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  • Oklahoma delegation celebrates one year of USMCA, urges passage through Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, DC – Members of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation released statements in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this afternoon on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s announcement of the three-country trade agreement. Rep. Kevin Hern: “One year ago today, President Trump announced the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, following through on his promise to put America first and renegotiate bad deals that put us at a disadvantage. After a full... Read more

  • Mullin It Over: The Truth Behind the Minimum Wage
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    In the late 1800s and early 1900s, establishing a minimum wage was one of the main ideas that activist groups had to end sweatshops, where workers were being forced to work in terrible conditions for low wages. The federal minimum wage in the United States has been in place since 1938, when Congress passed and President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was originally set at $0.25 per hour and has been raised 22 times, most recently in July 2009 to $7.25 per hour. Ear... Read more

  • American Manufacturing is Better than Ever
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    There is something special about buying a product that is “Made in America.” It is a patriotic feeling knowing that when you buy that product, you are supporting jobs in our communities and helping families put food on the table. Our country would not be as great as it is without the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers drive our economy. The United States is the world’s second largest manufacturer and the industry has experienced tremendous growth, allowing us to compete on a global stage. In ... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on House Passage of H.R. 9
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) released the following statement after he voted against H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. This bill would force the United States to comply with the strict, job-killing emissions standards in the Paris Climate Accord, while doing nothing to hold the world’s largest polluters accountable. “All this bill would do is handcuff the American economy, eliminate jobs, and destroy all the progress we’ve made under President Trump,” Mullin said. “This is such a disgui... Read more

  • Mullin, Loebsack Reintroduce Legislation to Train Communications Tower Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would create a program through the Federal Communications Commission to establish or expand job training programs for communications tower service, construction and maintenance. The Communications Jobs Training Act of 2019 would provide up to $20 million in competitive grants for various universities, community colleges and technical education programs to develop and administer the training. T... Read more

  • Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: The Start of Socialism
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Energy, Transportation

    The radical Pelosi Democrats in Washington recently unveiled their large-scale plans to drastically transform our society, best known as the Green New Deal. It claims to want to take our country to net-zero emissions in the next ten years. What people don’t realize is that the Green New Deal is the vehicle that will drive our country straight into socialism. The author of the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, makes several guarantees to the American people including: “A job with a f... Read more

  • The Green Pipe Dream
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism. In the resolution, Washington Democrats rolled out more of the same radical, socialist policies they have been pushing since day 1 of the 116th Congress. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leads the charge on this humorously unrealistic plan that demands net-zero carbon emissions in the next 10 years. The key parts of the plan are worth laying out because they are completely far-fetched and unreasonable. The news may ... Read more

  • Mullin Supports Passage of 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) joined 368 of his colleagues in a bipartisan vote to pass the 2018 Farm Bill in the House. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for signature into law. “The 2018 Farm Bill maintains several vital provisions to provide crop insurance, manage risk, increase loan rates, and cut burdensome red tape for our farmers and ranchers,” said Mullin. “Most importantly, the Farm Bill brings reassurance in times of need to the 2.1 million American farms that fe... Read more

  • Western Caucus Applauds EPA and Trump Admin's Action To Reverse Job-Killing WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today, members of the Congressional Western Caucus commended the EPA's official reversal of WOTUS: Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "Like a villain in Scooby Doo, the past Administration almost got away with an unparalleled expansion of Federal power. The WOTUS land and water-grab rule proposed by the Obama Administration was one of the greatest regulatory threats to the West and rural communities. Fortunately, this legally-dubious effort was unmasked for what it was by the Supreme Court and this Ad... Read more

  • The Future of America’s Trade Deals
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on December 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    By now, we all know that President Trump is a negotiator. At the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires last weekend, the president showcased his dealmaking skills in yet another trade negotiation on behalf of the American people. After the first round of U.S. tariffs, China targeted our agriculture products. One U.S. farm feeds 165 people annually in the United States and abroad. Oklahoma is home to over 77,000 farms on 34 million acres and plays a crucial role in food production for the country and in tur... Read more

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