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Rep. Markwayne Mullin

Representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District

pronounced MAHR-kwayn // MUH-lin


Mullin is the representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Mullin is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Mullin is among the Republican legislators whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Shortly after the 2020 election, Mullin joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discounted based on lies, conspiracy theories, and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Mullin voted for the exclusion of all of the votes in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the Electoral College count that determined the next President of the United States. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2013 Mullin was investigated for receiving excess outside earned income, endorsing companies or products as part of outside employment and serving as a board member or officer of outside companies --- his family's businesses. Because Mullin was already consulting with the House Committee on Ethics about how to handle his relationship with his family's businesses when the Office of Congressional Ethics began its investigation, the House Committee on Ethics concluded that Mullin had been making a good faith effort to be compliant with House rules and that apart from rectifying a $40,000 accounting error, no further action was warranted.

Dec. 23, 2013 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegations
Mar. 24, 2014 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.
Jan. 2, 2015 House Committee on Ethics reported that the review would continue into the next Congress.
Jan. 2, 2017 House Committee on Ethics reported that the review would continue into the next Congress.
Aug. 10, 2018 House Committee on Ethics concluded that because Rep. Mullin was already consulting with the House Committee on Ethics about how to handle his relationship to his family's businesses when the Office of Congressional Ethics began a separate investigation, the House Committee on Ethics concluded that Rep. Mullins was making a good faith effort to be in compliance with House rules and that apart from rectifying a $40,000 accounting error, no further action was warranted.
Photo of Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Mullin.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mullin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Mullin has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 78% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D League of Conservation Voters: 1% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Markwayne Mullin sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Mullin was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mullin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (37%) Native Americans (24%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Energy (8%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Mullin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Mullin voted Yea

Mullin voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Mullin voted Yea

Mullin voted Nay

Mullin voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Mullin voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Mullin voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Mullin voted Aye

Mullin voted Nay

Mullin voted Nay

Passed 388/18 on Jan 8, 2014.

Mullin voted No

Passed 285/144 on Jan 23, 2013.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2021, Mullin missed 232 of 5,086 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: