Markwayne Mullin

Bipartisan Pressure Mounts on Trump to Stay in Paris Agreement
Schumer: Leaving the deal would be a ‘historic mistake’

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney takes a break during testimony before a House Budget Committee hearing in Longworth Building titled “The President’s FY2018 Budget” on May 24, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The White House has continued to delay a decision on whether it will stay in the Paris climate agreement, but pressure is mounting on the president from both Republicans and Democrats to keep the U.S. in the deal, albeit for different reasons.

Democrats, like environmental groups, see the accord as crucial in efforts to slow global warming. And while many Republicans despise the deal, they fear leaving it would undermine U.S. global leadership and take away the opportunity to reshape, even weaken the accord.

Word on the Hill: Toomey Checks Out New American Revolution Museum
Lawmakers celebrate National Park Week

Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey got an early look at a new museum in Philadelphia. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., recently got a sneak peak at the Museum of theAmerican Revolution in Philadelphia, which is set to open to the public on Wednesday.

It is the first national museum that tells the entire story of the American Revolution and has more than 3,000 items in its collection, CBS reported.

Opinion: House Members Should Take Civics Tests
… and avoid ‘let them eat cake’ moments

Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin recently told his constituents that the idea that he works for the voters of his district is “bullcrap.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Members of Congress should have to take a civics test. 

As you may have heard by now, Rep. Markwayne Mullin has a unique take on his relationship to his constituents. At a town hall meeting recently, the three-term Republican from Oklahoma, said the idea that he works for the voters of his district is “bullcrap.”

Road to House GOP Health Plan Passage Still Uncertain
Budget Committee considers measure, but changes await

Pence has been a constant presence at the Capitol during the health care debate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

By LINDSEY McPHERSON and REMA RAHMAN CQ Roll Call

Two of the strongest proponents for the House Republican plan to remake the health care system, Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said Wednesday they were open to changes to secure floor passage.

Take Five: Brian Mast
Florida Republican recalls waking up in Walter Reed after losing his legs

Florida Rep. Brian Mast finds the lack of truth in emotions the hardest thing to get used to in Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Freshman Republican Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, 36, talks to HOH about how he lost his legs, why he decided to fight with the Israeli military, and advice he received from his father.

Q: Tell me about the day you got injured.

House GOP Hails Pence as Obamacare Slayer
Dismisses Medicaid expansion he presided over in Indiana

From left, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise after a Republican caucus meeting Wednesday morning to discuss repealing the 2010 health care law. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

House Republicans on Wednesday cast Vice President-elect Mike Pence as a conservative white knight uniquely qualified to dismantle the 2010 health care law, while shrugging off his decision to embrace the law’s Medicaid expansion while governor of Indiana.

Pence huddled in the Capitol with House Republicans on Wednesday about their designs for scrapping President Barack Obama’s signature legislative legacy as Obama rallied House and Senate Democrats to resist those efforts a few hundred feet away in the Capitol Visitor Center.

Word on the Hill: Happy Holidays
See you in 2017!

Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin, right, gives a tour of the Capitol Rotunda to friends on Tuesday. Let us know what other members are up to over the holidays. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Whether you’re staying in D.C. or traveling, I hope you enjoy the holidays and have a Happy New Year!

Word on the Hill will be on a break until Jan. 3, 2017.

Word on the Hill: Get Your Books
Staffer engagement and bats for Halloween

Head to the Madison Building today for bags of books. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

It’s bag day at the Library of Congress. As part of its annual book sale, which ends today, you can fill an entire bag with books for $5.

Books have been donated by employees at the library — and are not actually Library of Congress books — and proceeds benefit the general fund of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema Spins Through Her Day
The triathlete is taking her spinning classes to the public

Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the first sitting member of Congress to finish an IRONMAN triathlon, is now teaching spin classes to the public. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Kyrsten Sinema is a morning person.

That’s often hard when the House has late votes, like it did before the August recess.

Word on the Hill: Brandon Marshall's Big Play
Sen. Orrin Hatch and New York Jets wide receiver make mental health push

Hatch shakes hands with Marshall before the start of the Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Mental Health in America on Thursday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall shared his experience with borderline personality disorder on Thursday with a Senate committee investigating mental health issues in the health care system.  

“My purpose is to help bridge the gap in the mental health community,” said Marshall, who was diagnosed in 2011 and has since been an advocate for awareness and treatment.