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Mullin Reaffirms Commitment to Defending Life

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Ahead of the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) reaffirmed his full support for protecting the lives of the unborn. “Every human life is precious,” said Mullin. “As a father of six, I cannot express enough how precious the lives of innocent children are. From the moment of conception, each child is worthy of life and protection from harm. As Democrats in C...

President Biden’s Year One Performance Review

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President Biden has been in office for one year and it has been a year of crisis. As we recognize the anniversary of the beginning of Washington’s one-party rule, let’s grade President Biden’s work on the issues important to the American people. Economy – F: Americans are now making less while paying more for just about everything. Inflation is taxation, and it has gone up every month of Biden’s p...

Mullin Leads Letter Urging USDA to Increase Number of Meat Inspectors, Offers Long-Term Solution to Biden Administration’s Meat Pricing Plan

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and 23 of his House Republican colleagues recently sent a letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to increase the number of available USDA inspectors. The Members expressed disapproval of President Biden’s current plan, citing the need for long-term solutions to help address rising meat prices and allow small and independent pr...

Mullin Strongly Opposes Democrats’ Federal Takeover of Elections

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting no on H.R. 5746, the NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021, which Democrats have used as a shell to pass their legislation to federalize elections. “Democrats are trying to rewrite the rules of our democracy because that’s the only way for them to ram through their socialist agenda,” said Mullin. “At the e...

Blessed are the Peacemakers

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The men and women of our nation’s law enforcement put their lives on the line every single day to protect our families and our communities. I could not be more grateful to them for their sacrifice. This past Sunday was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We hold this appreciation and honor for our officers every day of the year, not just on this particular day, because it is important now more than ...

New Year, Same Democrats

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Many enter the new year with a renewed sense of purpose and drive. January is welcomed with promises of possibility and hope for the best versions of ourselves as we reset the calendar year. Unfortunately, we know for Democrats in 2022 this will not be the case. 2021 was a year filled with countless crises, bad policy, and reckless spending. With a Democrat controlled White House, Senate, and Hous...

Remembering the True Meaning of Christmas

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Isaiah 9:6 tells us: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” There is no hope like the hope to be found in the birth of Jesus Christ. As many people are worn down by the end of the year, the Lord gives us the greatest gift imaginable that reminds us of...

2021: A Year in Review

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The end of each year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the year behind us and look forward to what is to come. As I look back on what 2021 has brought our country, I can’t help but think of a two reoccurring themes from Democrat-controlled Washington: reckless spending and bad policy. Legislation with trillion-dollar price tags have become the norm. The American Rescue Plan, the so-called “inf...

Fighting the Scourge of Fentanyl

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The opioid crisis is one of the biggest health challenges facing America. In one year, from April 2020 to April 2021, we saw a record high of over 100,000 overdose deaths. And the latest data shows synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, have contributed to 60 percent of this increase. Given those statistics, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued its first public safety alert in six years, warnin...

House Passes Mullin Bill to Improve U.S. Stillbirth Rate

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Today, the House passed Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) bill, the Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education (SHINE) for Autumn Act, which aims to lower the U.S. stillbirth rate by providing critical resources to state and federal health departments, improving data collection, and increasing education and awareness around the issue of stillbirth in the United States. Herrera Beutler introd...

Mullin Highlights Importance of Value-Based Arrangements in Lowering Drug Costs

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) highlighted the importance of value-based arrangements for prescription drugs during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing today. These innovative payment models tie payment for high-cost drugs to patient outcomes which result in better care and lower consumer costs. Mullin also discussed the work of the Health Care Innovation Caucus which works to...

Mullin Introduces Bill to Ensure Rare Disease Parity in Accessing Medically Necessary Care in Medicare and Medicaid

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) joined Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Mike Kelly (PA-16) this week in introducing the Access to Rare Indications Act. This legislation would allow patients suffering from rare diseases, and relying on Medicare part D, to access coverage for potentially lifesaving, off-label treatment that they would not otherwise have access to. Specific...

Mullin Slams Reckless Extension of Debt Limit

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting against the House Amendment to S. 610, the Sequestration, PAYGO, and Debt Limit Package. “This package does nothing but pave the way for more reckless spending from the Democrats and it is unacceptable that they have chosen funding their socialist wish list over Medicare,” Mullin said. “Republicans have worked in go...

Mullin Supports FY22 NDAA, Including Provisions to Overhaul Military’s Response to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Mullin voted for the legislation. “The men and women of our armed forces put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and it is our responsibility to keep our commitment to them,” Mullin said. “I was proud to support this legislation that prov...

Mullin Calls Out Social Media Platforms for Allowing Content-Based Speech Discrimination Under Section 230

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At a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) called out social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, for becoming political platforms that engage in content-based speech discrimination online. These social media platforms, among others, have abused their legal protections under Section 230 of the Communic...

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