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Mullin Supports FY22 NDAA, Including Provisions to Overhaul Military’s Response to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Mullin voted for the legislation. “The men and women of our armed forces put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and it is our responsibility to keep our commitment to them,” Mullin said. “I was proud to support this legislation that prov...

Mullin Urges President Biden to Consider National Security Implications of Vaccine Mandate on Intelligence Community

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter today urging President Biden to immediately repeal his vaccine mandate in the interest of America’s national security. Mullin expressed concern about the threat these mandates pose to the strength of the intelligence community and their ability to defend our country against foreign...

Mullin Demands Answers from Intelligence Community on Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) pressed the intelligence community on the number of Americans left stranded in Afghanistan and the State Department’s inability to get them out in a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing today. The panel included: Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence; William Burns, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Ronald Moultrie, Unde...

Nominating the Next Generation of Our Armed Forces

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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

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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...

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