Congressman Markwayne Mullin

Representing the 2nd District of Oklahoma
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Health Issues

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May 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has introduced a bill that will help ensure Oklahomans have access to Medicaid programs in the future. Faced with a $1.3 billion budget shortfall in 2017, Oklahoma’s state legislature was faced with the possibility of cutting Medicaid funding by as much as 25 percent.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has supported the passage of 18 bills aimed at stopping drug abuse in Oklahoma communities. Two of the 18 bills included amendments from Mullin that will ensure Oklahoma’s rural and tribal areas benefit from federal efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. 

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) is working to make sure American Indian and Alaska Native communities are included in federal efforts to fight opioid abuse across the country. On Wednesday, Mullin’s committee, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, held a meeting to consider several bills focused on opioid abuse. Mullin offered an amendment to one of these bills, the Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016 (H.R. 4982).

Apr 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday that will help protect Oklahomans from a tropical disease that is linked to birth defects and damage to the human nervous system. The disease, called the Zika virus, is carried by a certain species of mosquito.

Mar 11, 2016 Mullin' It Over Column

One of the things I love most about Oklahomans is the love and support we show for one another. When our neighbor needs help with his yard, we’re there with the lawnmower. When our friend needs someone to watch their kids, our doors are open.

No matter what, Oklahomans always want to take care of people who are in need. And we should, but when it comes to government assistance programs, we need to make sure we are serving individuals who truly qualify for the programs.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Tuesday to override the president’s veto of a bill that repeals major parts of Obamacare and stops any group that performs abortions from receiving federal funding through the Medicaid program.

President Obama vetoed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762) on Jan. 8, 2016.

Jan 29, 2016 Mullin' It Over Column

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 and the love we share with our families, we also have the opportunity to make that love last a little longer on this earth through good health.

February may be celebrated with the giving of chocolates and flowers, but it is also known as American Heart Month.

This provides the perfect time to work on your heart health through exercise and precautionary measures.

Jan 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762) by a vote of 240-181:

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) voted on Wednesday to stop federal funds from going to groups like Planned Parenthood and gut major parts of Obamacare.

The bill, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762), would stop federal funds from going to organizations that perform abortions, like Planned Parenthood, and give Oklahomans freedom from the president’s heavy-handed government health care mandate.

Dec 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to send a bill that supports rural and small community waters systems in Oklahoma and across the country to the president’s desk. S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act, a bill that reauthorizes federal assistance programs for small public water systems, passed the House unanimously.