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  • Mullin, Larson Introduce Bill to Encourage Parity for Natural Gas
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congressman John Larson (D-CT) introduced H.R. 5959, the Natural Gas Parity Act, to bring equity to the sale, purchase, and use of natural gas in the United States. “When it comes to fuel sources for our country’s planes, trucks, cars, and buses, I support an all-the-above approach,” said Congressman Mullin. “Under current laws and regulations, alternative fuel sources enjoy federal subsidies that cut down on production costs while clean, natural gas shoul... Read more

  • DOI: Interior Provides More Than $2.8 Million in Conservation Funding for Oklahoma to Reclaim and Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) today announced the availability of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants, which will provide $2,802,000 million to Oklahoma to reclaim abandoned coal mines. More than $300 million in AML Reclamation funding will be available to states and tribes in FY 2018. “Restoring the usability of abandoned mine lands is an example of the Department of the Interior’s multiple-use mi... Read more

  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Oklahoma’s Economy
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Over the last 10 months of the Trump Administration, we’ve seen more positive changes to our country’s economy than Congress accomplished in eight years of legislation under the Obama Administration. We have made great progress rolling back harmful, job-killing regulations that hinder our economic growth. One of those harmful regulations is the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan which would negatively impact Oklahoma’s economy, energy grid, and workforce. During the Obama Administration, there was... Read more

  • ICYMI: Mullin Amendments to H.R. 3354 Approved by House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy, Spending Cuts and Debt

    On Wednesday, the House voted to approve two amendments sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) to H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act for FY18. Amendment No. 73 would prohibit funds from being used to enforce the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s methane rule. Amendment No. 74 would prohibit funds from being used to implement the Obama Administration’s social cost of carbon mandate. “This rule is currently facing litigation and uncertainty, and Co... Read more

  • Energy Infrastructure Bill Sponsored by Mullin Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after his bill, H.R. 2883, the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act, passed the House of Representatives. “Our energy sector deserves a regulatory process they can rely on, not one that changes with each incoming administration,” Mullin said. “The Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act takes the politics out of energy infrastructure and delivers regulatory certainty and transparency for the construc... Read more

  • #SubEnergy Advances Five Energy Bills to the Full Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    http://bit.ly/2tyrpx2 The Energy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced five bills to the full committee for consideration that seek to modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure and promote energy security. “Today’s markup was an important step toward modernizing our nation’s infrastructure and breaking down barriers to job growth and economic development,” said Chairman Upton. “I look forward to engaging with members of the committee to further perfect the bills and ... Read more

  • Congressmen Mullin and Green Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) introduced H.R. 2883, the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act, to encourage and promote the construction of energy infrastructure across border lines with our North American neighbors. The Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act would establish transparent, reliable procedures to provide regulatory certainty and enable the United States to further expand the mutually beneficial energy relationship with Ca... Read more

  • Mullin Praises Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin released the following statement after Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I’m thrilled to see Scott Pruitt confirmed by the Senate today as the EPA Administrator,” Mullin said. “Business owners, farmers, and many more Oklahomans have been suffocating under the heavy-handed regulations of the Obama Administration for far too long. The regulatory environment cre... Read more

  • A Cabinet Good for Oklahoma
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Native American Affairs

    Each new presidential administration comes with a set of new cabinet members. The president’s cabinet is one of the driving forces of his administration because the people he chooses will advise him on topics within their respective jurisdictions. Some of the cabinet positions being filled include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Energy, and the Ambassador to the United Nations. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution says that after a new ... Read more

  • Mullin Supports Nomination of Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement upon learning of President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Governor Rick Perry as the next Secretary of Energy: “Governor Rick Perry is an excellent choice as the incoming Secretary of Energy for our nation. As the governor of Texas, Governor Perry has experience building and running one of the country’s largest states,” Mullin said. “Governor Perry has extensive experience building and sustaining Texas’ economy by way of on... Read more

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