The past few weeks have brought a great deal of rain and storms to Oklahoma. Many parts of our district are dealing with everything from flash flooding to tornadoes.
After a significant weather event, there can be confusion about what to do next or where to turn for help. My offices in both Oklahoma and Washington stand ready to provide support however we can. We can help those affected find assistance and available resources.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following informational statement for Second Congressional District communities and individuals impacted by recent heavy rains and severe weather:
“The past few weeks have brought a great deal of heavy rains and strong storms to Oklahoma. Many parts of our district are dealing with everything from flooding to tornado damage.Read More
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today announced upcoming town hall meetings in Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
These public forums are part of Mullin’s fourth round of in-person town hall meetings to be held in Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District. All meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend Mullin’s town hall meetings.Read More
At a time when it is hard to get Congress to agree on anything, it is comforting to know there are still causes we can all rally behind: giving every child the chance to succeed. This is not a Democratic or Republican issue—this is at the heart of the American Dream.
A loving, permanent home is often the foundation for our children’s future success. Unfortunately, there are too many children in America who do not have a stable, permanent home. These kids find themselves in a foster care system that can be challenging and confusing.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a measure to reverse the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken and the American Burying Beetle as threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA):Read More
WASHINGTON– Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) is urging the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to halt the implementation of a new climate change policy that could keep states from accessing emergency grant funding.
“We cannot create more barriers to funding for states that are chronically impacted by natural disasters,” Mullin said. “Money for constructing safe rooms or upgrading buildings to better withstand the threats of tornadoes and hurricanes should not be held hostage by the administration’s liberal ideology.”
WASHINGTON– The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to stop the deeply-flawed proposed rule defining Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.
Both measures were supported by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s efforts to expand federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and further extend the reach of federal regulators into peoples’ everyday lives, their businesses and onto their land.
Current and former military spouses and military families are the quiet heroes of this nation’s history, and we cannot thank them enough for their own service: supporting our service members and their mission.
May is National Military Appreciation Month, and May 8 is the day we celebrate the spouses of our men and women currently in uniform and those of our veterans. Very often, standing right beside a soldier, sailor, airman, marine, reservist or veteran is a strong spouse.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) is asking for a legislative fix to help Oklahoma churches and service groups keep their highway signs up.
Conflicting regulations from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the state of Oklahoma on the allowable size of religious and service organization signs could jeopardize the state’s highway funding. Acting under state law, some groups have erected highway signs but now face violation notices due to the size of those signs, which the FHWA requires to be no larger than 8 square feet.Read More
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Thursday voted for a joint budget resolution that promotes fairness for hardworking families and gives opportunity to job creators across Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District. The House-Senate budget plan for fiscal year 2016—the first of its kind since 2010—was adopted in the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 226-197.
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Markwayne Mullin was elected to serve the people of Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in November 2012.
Mullin and his wife Christie had three children, Jim, Andrew and Larra, and then on August 21, 2013 they officially became the proud parents of their adopted twin girls, Lynette and Ivy. They raise their children on the family farm where Mullin grew up in Westville, Oklahoma.
Raised in rural Adair County, he learned the value of hard work and self-discipline. The youngest of seven children, Mullin grew up working on the family farm before the sun was up and well before the school day began. When his studies and athletics were finished each day, Mullin would return home and finish his evening chores.
Mullin graduated from Stilwell High School and went to Missouri Valley College on a wrestling scholarship. Shortly after, his father fell ill and the family’s small plumbing company encountered financial troubles. Mullin then returned home and at the age of 20, he and his wife Christie took over the business. At the time the business had only six employees and was in debt.
Mullin resolved for the sake of his family and for their employees, to make the company solvent and ensure it never again fell into those circumstances. For the next three years, Mullin and his wife Christie worked seven days a week, making the difficult decisions necessary to get the business out of debt.
Mullin ultimately returned to college and graduated from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in 2010. He was honored to have been invited by his alma mater to deliver the keynote address at the OSUIT 2013 Commencement ceremonies in August.
Today, Mullin Plumbing is one of the largest service companies in the region, employing over 120 Oklahomans. It is only one of several successful companies Mullin owns and operates, including Mullin Environmental, Mullin Plumbing West Division, Mullin Services, Mullin Properties and Mullin Plumbing New Construction.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Mullin has been the voice of business owners across America and brings their perspective into the national debate on many issues which directly impact the business community. From immigration and tax reforms to transportation issues and overzealous regulation, Mullin provides the much-needed real world perspective that comes from fighting to successfully run businesses in today’s economic and regulatory environment.
An engaging, energetic and servant-hearted individual, Mullin is not a Washington, D.C. insider. Instead, he’s a hard-working family man who is grounded by a deep faith and his love of country. Mullin holds fast to the values of rural Oklahoma – where deals are still closed with a handshake, where neighbors help one another without a moment’s hesitation and where prayer and worship are still important parts of people’s lives.
Congressman Mullin serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. He was one of only 11 Members chosen to serve on the bipartisan Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, designated by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The panel traveled across the country to examine the current state of freight transportation in the United States and how improving freight transportation can boost the U.S. economy. The panel will release its findings in late October 2013.
Determined that he would always be accessible and available to the people he represents, Mullin has held three rounds of town hall meetings in each of the 26 counties of the 2nd District so far during his first year in office. He has also held six district-wide telephone town hall meetings. Additionally Mullin has held telephone conference calls with different community groups in the 2nd District, including mayors, county commissioners, chamber of commerce officials, dentists, hospital administrators, pastors and technology centers administrators.
Mullin is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation. When the 113th Congress convened in January 2013, he became only the second Native American in the House.
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