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October 4, 2013

Mullin’s comments

PRYOR, OK — WASHINGTON—Rep. Markwayne Mullin made the following statement after the House passed H.J.R. 59, a continuing resolution that defunds Obamacare and allows the federal government to remain open.

“There was no hesitation when it came to supporting this continuing resolution. Families and business owners across the nation were once told that under Obamacare they could keep their own insurance, that their premiums would go down and that this health care mandate would be budget neutral. We have seen too many examples where this will not be the case. In each of the 26 town halls I recently held throughout the Second District, I heard countless stories of how Obamacare is already crippling budgets and proving to be unworkable and unsustainable. The House stood with the American people today in voting to protect our nation from a burdensome mandate that will bankrupt our economy.”

WASHINGTON—Rep. Markwayne Mullin made the following statement in regard to the federal government shutting down due to lack of a budget agreement.

“Unfortunately we find ourselves in the worst case scenario of a government shutdown. There were many attempts to avoid this outcome, but this administration and Senate leadership refused to listen to the American people and come to a responsible agreement.

“As a business owner, you are always the last to get paid. In the case of a government shutdown, I will operate no different. All of my team members will be deemed essential and continue working in order to respond to the numerous calls we are receiving from our constituents.  In order to off-set the cost of deeming each member of my team essential, I will return back to the treasury any of my pay received while the government is shut down.

“My team works diligently to represent Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District. We will operate under this course of action until a funding agreement is reached and the federal government is reopened.”

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