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  • Mullin Supports Recommendations of President’s Opioid Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) voiced his resounding support of the efforts made by President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The 131 page report, released yesterday, provides recommendations in the fight against drug addiction and the opioid crisis across our country. “President Trump has shown that combating the opioid epidemic is a priority for his administration and I’m further encouraged by the recommendations his Commission on Combating Dru... Read more

  • Inhofe, Mullin Praise President Trump for Action on National Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statements after President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency: “I’m glad that President Trump has taken decisive action by declaring the opioid epidemic to be a public health emergency,” said Inhofe. “While Congress has taken steps to address the crisis by passing several bills last year to address treatment and prevention of opioids, it is clear that more work remains. The de... Read more

  • Time to Put the Genie Back in the Bottle
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The opioid epidemic is devastating our country. In 2016, we lost more than 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses. Today, more than 2 million Americans struggle with opioid addiction. The statistics are daunting and most frighteningly for our country, this epidemic shows no sign of slowing down. Tragically, all of these factors result in the death of 91 Americans each day to opioid overdoses. In 2014, we had more Oklahomans die of drug overdoses than we did in car crashes. Our state has one of the h... Read more

  • Mullin, Blumenauer Affirm Support of Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Mullin (OK-2) became the lead sponsor of H.R. 3545, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, after asking for unanimous consent Tuesday on the House floor. The Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act will give doctors access to information that can prevent tragic overdoses and improve patient safety. “In order to responsibly diagnose patients, doctors need to know the whole story about their patient’s medical history,” Mullin said. “Currently, doctors do not have access to ... Read more

  • Mullin Headlined The Hill’s Event on Seniors and Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) took part in The Hill’s “America’s Opioid Epidemic: Aging & Addiction” event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Congressman Mullin joined Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and The Hill’s Editor-in-Chief, Bob Cusack, on stage to discuss the opioid crisis, its effect on senior citizens, and the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely (EPCS) Act. Watch the event in its entirety at this link. Excerpts: On opioid addiction in the United States and in Oklahom... Read more

  • Congressman Mullin to Host Drug Take Back Event in Claremore
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) will host a prescription drug take back day event to raise awareness of the opioid crisis and encourage Oklahomans to dispose of their prescription drugs in a safe, convenient, and responsible way. The event will take place on Friday, October 27th from 11:30am – 12:15pm CT at the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 601 W. Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore, Oklahoma. “Oklahoma dispensed 128 painkiller prescriptions for every 100 people in 2012 and recent studies sho... Read more

  • PSA: October 28th is Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    The opioid crisis is widespread in Oklahoma. In order to reduce the number of overdose deaths in our state, we have to work together to turn the tide. As part of my ongoing effort to combat the opioid crisis in our community, I want to make you aware of one important opportunity where you can help. Saturday, October 28, 2017, is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to get rid of ... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds President Trump’s Actions on Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Trump’s recent actions on health care: “Our Constitution is clear about the powers of the Executive Branch: it is the job of the president to enforce the laws written by Congress,” said Mullin. “Unsurprisingly, President Obama chose to surpass his legal authority—and the laws written by Congress—by appropriating funds for cost-sharing programs for his namesake legislation, Obamacare. The Trump Administration rev... Read more

  • Rep. Mullin Testified before Energy & Commerce as Part of Bipartisan “Member Day” Examining the #OpioidCrisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) testified yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as part of a bipartisan “Member Day” on the opioid crisis. The bipartisan Member Day allowed representatives both on and off the committee to testify about the opioid epidemic, share local and personal stories, and highlight potential legislative solutions. Watch Congressman Mullin’s remarks in full at this link. Excerpts On the over prescribing of opioids We’ve seen an epidemic spread from th... Read more

  • Protecting Life at Every Stage
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Children are one of God’s greatest gifts. They are the future of our communities. The next generation will carry on our family farms, take over our small businesses, or take care of us when we get old. When it comes to protecting the lives of children, we have a moral obligation to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I will always believe that every life is sacred. No child should ever be aborted because that life is unique and created in the very Image of God. I am reminded of this eve... Read more

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