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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...

Mullin Statement on Oklahoma Air National Guardsman Killed in Action

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) offered condolences today after Air Force Staff Sgt. Marshal D. Roberts, of Owasso, Oklahoma, was killed in action during a rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq on March 11, 2020. Staff Sgt. Roberts was a member of the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 138th Fighter Wing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Christie and I offer our deepest condol...

Mullin Statement on U.S. Deal with the Taliban

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the United States reached a deal with the Taliban that seeks to end the war in Afghanistan. “We have worked for years training the Afghan military and police forces in the fight against terrorism,” Mullin said. “Now it’s up to the Afghan people to take control of their country and ensure it’s not a safe haven for terrorist...

Mullin Praises House Passage of NDAA Conference Report

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today praised the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report in the House of Representatives. “Passing the NDAA is critical to support our men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much to defend our freedoms,” Mullin said. “This bill provides a 3.1 percent pay raise for our troops-the largest in a decade-, repeals the Widow’s Ta...

Striving for Peace Through Strength

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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. ...

Mullin Votes Against Partisan Defense Authorization Bill

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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 ...

Mullin It Over: Breaking the Wrong Records

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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 y...

Mullin It Over: Securing Our Borders and Our Future

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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 ...

Mullin Statement on House Vote to Overturn the President’s Veto

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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 m...

Mullin Stands with President Trump on Emergency Declaration

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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 ...

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