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.|
Read our 2019 Report Card for Mullin.
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 6, 2015 to Nov 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Markwayne Mullin sits on the following committees:
Mullin was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5554 (115th): Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018
- H.R. 5641 (115th): State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act of 2018
- H.R. 487 (114th): To allow the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to lease or transfer certain lands.
- H.R. 3477 (114th): NATIVE Act
- H.R. 3154 (114th): E-Warranty Act of 2015
- H.R. 533 (114th): To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2675 (114th): Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015
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).
Mullin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (40%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Native Americans (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Energy (5%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)
Some of Mullin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8388: IMPROVE Addiction Care Act
- H.R. 7429: Promoting Cross-border Energy Infrastructure Act
- H.R. 7369: Cable Transparency Act
- H.R. 7263: To repeal the eighth proviso under Operation of Indian Programs of 1998 to ...
- H.R. 2929: Rural Broadband Network Advancement Act of 2019
- H.R. 1461: Georgian Fair Business Practices Sanctions Act of 2019
- H.R. 395: POWERS Act of 2019
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2020, Mullin missed 214 of 4,667 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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