Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

January 31, 2013

Mullin drops in for townhall meeting

CLAREMORE — Northeast Technology Center hosted Congressman Markwayne Mullin Tuesday night during the conclusion of a surge of recent town hall events.

Mullin met with citizens throughout District 2, highlighting his experience as a new congressman.
“Thank you so much, it is a true honor being up there representing our district,” Mullin said.
Mullin gave brief opening remarks, speaking about the amount of history in the Capitol and the impact it has on him.
“Good thing about being in Congress is that I can get into places a lot of people can’t,” Mullin said explaining the sleepless nights he spends at the Capitol.
Mullin added “The good thing is that walking the halls gives me time to reflect on the history and impact of what I am doing.
“It makes me wonder how a kid from Westville ended up here,” Mullin said.
Mullin was clearly moved by the experience, placing great value on the tradition and trials of the office.
As the town hall continued, Mullin answered questions on the national debt, defense spending and the Affordable Health Care Act.
“What the President says is one thing and what he does is something different,” Mullin said. “I believe actions speak louder than words.”
Mullin disagrees with the President’s health care policy, and doubts the ability of Congress to fund the associated programs.
He believes it plays heavily into the debate concerning the debt ceiling.
“The debt ceiling will expose how much the Affordable Health Care Act will cost taxpayers,” Mullin said.
Mullin criticized the policies of both political parties and even the House leadership.
“When politicians make tough decisions it can cost their jobs,” Mullin said.
Many politicians are not willing to make those tough decisions, he added.

Text Only
Top Stories

Do you prefer the warm summer weather of 2013 or the mild rainy weather we are currently experiencing?

Hot/Dry Summer
Mild/Wet Summer
I prefer any season but Summer.
I don't have an opinion.
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN