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  • We Can’t Put Politics Over Paychecks Again
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on April 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Small businesses make up 99 percent of businesses in Oklahoma and employ 52 percent of our state’s workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our communities in ways we have never seen before and our small businesses have been among the hardest hit. Between closing non-essential businesses and reducing services to help slow the spread, small businesses have been forced to make tough decisions. Congress acted to help suffering small business ... Read more

  • Career and Technical Education Helps Build the American Dream
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    In Oklahoma, just like in all other parts of our country, people want a job that gives them purpose, allows them to provide for their family, and creates a chance for a better life. We all have our own idea of what our American Dream looks like and having a job helps us accomplish that goal. Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives students an education for skills-based careers like health sciences, IT, and manufacturing. A traditional 4-year university doesn’t work for all people or all skill... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on President Trump Signing the USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today. “During his campaign, President Trump promised the American people a better trade deal and he delivered on that promise,” Mullin said. “Canada and Mexico are Oklahoma’s top trading partners and this agreement puts us on a level playing field with our neighbors. Today’s signing has been over a year in the making and I look forward to seeing it... Read more

  • Mullin Votes for USMCA Trade Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is a renegotiation of NAFTA, which governs trade across North America. “During his campaign, President Trump promised the American people a better trade deal and the USMCA we passed today delivers on that promise,” Mullin said. “Canada and Mexico are Oklahoma’s top trading partners and this agreement puts us on a level playin... Read more

  • Oklahoma delegation unified in support of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    More than a year after President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with leaders from Mexico and Canada, Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation is unanimous in support of the trade deal. All five Members of the House and both U.S. Senators call on House Leadership to work together to bring the USMCA for a vote before the end of the year. “The USMCA is good for Americans,” said Rep. Kevin Hern (OK-01). “There’s no reason to hold it up any longer. Speaker Pelosi needs to p... Read more

  • 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

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