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ICYMI: Mullin Highlights Importance of Opportunity Zones to Rural Areas During Hearing

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On Tuesday, during the Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on how COVID-19 disproportionately impacts minority communities, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) highlighted the benefits Opportunity Zones can bring to rural areas, especially when it comes to rural broadband and jobs. “We all have unique challenges in our districts and my district is no different,...

We Can’t Put Politics Over Paychecks Again

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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 b...

Career and Technical Education Helps Build the American Dream

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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 scien...

Mullin Statement on President Trump Signing the USMCA

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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 wi...

Mullin Votes for USMCA Trade Deal

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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....

Oklahoma delegation unified in support of USMCA

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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,” ...

Oklahoma delegation celebrates one year of USMCA, urges passage through Congress

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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 hi...

Mullin It Over: The Truth Behind the Minimum Wage

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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 s...

American Manufacturing is Better than Ever

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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 manufactur...

Mullin Statement on House Passage of H.R. 9

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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,...

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