitally important to the safety and security of not only Oklahomans, but also every American,” Mullin said. “I am honored to be selected to serve on thi...

Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Thanks National Guard for U.S. Capitol Service

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Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (OK-05), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, together with U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01), Representative Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Representative Frank Lucas (OK-03), Representative Tom Cole (OK-04), and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), wrote a letter to the Oklahoma Na...

Mullin Joins Colleagues to Introduce Resolution Condemning Proposed National Security Law in Hong Kong

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On Friday, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) joined 16 of his House colleagues to introduce H.Res. 974, a resolution to condemn the Chinese Communist Party's proposed national security law in Hong Kong. The proposed law would ban secession, subversion, and foreign interference, and would radically upend the "one party, two systems" structure. In addition to denouncing the proposal, the resoluti...

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