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  • Mullin It Over: The Oklahoma Standard
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on April 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    This Easter, I find myself thinking more about the importance of serving one another. 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 those we do not know. During this Easter week, we also remember the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and the loved ones left behind on that horrible day 24 years ago. As we mourn th... Read more

  • Priced Out of a Life-Saving Drug
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    More than 355,000 adults in Oklahoma are currently living with diabetes. For each of those people, access to affordable insulin is not just an ongoing concern, but a matter of life and death. Diabetes is the most expensive chronic disease in the United States. From 2002 to 2013, the list price of insulin nearly tripled, causing patient out-of-pocket expenses to double. Instead of spending an average of $7.80 per day for an average amount of insulin, individuals can now expect to pay roughly $15 ... Read more

  • Go to the Doctor. Fix it. Let it Heal.
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    I often joke that I’ve had surgery from my nose to my toes. When I broke my leg over Christmas last year, I went to the surgeon and got it set back in place and wore a boot for a few months. I knew the leg was broken. I knew I needed to go to the doctor to fix it. I knew it would heal. Not all fixes in our healthcare system are as straightforward as a broken leg. Serving in Congress has put me right in the middle of one of our nation’s biggest debates: how to treat patients with mental health an... Read more

  • The Conclusion: No Collusion
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    19 lawyers. 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and professional staff. Over 2,800 subpoenas. Nearly 500 search warrants. More than 230 orders for communication records. 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence. 500 witness interviews. No collusion. No obstruction of justice. After two years and $25 million in taxpayer money, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation of alleged collusion between the Russian government and the campaign of Donald ... Read more

  • Why We Need Community Behavioral Health Clinics
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Despite the opioid crisis leading to the deaths of more than 70,000 Americans by drug overdoses, only one in ten Americans with an addiction receives treatment. Over 7 million opioid pills were prescribed in Muskogee County in 2017—enough for every man, woman, and child in the county to each receive 100 pills. Many Oklahomans have had personal experience with the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, a successful pilot program in Oklahoma that has provided assistance for those in need of mental and addi... Read more

  • Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: The Start of Socialism
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education, Energy, Transportation

    The radical Pelosi Democrats in Washington recently unveiled their large-scale plans to drastically transform our society, best known as the Green New Deal. It claims to want to take our country to net-zero emissions in the next ten years. What people don’t realize is that the Green New Deal is the vehicle that will drive our country straight into socialism. The author of the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, makes several guarantees to the American people including: “A job with a f... Read more

  • Why is Pelosi’s Democratic Party Standing with Rep. Omar?
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Before she even came to Congress, Rep. Omar has been reported as making anti-Semitic remarks about the Jewish people. Should Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic Party continue to stand behind Rep. Omar and her offensive remarks? Anti-Semitism is racism. It’s that simple. So if Rep. Omar’s comments are racist, why hasn’t Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leadership removed her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee yet? Why is she allowed to have access to top secret classified documents? Every member of... Read more

  • Protecting Born-Alive Abortion Survivors
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    As a father of five, I cannot express enough how precious the lives of innocent children are. The first time I heard my son’s heartbeat in my wife Christie’s womb, I knew then and there—that wasn’t a fetus. That heartbeat was my son. Every child, from the moment of conception, is worthy of life and protection from harm. I am saddened and appalled that not all Americans feel similarly. Recently, a Virginia lawmaker introduced a bill that allows mothers to decide to murder their child minutes befo... Read more

  • Defending Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    The right to bear arms is a constitutional right and it is one that I do not plan to give up any time in the near future. Unfortunately for those of us who are ardent supporters of the Second Amendment, Democrats controlling the House of Representatives have different plans for gun owners. Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats put forth a bill to turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, is a completely misguided piece of legislation that harm... Read more

  • The Green Pipe Dream
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism. In the resolution, Washington Democrats rolled out more of the same radical, socialist policies they have been pushing since day 1 of the 116th Congress. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leads the charge on this humorously unrealistic plan that demands net-zero carbon emissions in the next 10 years. The key parts of the plan are worth laying out because they are completely far-fetched and unreasonable. The news may ... Read more

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