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  • Mullin, Inhofe Praise $6.1 Million INFRA Grant for City of Tulsa
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    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, Sen. Inhofe sent a letter to Secretary Chao in support of Oklahoma’s grant application. “The Tulsa P... Read more

  • Building Infrastructure for the 21st Century
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on May 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    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. Families had to evacuate their towns and some even lost their cars, homes, and businesses to the flood.... Read more

  • Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: The Start of Socialism
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Energy, Transportation

    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. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, makes several guarantees to the American people including: “A job with a f... Read more

  • Keeping Our Water Infrastructure Open for Business
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    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 Americans take part in the day-to-day logistics of our nation’s water infrastructure, our ports, inl... Read more

  • Building Our Way to a Better Future
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    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 to crumbling and outdated infrastructure. One vital part of MKARNS operations is the Tulsa Port of ... Read more

  • Representatives Graves, Mullin, Lipinski, and Lawrence Introduce Aviation Workforce Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    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 to develop technical talent and encourage workers to pursue aviation careers. Studies show that in ... Read more

  • Inhofe, Mullin Applaud Frac Sand Exemption
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    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 here. “Frac sand haulers face delays beyond their control—just like other oil field operators,” Inhof... Read more

  • Improve Infrastructure to Boost Trade
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    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 Agreement (NAFTA) is responsible for nearly 40 percent of Oklahoma’s total exports and over 100,000 Oklahoma... Read more

  • Infrastructure Reform Finally Gets a Green Light
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    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 Society of Civil Engineers gave Oklahoma a C- grade overall. Our dams, roads, bridges, and levees all ... 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

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