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  • Mullin Applauds Increased Reimbursements for Veterans’ Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Congressman Mullin praised the change in policy put forth by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today which will allow veterans to be retroactively reimbursed for emergency treatment at non-VA facilities. “There is no quick fix to solve all of the issues inside the VA,” said Mullin. “However, we must continue to take steps forward to improve care for our veterans. This commonsense revision is one such step. I’m grateful to the VA for making these changes and bringing our country one step cl... Read more

  • Sens. Inhofe, Lankford, Rep. Mullin Praise Passage of Bill to Enhance Veteran Care
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) praised the passage of S. 1266, the Enhancing Veteran Care Act, today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Enhancing Veteran Care Act will allow the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations that accredit health care organization entities in order to ensure medical centers at the Department of Veterans Affairs are pro... Read more

  • The Greatest Generation Lives On
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Veterans Day is a time to remember, honor, and celebrate the men and women who have served in our military. When I think of veterans who set an example for me, I always think of my papa, Kenneth ‘Cowboy’ Morris. My papa used to tell me about his stories, the friends he made, and what it was like to come back home. Sadly, we are losing our Greatest Generation and soon, they won’t be here to tell us their stories in person. Tom Brokaw, the longtime nightly news anchor, wrote a book in 1998 called ... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds Grand Opening of VA Clinic in McCurtain County
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    On Friday, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) spoke at the grand opening of a new Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Idabel, Oklahoma. The McCurtain County Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will serve the veterans of southeast Oklahoma and surrounding area. “We made a promise to our veterans to take care of them when they returned home and now we must deliver on that promise,” said Mullin. “This clinic is one small way to say thank you to the Oklahomans in McCurtain County and veterans near... Read more

  • Mullin, Inhofe Praise Signing of Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Issues

    U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised President Trump’s signing of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation includes a Mullin and Inhofe provision that reinstates veterans’ eligibility benefits when pursuing post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) options. “This is a momentous day for our veterans and the continuation of their hard earne... Read more

  • Inhofe, Mullin Applaud Passage of GI Bill Reforms
    Posted in In the News on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans Issues

    http://bit.ly/2wu8p4d U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) praised the Senate passage of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. The bill passed the House last week and now goes to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 is broad, bipartisan legislation that will improve veterans’ education benefits and enhanc... Read more

  • The Heroes We Know
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans Issues

    Whether we’re aware of it or not, we’re constantly surrounded by heroes. Our heroes serve on the front lines to protect our freedoms, answer the call of duty, arrive on the scene in emergencies, and represent our communities as loyal friends and neighbors. During American Heroes Week, we recognize the heroes we know for the sacrifices they give to make our country a better place. For instance, take Sergeant Matthew Odom from Norman. Stationed as a part of the 1st Batallion, 279th Infantry Regime... Read more

  • Reforms to Write Home About
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    Roughly six months into the 115th Congress and more than 160 days into President Trump’s first term in the White House, the Republican-led House has passed more than 260 bills and the President has signed more than 40 bills into law. In true form, the People’s House is listening to the people and we hear you. That’s why we’ve passed reforms that make life simpler, easier, and better for veterans, ranchers, farmers, small business owners, job seekers, job creators, and every other American. We im... Read more

  • The Sacrifices Etched in History
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans Issues

    Washington is a town full of monuments and memorials dedicated to famous people, events, and presidents. Within just a few miles, there are tributes to President Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., President George Washington, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They all accomplished heroic deeds and led our country through trying times. A handful of other memorials on the National Mall pay tribute to a group of Americans who led our country in another way. These memorials honor the men an... Read more

  • Mullin Announces 2017 Veteran Information Days
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) has announced the schedule for his 2017 Veteran Information Day events. The two events will be held on April 19 and 20, 2017. Mullin holds annual Veteran Information Days to give veterans and their families the opportunity to learn more about the resources that are available to them. The events are free and no registration is necessary to attend the events. Representatives from veterans service groups and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be pr... Read more

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