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  • House Passes Mullin Legislation to Ensure Timely, Accessible Care for Native American Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Veterans Issues, Native American Affairs

    Yesterday, the House unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) to ensure timely, accessible care for Native American veterans. H.R. 6237, the Proper and Reimbursed Care (PRC) for Native Veterans Act, would require the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to reimburse the Indian Health Service (IHS) and Tribally-run health facilities for purchased and referred care (PRC) used for Native American veterans. H.R. 6237 clarifies that VHA is responsible for reimb... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mullin Statement on Oklahoma Air National Guardsman Killed in Action
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) offered condolences today after Air Force Staff Sgt. Marshal D. Roberts, of Owasso, Oklahoma, was killed in action during a rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq on March 11, 2020. Staff Sgt. Roberts was a member of the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 138th Fighter Wing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Christie and I offer our deepest condolences to Staff Sgt. Roberts’ family and friends and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” ... Read more

  • President's Budget Builds Strong Future For Veterans Care in Eastern Oklahoma
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    This afternoon, President Trump released his 2021 Presidential Budget Request, which identifies his goals and funding priorities for next year. The request includes funding to build a new hospital in Tulsa and is complemented with plans for a major investment in the Muskogee health facility to support a transformative specialty care facility. These new investments – along with ongoing commitment to the VA Call Center and Regional Benefits Administration in Muskogee – will improve care for our ve... Read more

  • One Hundred Years of Honoring Our Veterans
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Our country has recognized a day to celebrate veterans and their service for one hundred years. It began when fighting in World War I ended after an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th “Armistice Day” to honor those who died serving in the war. In 1954, after thousands of Americans fought in World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was chan... Read more

  • Honoring the Fallen and Supporting Our Veterans
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    For families across the country, Memorial Day Weekend means barbeques, an extra day off work, and the beginning of summer vacation for our kids. But even with many fun activities happening, we should never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is when we set aside time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives to defend our country. It is a day of remembrance and a day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice because without that sacrifice, we would not enjoy... Read more

  • Mullin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Provide Checks and Balances to Military Health System
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) yesterday joined his colleagues, Jackie Speier (D-CA), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Greg Steube (R-FL), to introduce the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, which would allow military servicemembers to sue the Department of Defense for instances of medical malpractice unrelated to their military duties. Currently, the Feres Doctrin... Read more

  • This Christmas, Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.)
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    With the Christmas parades beginning and holiday decorations lining our towns, it is certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. For my family, Christmas means getting the whole family together to have good food, play games of tag in the yard, and generally, to just be together. Unfortunately, there are military families across the country that won’t have the chance to be together this Christmas. The men and women currently deployed around the world will dutifully be standing watch on Chri... Read more

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