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Mullin Brings Attention to High Stillbirth Rates in the U.S.

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) highlighted the need for research and data collection to combat the high stillbirth rate in the United States during a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing today. The United States is ranked 25th in number of stillbirths per capita out of 49 high-income countries, with nearly 21,500 babies stillborn in 2019. Video of Mullin’s remarks can be fou...

Mullin Introduces Bill to Improve U.S. Stillbirth Rate

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), along with Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Kathy Castor (FL-14), recently introduced 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 educa...

Every Life Lost Is One Too Many

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Every suicide is a tragedy. Every life lost to suicide is one too many and the prevalence among our nation’s veterans is alarming. In 2019, 6,261 veterans lost their lives to suicide, including 111 Oklahomans. Many of our men and women in uniform who come back from warzones overseas face mental health struggles once they return. Now, the events in Afghanistan have caused many veterans from all era...

Mullin Opposes Democrats’ Build More Inflation Act

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting against the Build More Inflation Act, which passed the full Energy and Commerce Committee. The Build More Inflation Act is part of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax and spend spree. “The Build More Inflation Act is a step closer to a complete socialist takeover by the Democrats,” Mullin said. “From a massive investme...

Mullin, Bustos, Cole, and Butterfield Join More Than 700 Health Advocates to Launch New Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus

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Today, U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Tom Cole (R-OK), and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), alongside community health advocates from Aligning for Health, the YMCA and CareSource, announced the founding of the bipartisan Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus. Co-Chairs Mullin, Bustos, Cole, and Butterfield joined more than 700 advocates for a virtual event...

Mullin and Colleagues Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Community-Based Mental Health and Addiction Services Nationwide

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U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Angie Craig (MN-02), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Paul Tonko (NY-20) recently introduced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act of 2021, legislation that gives every state the opportunity to fully fund the establishment of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in the...

Mullin, Trone, Fitzpatrick, Kuster, Herrera Beutler, and Butterfield Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Overdose Victims

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U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), David Trone (MD-06), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Ann Kuster (NH-02), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) recently introduced legislation to help overdose victims by closing a dangerous information gap that keeps prescribers uninformed about a patient who overdoses. The Improving Medicaid Programs’ Response to Overdose Victims an...

House Passes Mullin Bill to Break Down Health Data Barriers for Tribes

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3841, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act. 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 cit...

Mullin, O’Halleran Introduce Bill to Break Down Health Data Barriers for Tribes

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Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-1) today introduced the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act. 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 as states, counties, and cities. But for years, many T...

Rush, Mullin, Casey, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Increase Diversity in Healthcare Workforce

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), along with U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), announced the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to diversify America’s healthcare workforce, specifically among five allied health professions severely lacking in racial and ethnic diversity. The Allied Health Workforce Diversi...

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