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THE HILL: The race to fight childhood cancer

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The Hill http://bit.ly/2ufp4K6 Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary and life changing. Even more devastating are the tragic instances of cancer in our nation’s children. Over 15,000 children are diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. Pediatric cancer is the number one disease killer of children. Together, working across the aisle to put children first, we set out with an aim to help childr...

Western Caucus Members Support Proposed Rule Rolling Back WOTUS

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http://bit.ly/2ueR79d Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04), Executive Vice Chairman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Chief Rules Officer Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Chairman Emeritus Steve Pearce (NM-02), Chief Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04), GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and Western Caucus members Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Rep. Tom Emm...

TULSA WORLD: Chasing cures for children

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Tulsa World Editorial http://bit.ly/2u60egl As parents of five wonderful kids, my wife and I want our children to have attributes that make them good people and we want them to have limitless opportunities. I think all parents do. We all want our kids to make good choices, earn good grades in school, work hard to achieve their goals, and most importantly — live long, healthy lives. Tragically, th...

Noem Leads Colleagues in Introducing IHS Reform Bill

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Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) – along with Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), and Tom Cole (R-OK) – today introduced the Restoring Accountability in the IHS Act. For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities. The IHS was left to make improvements on its own, but ...

Cole, Lucas, Mullin and Russell Introduce the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017

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http://bit.ly/2q8z7Qy Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after introducing the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017, along with Congressmen Lucas, Mullin and Russell. This legislation amends the Stigler Act of 1947, which restricts Native American allotted land to only persons of ½ degree of Native American blood heritage. The Dawes Act of 1887 authorized the federal government...

Security, safety top priorities in overturning midnight regulation

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The Hill The Obama administration left behind a regulatory environment costing our taxpayers a staggering $1.89 trillion each year and costing businesses forced to comply with these regulations over 580 million hours of paperwork per year. What’s worse is that regulations thought to improve safety and efficiency have in fact done the opposite. Just days before President Trump took office, the Envi...

TULSA WORLD: Markwayne Mullin slams 'Pelosi Democrats' on health care bill

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Tulsa World Second District Congressman Markwayne Mullin slammed “Nancy Pelosi Democrats” on Wednesday for what he said is pointless obstruction of the House Republican health-care reform bill. Democrats say they are protesting the bill being heard in committee without a Congressional Budget Office fiscal analysis. Mullin, as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is among those getting a ...

EXAMINER: Trump ramps up pressure on healthcare reform holdouts

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The Washington Examiner President Trump has begun selling the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare by bringing dozens of GOP lawmakers to the White House to both advocate for the proposal and listen to concerns. "He said he's going to be very engaged in it," Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., who met with Trump on Tuesday, said. "He said he's going to dedicate as much time as he can to it...

CNN: EPA criticizes EPA in news release hailing Pruitt's confirmation

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CNN The Environmental Protection Agency welcomed its new leader with an unusual news release Friday that occasionally took aim at itself. Scott Pruitt, who has questioned human connectivity to climate change, was confirmed by the Senate Friday in a partisan vote. Pruitt himself has sued the agency repeatedly as Oklahoma attorney general for what he saw as regulatory overreach. Pruitt is not alone...

MORNING CONSULT: Three Reforms to Strengthen Medicaid and Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

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Morning Consult Medicaid is a critically important safety net program that serves the most vulnerable in every community and it is imperative that these vital tax dollars are spent taking care of those in the greatest need. Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee will examine three commonsense reforms, authored by us individually, to ensure Medicaid is working for those it s...

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