The one vote in which Mullin sided with a majority of Democrats against a majority of Republicans was on a measure to temporarily raise the debt ceiling; he voted against it.
There have been bills passed overwhelmingly that Mullin supported, including two Tuesday: one to stop illegal trafficking of tobacco in some U.S. territories and another that would require the president to estimate each taxpayer's share of the deficit when submitting a budget.
Earlier this year, he supported a bill that had only two dissenting votes to condemn North Korea for a nuclear test and another to reauthorize graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.
In his speech Monday, Mullin said he was “committed to working with any member regardless of party to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”
Tuesday, he said he was working with rank-and-file Democrats on issues regarding natural gas, transportation and state lakes.
“The (Democratic) members themselves — we get along,” Mullin said.
He said the two parties “have valid points” on immigration and should be able to reach an accord on a reform bill.