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Continuing our Commitment to our Veterans

| Posted in Mullin' It Over Column

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ move to close the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee is an unacceptable blow to our veterans who risked their lives to defend our freedoms. It’s a dereliction of duty for this administration to leave our rural veterans behind. The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center serves more than 52,000 veterans across 25 counties in Eastern Oklahoma. The medic...

Lankford, Inhofe, Mullin Respond to VA Report about Proposed Changes at the Muskogee VA

| Posted in Press Releases

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) today offered the following joint statement after a report was released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in which recommendations are made to “modernize and realign” the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee (for eastern Oklahoma recommendations, see pages 72-74 of the VISN-19 Mark...

Mullin, Inhofe, Lankford Demand Answers on the VA’s Plans to Close the Clinic in Vinita

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough after learning that the VA continues to seek closure of the VA clinic facility in Vinita, OK, without reaching out to tribal or community leaders about the closure despite the clinic’s use in the area. The nearest facility if the clinic closes...

Honoring Our Veterans

| Posted in Mullin' It Over Column

On Veterans Day, we remember and honor the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. It is important as a nation that we stop and reflect on the sacrifices these men and women made on our behalf, so we could live free in the greatest country in the world. When our veterans sign up for service, they commit to protecting the lives of all Americans. We owe no greater debt than to those...

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...

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

| Posted in Mullin' It Over Column

Many Americans think of Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer and an excuse to enjoy a long weekend away from work. This year, families, friends, and communities are able to gather and celebrate together after a long year of isolation. But while many are celebrating, we must not forget the true reason for Memorial Day and the families who are hurting. Memorial Day is a day of remembra...

House Passes Mullin Legislation to Ensure Timely, Accessible Care for Native American Veterans

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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...

Every Suicide is Preventable

| Posted in Mullin' It Over Column

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 p...

Mullin, Inhofe, Lankford Respond to ODVA’S COVID Update

| Posted in Press Releases

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 ...

During PTSD Awareness Month, Mullin Works to Reduce Stigma and Continues Fight to Expand Mental Health Treatment

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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 ma...

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