I am proud to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This committee has broad jurisdiction over many aspects of government directly related to the everyday lives of Oklahomans, including health care, energy production and consumer safety.
The committee oversees departments including: the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, Commerce and Transportation. Our oversight also extends to the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Communications Commission.
Within the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, I sit on the following three subcommittees:
Energy: This subcommittee looks at oil and gas exploration, energy sector jobs, training and transportation. Additionally, this subcommittee has oversight over all utilities, ranging from coal-powered to alternative sources.
Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection: This subcommittee is responsible for more than just traditional manufacturing. We also work to protect people from data breaches, enhance online privacy and safeguard individuals and businesses from cyber attacks. The subcommittee also governs highway and transportation safety as well as vehicle standards.
Health: This subcommittee is creates health policy and provides oversight for the various healthcare entities including the Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare, Medicaid, and the National Institute of Health.
Additionally, I am an active member of several Congressional caucuses.
- Men’s Health Caucus – Co-Chair
- Regulatory Review Caucus – Co-Chair with Loretta Sanchez
- Republican Study Committee
- Native American Caucus – Vice-Chair
- Congressional Western Caucus
- Medicaid Task Force
- Telehealth Working Group
- Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
- Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
- Values Action Team
- Heroin Task Force
- Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus
- Alzheimer’s Caucus
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus
- Congressional Steel Caucus
- Congressional Chemistry Caucus
- TRIO Caucus
- Rare Disease Caucus
- Republican Israel Caucus
- Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
- Congressional Water Caucus
- Congressional Fertilizer Caucus
- Congressional Chicken Caucus
- Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
- Community College Caucus
- Congressional Motorsports Caucus
- Congressional Paper Caucus
- Congressional Coal Caucus
- Congressional Taiwan Caucus
- Congressional Bowhunting and Archery Caucus
Mullin and his wife Christie have five children: Jim, Andrew, Larra, Ivy, and Lynette. The Mullin family currently resides in Westville, Oklahoma on the same family farm where Markwayne was raised.
A graduate of Stilwell High School, Mullin attended Missouri Valley College on a wrestling scholarship. Shortly after, Mullin’s father fell ill and the family’s small plumbing company encountered financial troubles. Mullin left college to return home and take over his family’s business, forgoing his wrestling scholarship and education.
Today, Mullin Plumbing is one of the largest service companies in the region, employing over 150 Oklahomans. The business is only one of several successful companies owned and operated by the Mullin family. Others include Mullin Environmental, Mullin Plumbing West Division, Mullin Services, Mullin Properties, and Mullin Plumbing New Construction.
In 2010, Mullin completed his education and received his degree in Applied Science in Construction Technology from the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.
Mullin currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committeewhose broad jurisdiction includes issues important to rural Oklahoma including energy policy, health care, commerce, and manufacturing. He sits on three subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Energy, the Subcommittee on Health, and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection. Additionally, Mullin is a member of a number of caucuses, and is a co-chair of the Men’s Health Caucus and of the Regulatory Review Caucus.
During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Mullin has been a strong voice for business owners across Oklahoma, bringing their perspective into the national debate on many issues that directly impact the business community. As one of only two Native Americans currently serving in the House, Mullin brings a firsthand knowledge of Native American issues to Washington, D.C.
Mullin also serves as a member of the Republican Whip Team. Representatives who are members of this team work closely with Republican leadership to ensure every American’s voice is heard in Congress.
Each of the committees and caucuses Mullin serves on aims to solve problems facing the constituents of Oklahoma’s Second District. Mullin is dedicated to serving the people of his district with honesty and integrity, and fights each day to ensure his constituents’ voices are heard in Congress. A family man grounded by a deep faith and love for his country, Mullin strives to serve the Second District with the same principles in which he leads his life.