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  • Reps. Mullin, Schrader Introduce Reauthorization of Animal Drug User Fee Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) and Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) introduced H.R. 5554 to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA). ADUFA/AGDUFA would continue agreements between the FDA and the animal drug industry to pay user fees that help speed the approval of new drugs for farmers, ranchers, families, and veterinarians so they can keep their animals and pets safe and healthy. “After the las... Read more

  • Combating a Nationwide Crisis
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    We all know someone who has struggled with opioid or prescription pain killer addiction. My own family has loved ones struggling with prescription painkiller addiction. Addiction affects people across all spectrums of life regardless of race, gender, age, or economic status. Although Congress isn’t known for its bipartisanship in the mainstream media, combating the opioid epidemic is something that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle are passionate about. This nationwide crisis is a nonpart... Read more

  • SAMHSA Asks Congress to Take Action on Part 2
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Earlier this week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) called upon Congress to take action to align HIPAA requirements and CFR Part 2. SAMHSA returned correspondence to Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) regarding their inquiry about the recently revised Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Final Rule and its impact on data-sharing by Medicare and Medicaid programs. Excerpts: “SAMHSA is encouraged to ... Read more

  • House Leaders Launch Bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), and Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) announced today the creation of the new bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus. Supported by a diverse group of health care organizations from throughout the nation, the caucus will advance a legislative agenda that encourages innovative policy ideas to improve the quality of care and lower costs for consumers. With the health care industry rapidly transforming from a volume-driven syste... Read more

  • Inhofe, Lankford, Mullin, and Russell Introduce Legislation to Improve Veteran Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) held a press conference at the Oklahoma City VA today where they were joined by local veteran Pete Peterson, Oklahoma City VA Director Wade Vlosich and Muskogee VA Director Mark Morgan. Together, they announced a new initiative to help each of Oklahoma’s VA facilities achieve a five star rating, indicating they are two of the highest performing VA facilities in the country. Additionally, Sen. Inhofe and Congressman Mullin an... Read more

  • Mullin Introduces Legislation to Allow Tribes Access to Federal Opioid Grants
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) introduced H.R. 5140, the Tribal Addiction and Recovery Act (TARA), to allow tribes direct access to federal opioid grants and open up the grants to treat all substance abuse disorders. Currently, tribes are forced to petition the state for access to opioid grants created by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). “American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the highest opioid overdose rate in the country—higher than any other minority,” said... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on Proposed Rule to Provide Relief from Obamacare Premium Increases
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement in regards to the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule to promote competition in the health care insurance market and expand access to short-term insurance for individuals seeking more affordable options: “Today’s proposed rule by the Trump Administration harps on what we already know to be true: Obamacare failed to provide affordable, accessible health care for Oklahomans,” said Mullin. “Oklahomans need perma... Read more

  • Mullin, Tribal Priorities Included in Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after his bill, H.R. 3917, to extend funding for the Indian Health Service’s Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI), the Indian employment tax credit, and accelerated depreciation for business property on Indian reservations passed as a part of the budget agreement signed into law by President Trump. “Today, the House passed legislation to keep the government open, fully fund our nation’s military, and extend funding for s... Read more

  • Reps. Mullin and Payne, Jr. Introduce Resolution to Recognize Health and Wellness Coaches
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    As co-chairs of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) and Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced a bipartisan House resolution expressing support for health and wellness coaches and designating the week of February 12th as National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week. “Healthy eating habits and a regular fitness routine are fundamental to a healthy lifestyle,” said Mullin. “However, sometimes it can be difficult to go it alone. That’s wher... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on SAMHSA Rule Affecting Patients’ Records
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finalized a rule allowing patients’ substance abuse records to be shared for billing and operational purposes: “I’m encouraged by this final rule that improves billing and streamlines operations within the health care system,” Mullin said. “However, the real need is for doctors to have access to these records before treating their patients. We cannot e... Read more

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