More on Veterans Issues
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe are asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expedite efforts to establish a veterans’ medical clinic in McCurtain County.
On Dec. 11, 2015, Mullin and Inhofe sent a letter to the director of the VA Rocky Mountain Network, the Department’s service network in charge of Oklahoma, asking him to ensure the VA’s contracting office expedites its work on the southeast Oklahoma clinic so the project can finally be sent out for bid.
This past week, on Veterans Day, I had the honor of presenting Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, and other medals and commendations to two different U.S. Army veterans.
In both cases, the soldiers never received the medals they earned during their wartime service – something that our team is finding to be somewhat common during World War II and the Vietnam era.
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) presented Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and other medals and commendations to two different U.S. Army veterans on Veterans Day.
In both cases, the soldiers had never received the medals they earned during their wartime service – something Mullin said is somewhat common during World War II and the Vietnam era.
2015 Veterans Day Events
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) will participate in the following events on
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015:
Okmulgee High School Veterans Day Program
Congressman Mullin will speak at the school’s Veterans Day program
9:45 -10:45 a.m.
Okmulgee High School, Clell Warriner Auditorium, 415 W. 3rd St., Okmulgee, OK
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) reminded veterans that they should not have to pay or be asked to pay any person or group to help with casework involving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
“Veterans do not have to pay anyone to handle casework on their behalf,” Mullin emphasized. “My congressional office helps veterans every single day at absolutely no cost. Aside from legal casework, there is no reason for a veteran to pay for a case involving their benefits, records or any other type of inquiries.”
Oklahoma is a special place because so many of our sons and daughters answer the call to serve our country and our state. They are willing to be part of something greater than themselves.
And when an Oklahoman makes that commitment, it is not just that soldier, airman, sailor or marine who is answering the call to serve – it is their entire family.
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.