Home / news / Mullin' It Over Column

Mullin' It Over Column

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • What It Means to be Native American
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    The Boston Globe released Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results this week. The analysis, done by a Stanford University professor, showed that Warren has somewhere between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American in her DNA. In 2014, American Journal of Human Genetics published a study detailing that “European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6% European, 0.19% African, and 0.18% Native American.” Senator Warren’s DNA results show she may have as little as 0.09% Native American blo... Read more

  • Our Work to End the Opioid Crisis Is Not Done
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    When any patient goes to the doctor, they can—and should—expect to receive the gold standard of treatment. However, one 40 year old law in desperate need of modernization is preventing doctors from providing the highest level of care to every patient that walks through their door. A bill I sponsored, H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, would ensure that doctors have access to all of a patient’s relevant medical information before treating them. Current law, often referred ... Read more

  • Your Social Security Concerns, Answered
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Cuts and Debt

    In this week’s Mullin It Over, I’d like to take the time to answer a few of the questions that I’ve heard from my constituents recently about Social Security solvency. Protecting Social Security is a priority for all of us and it’s important that your questions are answered. “Can you tell me why you voted for stealing from SS (Social Security)?” Posted on Facebook on October 2, 2018 In April, the House considered H.J. Res 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United... Read more

  • Tax Cuts Made Permanent
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law last December, good things started happening. New IRS withholding tables went into place. Businesses saw opportunities to invest in their companies and employees. Americans started keeping more of their own paycheck, rather than handing it over to the federal government. As a result of tax reform, over 6 million workers received bonuses, better benefits, or pay increases. The unemployment rate is below 4 percent for the first time si... Read more

  • A Stronger National Defense
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Long before President Trump was even sworn into office, he made a commitment to provide the men and women of our armed forces with the tools and resources they need to do their job and do it well. Unlike President Obama and his administration, this president and this Congress are following through on a promise made to servicemen and women across the country. President Trump is restoring meaning to the memorable phrase of former President Ronald Reagan: “Peace through strength.” Last week, the Ho... Read more

  • Securing Our Nation
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    This week as we remember the unthinkable attacks of terrorism 17 years ago, national security is on all of our minds. Often, national security is thought of as the need to protect Americans from evil, but in reality there are many aspects to providing for the common defense. President Trump has taken a holistic approach to national security in order to keep Americans safe and free. Since September 11, the men and women of our U.S. military have stepped up to the plate to protect our national sec... Read more

  • Just Don’t Do It
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Nike announced this week that the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” campaign would be led by Colin Kaepernick. This is the same former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick who took a knee in 2016 during the playing of the national anthem to protest. Kaepernick posted a photo from his Nike campaign with the text: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” His tweet suggests that he himself has sacrificed his career in the NFL in order to protest a... Read more

  • President Trump Already Got Us A Better Deal
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Roughly 20 months into President Trump’s first term, our president has delivered on yet another one of his promises to the American people. When he ran for president, he committed to modernizing and updating our bad trade deals to ensure Americans and their well-being came first. Now, he has accomplished yet another feat that previous presidents failed to do: renegotiate our unfair trade deals. Nearly 25 years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was created to allow goods and se... Read more

  • Let’s Be Fair to Natural Gas Producers
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Oklahoma’s families should be able to keep their lights on at a cost they can afford. As innovation drives how we produce energy from various sources, the most important piece to remember is that the consumer should be driving the supply and demand. I have always supported an “all-the-above” approach when it comes to fuel sources, which is why it’s time to bring equity to the sale, purchase, and use of natural gas in the United States. In order to help create a level playing field for natural ga... Read more

  • August is National Shooting Sports Month
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    This August has been named National Shooting Sports Month, a time that the country can come together and celebrate all of the benefits we gain from these sports. Participating in shooting sports not only teaches safe handling of firearms, but it also is a way to practice in a controlled atmosphere. As a recreational activity, shooting gives us an opportunity to spend time with our family and friends, and to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh Oklahoma air. There are many organizations within our co... Read more

Stay Connected

Request my newsletter to stay up to date on the latest news from my office

Office Locations

Request a meeting or find out where you can meet our team
  • Washington, DC Office
    1113 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2701 Fax: (202) 225-3038 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm ET
  • McAlester District Office
    1 E. Choctaw, Suite 175 McAlester, OK 74501 Phone: (918) 423-5951 Fax: (918) 423-1940 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm CT
  • Muskogee District Office
    3109 Azalea Park Dr. Muskogee, OK 74401 Phone: (918) 687-2533 Fax: (918) 686-0128 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm CT
  • Claremore District Office
    200 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. Claremore, OK 74017 Phone: (918) 283-6262 Fax: (918) 923-6451 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm CT
Washington, DC Office
McAlester District Office
Muskogee District Office
Claremore District Office