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  • Striving for Peace Through Strength
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    One of the most important duties of Congress outlined in the U.S. Constitution is to provide for the common defense. It is a promise to American citizens that we will protect them and defend American interests across the globe. Each year, we keep that promise by passing the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides those who defend our Constitution with the tools they require to succeed. For the last 58 years, the NDAA has been a bipartisan bill where both sides have come together to pu... Read more

  • Mullin Votes Against Partisan Defense Authorization Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the first time during his tenue in Congress. It passed the House on a party line vote of 220 to 197. “For the last 58 years, the NDAA has been a bipartisan bill where both sides have come together to put America first,” Mullin said. “Unfortunately, this year Pelosi Democrats have packed the bill with partisan provisions that undermine our national security ... Read more

  • Mullin It Over: Breaking the Wrong Records
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    When we hear that something is record-breaking, we usually think of something great happening, like a high school team breaking the school’s win record or catching the biggest fish at the lake. But some records are not intended to be broken and that is exactly what is happening with the crisis at our southern border. More people have been apprehended in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade. In May, the largest group ever was taken in at the border, with 1,036 people... Read more

  • Mullin It Over: Securing Our Borders and Our Future
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on April 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Before President Trump took office, the U.S.’s southern border was only covered by man-made barriers along roughly a third of the border. These 654 miles of physical barriers are primarily located in California, Arizona, and New Mexico – leaving the vast majority of the Texas border wide open. Of the 654 miles of barriers, 300 miles are what is called vehicle fencing, low to the ground and meant for stopping cars, but completely ineffective when it comes to stopping people. The remaining 354 mi... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on House Vote to Overturn the President’s Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the House failed to overturn President Trump’s veto of the disapproval of his emergency declaration on the crisis at our southern border. “It is outrageous the Pelosi Democrats in the House want to keep the President of the United States from doing his job,” said Mullin. “His emergency declaration is lawful, truthful, and most importantly—necessary. I voted to stand with President Trump because the security of American ci... Read more

  • Mullin Stands with President Trump on Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the House voted on H.J. Res. 46, a bill to terminate the national emergency declaration made by President Trump: “Presidents of the United States have the lawful right to declare a national emergency in times of great crisis,” said Mullin. “Ninety percent of all heroin in the United States comes through our porous southern border. Over 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. There were 1.7 million pounds of nar... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on President Trump’s Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Trump declared a state of emergency at our southern border and directed funds to construct or repair as many as 234 miles of a border barrier: “I support the president and his right to do whatever he deems necessary to keep the American people safe,” said Mullin. “We can no longer ignore the influx of deadly drugs, human trafficking, and criminal activity at the U.S.-Mexico border. The president is our commander... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on President’s Proposal to Reopen Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Trump laid out an agreement that will end the partial government shutdown: “The resilience and support of the federal workers over the past month has been incredible,” Mullin said. “I want to thank them and their families for their commitment to our country. Just as President Trump said, Congress now has a chance to prove that we can put country before party. I look forward to working with my colleagues across t... Read more

  • The National Security and Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border, By the Numbers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Health Issues

    Increasing Drug Levels 38% increase in methamphetamine from FY17 to FY18 22% increase heroin from FY17 to FY18 300 Americans die every week from heroin 90% of heroin comes across the Southern Border 73% increase in fentanyl from FY17 to FY18 1.7 million lbs of narcotics seized by CBP in FY18 Dangerous criminals, gang members, and suspected terrorists 2,000 inadmissible migrants arrive at our border every day and overwhelm our immigration system. 17,000 adults at the Southern Border with existing... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on President Trump’s Border Security Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Trump released a new proposal to secure our southern border and reopen the remainder of the federal government: “After a conference call with the President Trump, I believe his offer is a win-win for both sides: national security and DACA,” said Mullin. “The Democrats’ number one issue for years has been fixing DACA. Now, they have an opportunity to fix it. Let’s see what they do with it. Or, we’ll see if it’s r... Read more

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