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December 5, 2012

Mullin on Transportation and Natural Resource committees

CLAREMORE — Markwayne Mullin was selected to serve on two key committees to Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District.

After taking office next year Mullin will be working on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources.
“I’m honored that the Steering Committee had the confidence in me to select me for membership on these very important committees,” said Mullin. “Both committees are so important to the Second District, whether you’re talking about roads and bridges, or the ports we have, or our Indian tribes and natural resources. Serving on these committees will help me serve the people of my district, and that’s what I’m here for. I’m ready to get to work,” Mullin said.
These committees jurisdiction over key areas including funding for roads, bridges and ports, along with being responsible for issues of mineral resources on public lands, and all matters regarding Native Americans and the hundreds of federally recognized tribes.
Mullin has spent two weeks in Washington D.C. since his election, attending official House orientation events, as well as meeting with members of the Steering Committee to discuss potential committee selections.
“When I started thinking about what committees I wanted to serve on, of course, I wanted to be on the committees that mean the most to our district, and these two really fit the bill,” Mullin said. “The Transportation Committee of course is an obvious one for us because we have vital ports, and all of our roads and bridges are critical, so that one is very important. And Natural Resources is a major part of so many things in the Second District like working with the tribes, dealing with water issues, and access to mineral rights. These really are great committees for our district.

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