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Mullin, O’Halleran Co-Lead Bill to Combat Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) joined Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) yesterday in introducing the “Modern Authentication of Pharmaceuticals” (MAP) Act to combat counterfeit pharmaceuticals. This bipartisan legislation will require on-dose identifiers on controlled substances to ensure the authenticity of essential medicines and enhance the security of the U.S. supply chain. Too often, pharmaceu...

Mullin Introduces Bill to Impose Harsher Punishment for Partial Birth Abortions

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Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced a bill to impose harsher punishment for those who perform partial birth abortions. The “Partial Birth Abortion is Murder Act” would increase the punishment for those found in violation of the Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003 to a minimum of five years to a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole. The introduction of this ...

Mullin Demands DOJ Investigation into Gruesome Deaths of Preborn Babies Found in Washington, D.C.

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland last week demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate the deaths of five preborn babies whose remains have been found in Washington, D.C. Images widely circulated suggest some of the babies may have undergone partial-birth abortions or possibly infanticide, thereby holding the local abortionist under...

Mullin, Matsui Introduce Legislation to Enhance Access to Health IT for Behavioral Health Providers

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) joined Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) recently in introducing H.R. 7427, the Behavioral Health Information Technologies (BHIT) Now Act. This legislation would improve coordination of mental and physical health care by supporting behavioral health providers to adopt health IT systems. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become an essential part of our mode...

Mullin, Smith, Cotton, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost U.S. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), along with U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02), recently introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce dependence on foreign pharmaceutical manufacturing and boost production in the U.S. The pandemic has exposed our nation’s dependence on other countries for essential prescription drugs. Seventy-two percent of key pha...

Mullin, Schrader, Guthrie Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Rare Disease Treatments and Cures

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) joined Reps. Kurt Schrader (OR-05) and Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today to introduce the Medicaid VBPs for Patients (MVP) Act. This bipartisan legislation would help facilitate patient access to high-cost drugs by decreasing barriers to value-based purchasing (VBP) arrangements in Medicaid. “Value-based payment models will open the door to more innovation and cures ...

Putting Our Health Care Workers First

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I want to take the chance this week to say thank you to the hardworking nurses in Oklahoma who work around the clock taking care of our loved ones. The way you have stepped up during the pandemic is not lost on me and I thank you for fighting the good fight day in and day out. With your service in mind, there has been some bad information floating around that the House is trying to cap nurses’ pay...

Mullin Introduces Bill to Ensure Access to Home Medical Equipment

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Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-05) introduced the bipartisan Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Relief Act to address unsustainable reimbursement rates hurting Home Medical Equipment (HME) suppliers. These outdated rates, put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have failed to consider th...

Fighting the Scourge of Fentanyl

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The opioid crisis is one of the biggest health challenges facing America. In one year, from April 2020 to April 2021, we saw a record high of over 100,000 overdose deaths. And the latest data shows synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, have contributed to 60 percent of this increase. Given those statistics, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued its first public safety alert in six years, warnin...

House Passes Mullin Bill to Improve U.S. Stillbirth Rate

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Today, the House passed Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s (OK-02) bill, the Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education (SHINE) for Autumn Act, which aims to lower the U.S. stillbirth rate by providing critical resources to state and federal health departments, improving data collection, and increasing education and awareness around the issue of stillbirth in the United States. Herrera Beutler introd...

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