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  • 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

  • Holding the VA Accountable
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    It’s no secret that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has fallen into disrepair. A department created with the sole purpose to “care for him who shall have born the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” has faced significant challenges in fulfilling that mission for many of our veterans and their families. The men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces deserve quality, timely health care. Ranked second to last among large agencies, second to last in effective leaders... Read more

  • A Time to Unite
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Veterans Issues

    In a time of division in our country, President Trump delivered optimism and hope at his first Joint Address to Congress on February 28. The president has proven to the American people that he has already delivered on many of his campaign promises. He promised to shake up Washington, but told us that moving forward he would need Congress to work together to make a difference for our constituents back home. His speech aimed to remind us all that what unites us together is far more powerful than ... Read more

  • Mullin Reintroduces Legislation to Aid Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) reintroduced two bills last week to aid veterans: H.R. 42 and H.R. 43. H.R. 42 would permit the Department of Veterans Affairs to contract with appropriate civilian healthcare accreditation or evaluation groups to investigate VA medical centers. The bill allows for greater transparency of VA medical centers and ensures that the healthcare our veterans receive is comparable to that of any private hospital. "The men and women of our armed forces deserve the best... Read more

  • Mullin Statement on House Passage of Bill to Improve VA Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the passage of his legislation, H.R. 6435, a bill to authorize the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs: “It’s not often enough that common-sense bills like this see a vote on the House... Read more

  • Every Day Should Be Veteran’s Day
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    This week, we have the opportunity to honor all the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. It is because of this small group of dedicated people that we live in a free country, and we owe 100% of our freedoms to this small group of individuals. I am a firm believer that honoring those who served should not be limited to one day in November. We should go out of our way to thank those who have worn the uniform for making that sacrifice on our behalf much more often. I have been l... Read more

  • Honor Flights Pay Tribute To Veterans
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Our veterans are some of our nation’s greatest unsung heroes. They were called to serve during times of war, many times not knowing if they would ever return. We owe a great debt to these brave men and women that I’m not sure we can ever fully repay. But we must try because they have earned that respect from us. Each year, thousands of veterans visit Washington, D.C. on Honor Flights put together by volunteers. These programs bring veterans to at no cost to the veteran - to visit museums and mem... Read more

  • Mullin Questions VA’s Limit on Veterans’ Education Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    In 2010, veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after 2001 received an update to their education benefits. The update was signed into law under the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, also referred to as the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill was designed to expand education opportunities for veterans by allowing them to use their education benefits at non-college-degree institutions, like career technical education (CTE) centers. Since the Post-9/11 GI ... Read more

  • Mullin Introduces Bill to Increase Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Issues

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) has introduced a bill that will give more veterans access to mental health care. An oversight in current law allows only mental health providers who have received a master’s degree in mental health counseling to serve in the U.S. Department of Affairs (VA) as licensed professional mental health counselors. The law does not take into account those mental health professionals who do not have a master’s degree but do have an equivalent or higher degree, like a P... Read more

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