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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...

Mullin Presses HHS Secretary on COVID-19 Testing of Illegal Immigrants

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Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) participated in a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing focused on the Department on Health and Human Services (HHS) budget request for FY2022. Mullin pressed HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra about the Biden Administration’s inadequate protocols for testing illegal immigrants as thousands continue to flood into the U.S. as a result of the Bid...

Let’s All Do Our Part to End the Stigma

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During the last year, our nation endured seemingly endless lockdowns and restrictions as a result of the pandemic. Across the country, kids were kept out of schools, businesses were closed, places of worship were shuttered, and communities were restricted from gathering, resulting in many feeling isolated and alone. While our nation is beginning to heal from the pandemic, it is impossible to know ...

Bustos, Cole, McGovern, Mullin Introduce Key Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Overall Health Outcomes

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Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) re-introduced the bipartisan Social Determinants Accelerator Act. Joining her to introduce the bill are Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02), Tom Cole (OK-04) and Markwayne Mullin (OK-02). The bill would create a federal grant program to empower states and local governments to tackle persistent economic and social conditions — like limited access to health...

Mullin and Butterfield Introduce Bill to Improve Wound Care for Homebound Medicare Beneficiaries

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced legislation yesterday to improve access to disposable negative pressure wound therapy for homebound Medicare beneficiaries. This legislation simplifies the structure of the disposable negative pressure wound therapy benefit and streamlines billing practices for home health agencies. “Disposable negative press...

Mullin Opposes Massive COVID Relief Bill in Energy and Commerce Committee

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting against the Energy and Commerce Committee portion of the COVID-19 relief budget reconciliation legislation, which costs more than $188 billion. The entire Biden relief package spans twelve House Committees and costs a total of $1.9 trillion. “There is currently $1 trillion in COVID relief that has already been appro...

Mullin Highlights Importance of Mental Health Care Access at Energy and Commerce Markup

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During today’s Energy and Commerce Committee markup on the next COVID-19 relief package, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) emphasized the importance of access to mental health care. Click here for full video of his remarks. Below are Mullin’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Pallone. Governors and city leaders across the country have forced our communities to shut down beca...

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