Mullin Continues Busy In-State Work Period, Visits Greater Tulsa Area

Today, Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) spent the day in the greater Tulsa area, meeting with a local nonprofit, regional business leaders, and private defense partners as part of a busy in-state work period which began early last week. 

Senator Mullin, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, began the day at the Parent Child Center of Tulsa to learn more about their mission to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, treatment, and advocacy. Mullin sat down with Melanie Anderegg, CEO of the Parent Child Center, to hear about the Center’s efforts to support every family that has a child in Tulsa County. They also discussed the need for more therapists to support schools and families. In recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, Senator Mullin expressed his gratitude to the dedicated staff at the Parent Child Center of Tulsa and underscored the importance of their work. As a father of six, the safety and security of Oklahoma’s children remains paramount for the Senator. 

“We were pleased to be able to show Senator Mullin how the Parent Child Center of Tulsa impacts the community in the prevention of child abuse and neglect,” said Melanie Anderegg, President and CEO, The Parent Child Center of Tulsa. “It’s so important that legislators and the public have knowledge about the obstacles and challenges that families in our community face in raising happy, healthy children. We appreciated Senator Mullin’s willingness to engage with our staff and learn more about how our mission helps families thrive.”

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Following the visit, Senator Mullin delivered remarks at the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Congressional Forum. In his remarks, Senator Mullin shared an update on his work in Washington, D.C. and opened the floor to questions from Chamber members. The questions covered important issues facing the nation and Tulsa’s business community, including appropriations, taxes, and the Senate leadership race. As a business owner, Senator Mullin brought over 25 years of firsthand entrepreneurial experience to this conversation. Senator Mullin thanked Chamber CEO Mike Neal for the opportunity to speak and Chamber members for their participation in a productive Q&A session.

“We’re grateful for the updates Senator Mullin provided to our region’s business community at today’s Congressional Forum,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “Mullin’s successful growth of his business is exactly what we hope to support here at the Chamber, and his story inspires small businesses across Oklahoma.”

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Senator Mullin concluded his day at Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL), speaking with TIL leadership and learning how Tulsa’s Tech Hub is supporting U.S. national security, fueling good-paying jobs in OK, and safeguarding America’s warfighters. During the visit, Senator Mullin heard from TIL Managing Director Jennifer Hankins on exciting new projects underway to support the future of tech in Tulsa. Additionally, Senator Mullin offered an update on his work in the Senate Armed Services Committee and received a tour of the facility.

“We’re honored Sen. Mullin visited Tulsa Innovation Labs to learn more about Tulsa’s Tech Hub and the impacts it will have on the Greater Tulsa Region and beyond,” said Jennifer Hankins, managing director of Tulsa Innovation Labs. “Working with our lawmakers in D.C. is critical to the success of Oklahoma’s innovation economy. Senator Mullin’s priorities for American national security and his role on the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services are perfectly aligned with Tulsa Innovation Labs’ vision for Oklahoma’s economic future.”

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Background: Last week, Senator Mullin kicked off a busy two-week recess period in the Oklahoma City area, which included visits with Mid-America Christian University, the Greater OKC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Warr Acres and Bethany local leadership, and the University of Central Oklahoma. He then spent a full day in Ada, where he hosted a public community coffee, meet with Mercy Hospital leadership, and visited with the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. Tomorrow, Senator Mullin will host another community coffee in Coweta, lunch with Mayes County leadership, and will meet with MidAmerica Innovation Park.