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  • A Cabinet Good for Oklahoma
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Native American Affairs

    Each new presidential administration comes with a set of new cabinet members. The president’s cabinet is one of the driving forces of his administration because the people he chooses will advise him on topics within their respective jurisdictions. Some of the cabinet positions being filled include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Energy, and the Ambassador to the United Nations. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution says that after a new ... Read more

  • The Golden Rule and Medicaid
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    My wife and I have always taught our kids to follow the Golden Rule of the bible: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As a Christian, I believe that it is our duty to take care of our friends, our neighbors, and even those we do not know. Medicaid is the safety net that many of our fellow Oklahomans can use to receive health care. As a government program, it allows us to take care of some of our nation’s most vulnerable patients including children, expectant mothers, the elderly... Read more

  • Protecting and Improving Native American Health Care
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The 115th Congress made a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, at the start of this new session of Congress. It isn’t common knowledge to many people outside of Indian Country, but the last reauthorization of the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act (IHCIA), which authorizes and made reforms to the Indian Health Service (IHS), was included in Obamacare. When Obamacare was passed in 2010, Democrats tacked the IHCIA on to the 20,000 page law as a way to ... Read more

  • The Freedom of Our Future
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Every four years, the United States holds a presidential inauguration to formally declare the President of the United States. On January 20th, I witnessed the swearing in of President Donald Trump in as our 45th President of the United States. During the historic day, I was reminded of one of my favorite president’s inaugural address in 1905. At his first and only inaugural address, President Teddy Roosevelt said: “Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have dut... Read more

  • Oklahoma’s Voice on Healthcare Reform
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    At the start of each Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives selects the members that will sit on each committee and their subcommittees. I will continue to sit on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and will remain on the Subcommittees on Energy and on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (formerly Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade). In addition, I was also selected to sit on the Health Subcommittee for the 115th Congress. Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee is the lawmaking ... Read more

  • Continuing the Fight Against Federal Overreach
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    The 115th Congress took the oath of office on January 3rd. This marked the beginning of a new and unified government that is tasked with building a better America. During the 114th Congress, I wrote legislation to stop the vast overreach of the Obama Administration. The Preventing Overreach Within the Executive Rulemaking System (POWERS) Act makes sure federal agencies can’t finalize overreaching, unlawful regulations that are contrary to the law and congressional intent. The bill requires a fed... Read more

  • Bringing Medicine Into the 21st Century For Oklahoma
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Across Oklahoma and the rest of the country, medical innovation has lagged over the past few decades. Last week, Congress came together to pass legislation to reverse that trend. With the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, the medical field will receive a major shot in the arm. First and foremost, this bill will save lives. It speeds up production of life-saving drugs to fight diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, and a number of other rare diseases. It removes bureaucracy within the Food and D... Read more

  • A Day That Still Lives In Infamy
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    On December 7, we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. An attack that lasted just 110 minutes left 2,335 U.S. service members dead and another 1,143 wounded. The next day in an address to a Joint Session of Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941: “A date which will live in infamy.” I believe those words still hold true today. After that surprise attack, the United States entered the Second World War, sending 16.1 million Americans ... Read more

  • One Thing to be Thankful For
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    As we enter the holiday season with Christmas less than one month away, we are reminded to count our blessings and give thanks to the many generosities in our lives. We might be thankful for our family, our friends, our faith, our homes, or our jobs. Many of us are thankful for our good health – but all Oklahomans are paying the price of increased healthcare premiums, regardless of health. Obamacare has burdened families across Oklahoma and this country. The Affordable Care Act, better known as ... Read more

  • Adoption Made My Family What It Is Today
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    As the adoptive father of two beautiful, nearly-six year old twin girls, adoption is near and dear to my heart. Last Saturday, November 19, was National Adoption Day and this November is National Adoption Month. What better a time than now to celebrate the joy adoption brings and raise awareness of the necessity of adoption within our country. In the spring of 2013, our Mullin family of five got a little bit bigger. But our decision to adopt, like so many adoptive parents’ decision, wasn’t made ... Read more

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