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Oklahoma Politics
10:39 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Oklahoma’s Governor, Congressional Delegation React To State Of The Union

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Most of Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation and executive leadership criticized President Obama’s annual State of the Union address Tuesday night – some even before the speech took place.

Gov. Mary Fallin says Obama can achieve his goal of improving the economic conditions of the middle class by relying on the energy sector to grow the economy and raise per-capita income.

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Politics and Government
5:55 am
Sun December 7, 2014

US Rep. Mullin Named To House Subcommittees

Congressman Markwayne Mullin
Credit U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma has been named to three House Energy and Commerce subcommittees.

Mullin will serve on subcommittees for Energy and Power; Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade; and on Oversight and Investigations.

The Energy and Power Subcommittee deals with laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy.

The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee focuses on regulation of commerce plus consumer affairs and consumer protection.

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Politics and Government
5:52 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Okla. Democrats Won't Sue Over 5th District Election

Congressman Markwayne Mullin
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Oklahoma Democratic Party leaders say they will not file a lawsuit over Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin's victory over the Democratic nominee who died two days before the general election. 

Party Chairman Wallace Collins said party officers met Monday and a majority voted not to challenge Mullin's victory.

Collins maintains state law calls for a special election to be held in the event of a candidate's death before the election, but he acknowledged the cost of a lawsuit was a factor in the officers' decision.

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Politics and Government
7:17 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

OK Democrats Deciding Whether To Mount Legal Challenge To District 2 Election Results

Oklahoma Democratic Party
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Oklahoma Democratic Party leaders say they're still undecided over whether to mount a legal challenge over Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin's victory in this month's general election over the 81-year-old Democratic nominee who died two days before the general election.

Party Chairman Wallace Collins says no decision was made after a teleconference Thursday with party leaders about whether to proceed with a lawsuit. Collins says he plans to meet again with their attorney.

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Election 2014
7:36 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

State Election Board Certifies Congressional District 2 Results

Congressman Markwayne Mullin
Credit U.S. House of Representatives

The State Election Board voted unanimously Wednesday to certify the results of the Congressional District 2 race, and all but one other general election contest, despite the fact the Democratic candidate in the contest died just days before the election. 

Congressman Markwayne Mullin captured 70.0 percent of the ballots cast in the Nov. 4 general election. Democratic candidate Earl Everett, who passed away Nov. 2, received 24.6 percent of the ballots. 

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Politics and Government
7:25 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Fate Of Oklahoma 2nd Distrct Congressional Race To Be Decided

Former State Senator Jerry Ellis, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House 2nd District.
Credit Oklahoma State Senate

The decision on whether to hold a special election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District is expected to be made during a meeting of the state Election Board.

The three-member board is scheduled to meet Wednesday in a closed-door session with its attorney to discuss whether to hold a special election because the Democratic nominee died two days before Election Day.

First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin coasted to victory in last week's election with 70 percent of the vote over Democratic nominee Earl Everett and independent John Douthitt.

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Politics and Government
5:58 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Transportation Committee Chairman To Return To Oklahoma

U.S. Representative Bill Shuster
Credit shuster.house.gov

Congressman Markwayne Mullin is scheduled to host U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster in Oklahoma next week.

Shuster and Mullin's Tuesday meeting will involve a tour of port infrastructure located in the congressional district and meetings with regional transportation leaders. Shuster, from central Pennsylvania, has been in Congress since 2001.

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World
9:16 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Four Of Five Oklahoma Congressmen Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels

Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation.
Credit U.S. Rep. James Lankford / Facebook

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine was the only member of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation to vote against President Obama's request to train and arm rebels fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.

Bridenstine says that if the Islamic State is deemed a threat, the United States should "eliminate it," not train and arm rebels.

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co-sponsored by Markwayne Mullin
6:09 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Bill Passes U.S. House That May Help Reduce Gasoline Prices

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin says he is pleased that the U.S. House has passed a bill intended to expand energy production in the United States.

The House on Thursday passed a bill that its sponsors say is aimed at reducing gasoline prices nationwide. Mullin is a co-sponsor. He says the bill is important for oil- and gas-rich states like Oklahoma.

The vote Thursday was 229-185.

A provision of the bill would also restructure the leasing process for federal lands.

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Primary Elections
12:21 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Oklahoma Incumbents Look To Avoid A 'Cantor Redux'

(L-R): U.S. Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Markwayne Mullin, James Lankford, Tom Cole, and Frank Lucas at the Oklahoma Press Association's congressional delegation panel June 14.
U.S. Rep. James Lankford Facebook

Three incumbent Oklahoma congressmen are working to avoid upsets in the June 24 primary as their challengers take hope following an upset in Virginia.

Republican Reps. Tom Cole, Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin each face challengers in the primary that comes two weeks after former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Virginia primary to economics professor Dave Brat.

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