Mullin reacts to shutdown
(Archive Photo) House Transportation and Infrastructure Full Committee member Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013, committee's markup to consider legislation on the Keystone XL pipeline project and other measures. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Photo: Image by AP
The freshman Republican says his staff members have been deemed essential and will continue handling calls from constituents during the shutdown. A partial shutdown went into place Tuesday as the U.S. House and Senate were unable to reach an agreement over a temporary funding bill.
Oklahoma's all-Republican delegation in the House voted in favor of a resolution that would have funded government but delayed parts of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Mullin said in a statement that a government shutdown is a ``worst case scenario'' but blamed Senate Democrats and Obama for not listening to what Americans want.
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