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Mullin Opposes Green New Deal Transportation Package

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting no on H.R. 3684, the Democrats’ My Way or the Highway Bill. “For Pelosi Democrats, it continues to be their way or the highway,” Mullin said. “This roughly $715 billion package is a disaster for the American people. It does nothing to streamline infrastructure projects, ties up one out of every two dollars in Green ...

Mullin, Inhofe Praise $6.1 Million INFRA Grant for City of Tulsa

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced today that the City of Tulsa – Rogers County Port Authority will be awarded a $6.1 million grant to support the construction and improvement of rail transportation and utility infrastructure in support of a new two million square foot manufacturing and distribution facility at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. In February, ...

Building Infrastructure for the 21st Century

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While many people across the country celebrated the unofficial start of summer last week, Oklahoma braced for severe weather and faced catastrophic flooding. As I traveled around Northeastern Oklahoma to help communities and meet with emergency management teams, I saw areas devastated. Roads we are used to traveling on a daily basis are not accessible and some have even washed away completely. Fam...

Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: The Start of Socialism

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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. ...

Keeping Our Water Infrastructure Open for Business

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Oklahomans utilize our state’s vast infrastructure systems every day. Aside from driving on paved roads, Oklahomans often cross over an important economic contributor for the state: the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS). Without this vital waterway, MKARNS would need 398,493 trucks or 99,623 railcars to transport the entire system’s 9,962,334 tons of commerce. While not all ...

Building Our Way to a Better Future

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Throughout the country, our road, waterway, and rail infrastructures are in desperate need of repairs and upgrades. I want to highlight one of the greatest infrastructure projects in need in our state: the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS). MKARNS brings in millions of dollars each day to Oklahoma and Arkansas’s economies. However, the entire system is at risk of failing due...

Representatives Graves, Mullin, Lipinski, and Lawrence Introduce Aviation Workforce Bill

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Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO-06), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-03), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI-14) introduced H.R. 5701 an Aviation Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill to encourage more men and women to pursue careers in aviation. This legislation would incentivize businesses, labor organizations, schools, and governmental entities to work together to pursue strategies...

Inhofe, Mullin Applaud Frac Sand Exemption

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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) praised the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for including drivers of commercial motor vehicles engaged in the transport and offloading of “frac” sand at oil or natural gas well sites in the existing oil field service exemption. The updated guidance has been made available h...

Improve Infrastructure to Boost Trade

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Each year, Oklahoma’s economy is positively impacted by the production and shipment of heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment, rubber, pipes, steel and iron tubes, fertilizer, plastics, and so much more that originate inside our state. In 2016, Oklahoma exported $1.4 billion in goods to Canada and $537 million to Mexico, our two largest export markets. The North American Free Trade Agreemen...

Infrastructure Reform Finally Gets a Green Light

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Clunk. Clunk. Clunk. You’re driving down Highway 69 on your way to work and the roads are full of potholes the size of our neighboring state of Texas and uneven pavement that makes you feel like you’re on a roller coaster. These roads that thousands of Oklahomans travel daily to get to work are proof of our state’s crumbling infrastructure. In their 2017 infrastructure report card, the American So...

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