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  • The Choice to Serve
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Education

    Serving in our nation’s military is a commitment to represent the United States in times of both war and peace. It is a worthy and honorable sacrifice, not one to be taken lightly. The men and women who serve in our military are loyal to our flag and protect the freedoms granted to all of us. No matter the branch, rank, or role, all of our men and women in uniform play an important part in maintaining our nation’s security and defending our way of life. My office offers the opportunity for high ... Read more

  • Mullin, Inhofe Praise Signing of Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Issues

    U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised President Trump’s signing of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation includes a Mullin and Inhofe provision that reinstates veterans’ eligibility benefits when pursuing post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) options. “This is a momentous day for our veterans and the continuation of their hard earne... Read more

  • Educating the Minds of the Future
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Across the state, Oklahoma families are preparing to send their kids off for another year filled with homework assignments, tests, and after school activities. As a father of five kids who all attend a small, rural public school in Oklahoma, I understand firsthand the importance of a child’s education. Primary education provides the foundation a child needs to be successful the rest of their life. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to tour several schools in the Second District to see what... Read more

  • Inhofe, Mullin Applaud Passage of GI Bill Reforms
    Posted in In the News on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Issues

    http://bit.ly/2wu8p4d U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) praised the Senate passage of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. The bill passed the House last week and now goes to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 is broad, bipartisan legislation that will improve veterans’ education benefits and enhanc... Read more

  • Western Caucus Members Support Proposed Rule Rolling Back WOTUS
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Transportation

    http://bit.ly/2ueR79d Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04), Executive Vice Chairman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Chief Rules Officer Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Chairman Emeritus Steve Pearce (NM-02), Chief Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04), GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and Western Caucus members Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06), Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04), Rep. Raúl Labrador (ID-01), Rep. M... Read more

  • Mullin Responds to President Trump’s First Joint Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Spending Cuts and Debt

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s Joint Address to Congress: “In his first joint address to Congress, President Trump sent a message of hope and optimism to the American people,” Mullin said. “Our nation has the potential to be greater than ever before. During the short time he’s been in office, President Trump has shown us that he means business. He’s rolling back harmful regulations and building an environment for jobs to be cre... Read more

  • Back to School
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    With the first week of August already here, it is almost time for me to drop my kids off for their first day of school. Some schools in Oklahoma start as early as next week. As always, their summer vacation seemed to fly by. Schools across Oklahoma will start this year facing unique challenges like never before. Budgets have been cut due to a plunge in oil prices, forcing some schools to adopt a 4-day week. Teaching jobs have also taken a hit. On top of that, the Obama administration is trying t... Read more

  • Mullin Introduces GI Bill Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK02) introduced H.R. 5604 June 28th. It is a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize veterans to use their Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to pursue independent study programs at certain educational institutions that are not institutions of higher learning. Under the current law, veterans are not allowed to use their G.I. Bill education benefits for vocational programs if even one credit of the class is online or through distance learning... Read more

  • Mullin Urges Administration to Retract School Bathroom Guidance
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has urged the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to retract the May 13, 2016, guidance that the administration issued to all Oklahoma public schools regarding the use of school bathrooms by students who identify as transgender. The guidance requires schools to allow students to use the bathroom facilities that correspond with the gender they identify with, rather than the sex that appears on their birth certificate. Althoug... Read more

  • Mullin Announces Winners of 2016 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. During an awards ceremony at Northeastern State University on April 22, 2016, Mullin announced the winners of six different categories, as well as the overall winners of the competition. Robert Nofire, a senior at Tahlequah High School, took home the top honor of first place overall in the competition for his graphite drawing titled “Chief Highbear.” He also won first place in the drawings c... Read more

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