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  • House Passes Mullin Bill to Break Down Health Data Barriers for Tribes
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 7948, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act, by voice vote. The bill would reaffirm Tribal public health authorities are entitled to access public health data. “Our sovereign Tribal Nations and Tribal Epidemiology Centers were always supposed to have equal access to public health data that states, counties, and cities have. But for years, many Tribes have faced numerous challenges while trying to a... Read more

  • Every Suicide is Preventable
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    From 2012 to 2016, more than 3,600 Oklahomans died from suicide. In 2018, Oklahoma was ranked tenth in the country in suicide deaths with more Oklahomans dying of suicide than motor vehicle crashes. But it’s not just adults who are affected by suicide. According to a national survey from 2019, one in five adolescent school children in Oklahoma reported seriously thinking about suicide within the prior twelve months and one in nine reported actually attempting to take their own lives. As the fath... Read more

  • Staying Healthy Takes More than Wearing a Mask
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Staying healthy during these times means doing more than just wearing a mask. It also means ensuring you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, which can help prevent serious health complications and reduce the risk of health issues. Here are a few things you can do to maintain healthy living. I’m not saying I’m necessarily the best at these myself, but I try every day. Stay active. My morning workout is like my morning cup of coffee, I need it to get my day going. Physical activity is one of t... Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill Tears Down Health Data Barrier for Native Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), and Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statement on H.R. 7948, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2020, a bill that would reaffirm that Tribal public health authorities are entitled to access public health data. “Native American T... Read more

  • Mullin Discusses Importance of Investing in Rare Pediatric Disease Treatments
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) discussed the importance of the Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Voucher (PRV) Program during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing today. Mullin is an original cosponsor of H.R. 4439, the Creating Hope Reauthorization Act, which permanently reauthorizes the PRV Program. Full video of Mullin’s remarks can be found here. “There’s a disconnect between adult care and pediatric care. What’s available to our children versus what is available to ... Read more

  • Mullin, Inhofe, Lankford Respond to ODVA’S COVID Update
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) made the following statements today after an update from the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs on their response to coronavirus, specifically regarding the impact at the Claremore Veterans Center. View the update press release here. “The outbreak of COVID-19 cases stemming from the Claremore Veterans Center was extremely concerning. I am relieved ODVA immediately saw the issue... Read more

  • Mullin Presses Pharmaceutical Executives on Manufacturing Capacity for COVID-19 Vaccine
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    During today’s Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) pressed pharmaceutical executives on their companies’ manufacturing capacity for a potential vaccine and what they are doing to ensure they will be able to meet the demand. Click here for video of Mullin’s remarks. “We’re responding better than any other country out there. We’re testing more, we’re developing more, and the rest of the... Read more

  • Make a Commitment to Your Health
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on June 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Did you know on average, an American woman is expected to live five years longer than an American man? Since the 1920s, men’s life expectancy has continued to drop compared to women. During Men’s Health Month, I want to start the conversation on how to change this alarming trend. As co-chairs of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, U.S. Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and I hope to motivate men to take an active role in their wellbeing, as well as to bring awareness to health issues af... Read more

  • Mullin Asks Administration to Continue Expanded Telehealth in COVID-19 Response
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) submitted several questions for the record asking the Administration to continue expanded telehealth services during the Energy and Commerce Committee’s hearing on "Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” “The Administration has made great strides in cutting back red tape and burdensome regulations in telehealth and these actions have been incredibly beneficial for health care providers and seniors in my district throughout... Read more

  • During PTSD Awareness Month, Mullin Works to Reduce Stigma and Continues Fight to Expand Mental Health Treatment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today highlighted the work he has done to reduce stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and to expand mental health treatment for those who are suffering from it. June is PTSD Awareness Month. “PTSD Awareness Month is a time when we remind ourselves to remain aware of the unique struggles veterans, current service members, and others around us may be facing and let them know they are not alone,” Mullin said. “By knowing the symptoms and talking... Read more

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