More on Veterans Issues
The end of July is one of the most important periods of time in Washington, DC. There are funding deadlines that must be met and legislation that needs to be completed before lawmakers go home for the August district work period.
This July, I am happy that we were able to close the month by passing two bills that will help us do a better job of keeping our commitment to our nation’s veterans. My team and I have spent this month focusing on veterans and military families, and the passage of these bills was an important extension of that work.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) held a telephone town hall meeting Monday evening with over 4,000 people from across Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District.
Mullin was joined by Dr. Thomas Schneider, Chief of Staff at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center and Mr. Jason McClellan, Director of the Muskogee VA Regional Office, who helped answer questions from veterans about programs and benefits.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) Veteran Information Days are a chance for veterans to learn more about available resources in the community and to get questions answered.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced a telephone town hall meeting to be held in the Second District beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015.
During the first 30 minutes of the hour-long call, Mullin will be joined by the director of the Muskogee VA Regional Office and the chief of staff at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee to answer questions regarding veterans’ issues.
During the second half of the call, participants will be able to ask Mullin questions regarding the important issues facing our nation.
MUSKOGEE – Ensuring area veterans know about all of the services available to them in their community and region is the goal of three Veteran Information Day events to be hosted by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02).
The events will be held in Okmulgee, Claremore and Hugo. All events are open to the public. Registration is not required to attend Mullin’s Veteran Information Day events.
For many of our men and women in uniform, returning from warzones overseas is only the beginning. Many of these heroes will fight post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following this experience even after they return home.
June is National PTSD Awareness Month, a time when we remind ourselves to remain aware of the unique struggles that veterans, current service members, and others around us may be facing.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) bill to lower Wounded Warrior unemployment reached an important milestone on Tuesday. The bipartisan Wounded Warrior Employment Improvement Act (H.R 356) was considered by the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity at a legislative hearing—an important step in the lawmaking process.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) made the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a rule changing the distance calculation for the Veteran’s Choice Program from straight-line to driving distance. This change is effective immediately.
Additionally, the VA announced it is also changing the mileage calculation for beneficiary travel from the “shortest route” to the “fastest route” in order to maintain consistency in their mileage calculations of the two programs.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced a bill to fix problems that rural veterans may encounter when using the new Veteran's Choice Program. Partnering with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the legislation aims to improve the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) plan.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced bipartisan legislation, the Wounded Warrior Employment Improvement Act, to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program, the key employment program to help assist, train and find jobs for veterans who have compensable service-connected disabilities. Supported by the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and VetsFirst, H.R.