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Markwayne Mullin's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

  • U.S. House (OK) - District 2, Republican


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  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee (votesmart.org)
  • "I will always vote to protect the sanctity of life from conception to natural end. I am honored to have consistently maintained a 100% voting record with National Right to Life." (www.mullinforcongress.com)
  • "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides real relief to the hardworking Oklahomans who need it most." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "A majority of our federal budget is mandatory spending. This type of spending is exactly how it sounds. Laws state the Treasury must spend however much money it takes to keep the programs running. Entitlement programs, like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and other smaller programs, like unemployment compensation, student loans, and deposit insurance, are all mandatory spending. Today, that makes up 60 percent of the budget. Without reforms to the programs, that number will only continue to grow. If we want to get serious about reducing the national debt, we need to make changes that put us on a sustainable path forward when it comes to mandatory spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Defunding the police and creating anarchy is not a serious answer to the problems our country is facing," Mullin said. "This bill delivers real solutions to invest in better training, improve transparency and create more accountability so police departments can better serve their communities. I am proud to support the JUSTICE Act and I hope my colleagues across the aisle will put politics aside to make these meaningful reforms." (votesmart.org)
  • ""Police reform is needed, but we can't endanger the public or our law enforcement officers by creating police departments who lack resources and aren't able to serve their communities. Republicans in both the House and the Senate offered a bill with real solutions that invests in better training, improves transparency, and creates more accountability. Instead of working on a bipartisan bill that would actually get signed into law, Pelosi Democrats just want talking points during an election year." (votesmart.org)
  • "In today's world, the last thing we need to do is cut defense spending," says Mullin. "America is a target for radical extremists, and we need to make sure that our military is ready to go to war against our enemies." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Maintaining and updating our national infrastructure is critically important for both safety and commerce. I was proud to help work on the multi-year federal surface transportation bill (FAST Act of 2015) to ensure Oklahoma's critical road and bridge work was properly funded." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "We need significant tax reform to unleash the full economic potential of the private sector." (www.mullinforcongress.com)
  • "Additionally, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act delivers the jumpstart our businesses need to invest, grow, and succeed," said Mullin. "This pro-growth tax reform allows small businesses to create the new jobs and investments necessary to compete in the global market." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "We are in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis and the American people need help," Mullin said. "Over the past two weeks, I have had countless calls with constituents and they have all said the same thing: they're hurting. Our small businesses, our farmers and ranchers, our teachers, our Tribal governments, our health care workers and first responders on the front lines- we are all hurting right now. While this bill won't fix all our problems, it brings some much needed relief and confidence that the federal government is taking action to combat this crisis." (votesmart.org)
  • "I firmly believe in more local control for public schools. The federal government has no business creating education standards, and I strongly oppose Common Core." (www.mullinforcongress.com)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "After its review of the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan, the EPA finds that the rule is a flagrant abuse of power by the former administration, just like the Supreme Court did when it ruled a historic stay on the unlawful rule in 2016," said Congressman Markwayne Mullin. "The Clean Power Plan threatens the reliability of our energy resources, forces a tremendous regulatory burden on their production, raises electric costs for hardworking Americans, and puts good paying jobs at risk. It's great to see the EPA start to roll back the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan rule so we can provide dependable, affordable energy that American families can count on." (votesmart.org)
  • "'Electricity generation has always been the responsibility of states; but now, the president is threatening communities, businesses, and families by attempting to put the federal government in charge,' said Mullin, a second-term lawmaker on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 'The EPA has clearly acted outside of the authority it was granted by Congress in the Clean Air Act.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating "In short, Madame Administrator, we believe this carbon dioxide regulation - whose implementation is legally questionable at best - would do untold harm to the American people and our economy for decades to come." (jeffduncan.house.gov)
  • Rated 93% by the National Rifles Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "Our Second Amendment rights must always be protected. I am a hunter, a gun owner and have a conceal-carry permit. I have consistently voted to protect the rights of gun owners, sportsmen and collectors. And I always will." (www.mullinforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
  • "I have voted over 30 times to defund, dismantle or repeal Obamacare. This terrible law imposes more mandates, more taxes and is driving up the cost of health care. Obamacare also jeopardizes Oklahoma's rural hospitals, which are already struggling." (www.mullinforcongress.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Last month, the Trump Admin reported that more than 37K individuals attempted to illegally cross our southern border. When it comes to immigration reform, we must put #AmericaFirst. Read why we must #BuildTheWall in this week's #MullinItOver." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 81% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 81% by NumbersUSA. (votesmart.org)
  • "Any solution to our broken immigration system must first contain strong border protections and must not allow amnesty." (www.mullinforcongress.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5759 - Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "I have said before that diplomatic solutions are always preferable, but Iran has not proven to be trustworthy and remains a threat to our nation and allies abroad. Our past experiences give us no reason to believe that Iran will respect the terms of a nuclear agreement. The fact that President Obama and his administration believe Iran can be trusted if we lift sanctions is extremely troubling." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I fully support President Trump's decision to levy tariffs on the EU, Canada, and Mexico for steel and aluminum imports," said Mullin. "President Trump is doing exactly what he said he would--putting America first and bringing other countries back to the negotiating table." (votesmart.org)
  • "I fully support the Trump Administration's efforts to bring home American jobs and look forward to finalizing the agreement under the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA)." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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