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  • Adoption Was A Blessing to My Family
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    This month is National Adoption Month and November 23rd is National Adoption Day. What better a time than now to celebrate the joy adoption brings and raise awareness of the necessity of adoption within our country. My family is what it is today because of adoption. In 2013, we went from a family of five to a family of seven when we were blessed with our twin girls, Ivy and Lynette. In August of this year, we were blessed again when Jayce came into our home and we became a family of eight. The g... Read more

  • One Hundred Years of Honoring Our Veterans
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Our country has recognized a day to celebrate veterans and their service for one hundred years. It began when fighting in World War I ended after an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th “Armistice Day” to honor those who died serving in the war. In 1954, after thousands of Americans fought in World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was chan... Read more

  • It’s Time for Real Leadership, Not Political Games
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Under the guidance of President Trump, our nation continues to make the world a safer, freer, and more prosperous place. While Pelosi Democrats are busy playing politics on Capitol Hill with secret impeachment proceedings and closed-door hearings, our president is hard at work for the American people. This leadership is what our country and the world needs. Our men and women in uniform have diligently pursued ISIS and other terror organizations across the globe. Our nation has made incredible st... Read more

  • One Year of Progress, But We Can’t Stop Now
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The opioid epidemic is personal to all of us. It is blind to party affiliation, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or age. We all know someone who has been affected by the opioid epidemic, whether it’s a friend, family member, or loved one. Too many lives have been cut short by overdoses. In 2017, our country lost 70,237 people, including 775 Oklahomans, to drug overdoses. Since the start of the 21st century, we have lost nearly the same number of lives to the opioid crisis as we lost in... Read more

  • Impeachment Charade Hurts American Families
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    A few weeks ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives was opening an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. The Left has been dead set on impeaching the president since the day he was elected despite the fact there is no evidence he committed any high crimes or misdemeanors. Now they’re running a sham investigation behind closed doors to undo the results of the 2016 election. This impeachment inquiry has been a disgrace to our legislative process and the America... Read more

  • Applying for a Nomination to a Service Academy
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    As a Member of Congress, I have the honor of nominating students to our country’s service academies. Attending a U.S. service academy is an invaluable experience that shapes young men and women into our next generation of leaders. Nominations are available for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The service academies prepare young people to serve as commissioned officers in the branches of our armed forces. Students at the acad... Read more

  • Rural Broadband Will Improve Rural Education
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Education is the most valuable tool that we can give to the next generation and providing resources for our educators and our students should be a top priority in our communities. I recently toured several schools in the Second District to see the tools and resources our students have in the classrooms. It’s inspiring to see the innovative and creative ways teachers have adapted to best serve their students, but I am concerned about the problems that still need to be addressed. As a father of si... Read more

  • The Oklahoma Clean Energy Standard
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    From dramatic speeches at the United Nations Climate Summit to climate protests halting traffic across the country, the topic of climate change and clean energy has dominated the news cycle. Clean air and clean water is an important issue and it’s one that both sides could find common ground on if they wanted to. But unfortunately, the socialist Left has taken over the debate and is more interested in pushing their radical policies on the American people than finding real solutions. Not only are... Read more

  • Children Shouldn’t Have Cancer
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    As parents to six kids, my wife Christie and I want all our children to be good people, accomplish their goals and live long, healthy lives. I think that’s what all parents want for their kids. No parent wants their worst nightmare to come true when they hear “your child has cancer” and heartbreakingly, we all know someone whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer. In 2016, Gary and Mariah McAlpin of Tahlequah heard those awful words when they learned their 2-year-old son, Kai had a rar... Read more

  • Even One Overdose Is Too Many
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with opioids being the most common. Since the start of the 21st century, we have lost nearly the same number of lives to the opioid crisis as we lost in World War II, including more than 6,000 Oklahomans. President Trump designated the week of September 8th through September 14th as Opioid Crisis Awareness Week. This is an opportunity to remember those who... Read more

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