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  • House Passes Mullin Bill to Break Down Health Data Barriers for Tribes
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 7948, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act, by voice vote. 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 cities have. But for years, many Tribes have faced numerous challenges while trying to a... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds Passage of Bills to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today applauded the passage of two bills he cosponsored to help address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. S. 227, Savanna's Act, and S. 982, the Not Invisible Act, both passed the House unanimously and now head to President Trump’s desk. “The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities,” said Mullin. “Our priority must be to protect native women and children and all parties ha... Read more

  • Mullin Bills Pass Energy and Commerce Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Native American Affairs

    Today, two bills sponsored by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) passed the Energy and Commerce Committee during a full committee markup. H.R. 7948, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act and H.R. 4447, the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy (EASE) Act of 2019 passed by voice vote. H.R. 7948, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act, would reaffirm that Tribal public health authorities are entitled to access public health data. Mullin submitted an amendment in the nature of a substitute to t... Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill Tears Down Health Data Barrier for Native Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), and Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statement on H.R. 7948, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2020, a bill that would reaffirm that Tribal public health authorities are entitled to access public health data. “Native American T... Read more

  • Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Welcomes Proposal to Congress from State and Tribal Nations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and James Lankford (R-OK) and Representatives Frank Lucas (OK-03), Tom Cole (OK-04), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Kevin Hern (OK-O1) and Kendra Horn (OK-05) today released the following joint congressional delegation statement regarding the ongoing negotiation between Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Tribal Nations on a proposal to Congress following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in McGirt v. Oklahoma: “Following the McGirt decision, we appreciate the es... Read more

  • Congressional Delegation Reacts to Supreme Court Opinion on McGirt v. Oklahoma
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Today, after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on McGirt v. Oklahoma, Oklahoma’s congressional delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives issued the following joint statement. The case and resulting opinion relate to the authority and jurisdiction of the Five Tribes of Oklahoma – Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole Nations – to prosecute crimes on their tribal territories “Today, the Supreme Court provided a long-awaited ruling on McGirt v. Oklahoma on an ... Read more

  • Mullin: We can’t cause more harm than good when it comes to bureaucratic red tape
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), during a virtual Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) workshop yesterday, discussed the importance of ensuring government regulations don’t strangle businesses during COVID-19 and the work he is doing to ensure flexibility and extend the deadline for Tribes to spend their Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). Mullin speaks to workshop participants via Zoom. “My main goal here is to make sure we aren’t causing more harm than good when it comes to ... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds Long-Awaited Tribal Hearing, Asks for More Hearings on Issues Tribes Are Facing
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) applauded today’s Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on “Addressing the Urgent Needs of Our Tribal Communities” after asking the committee to hold a hearing dedicated to the issues Tribes are facing. During his opening statement, Mullin also addressed the need to further this process with additional hearings on the subcommittee level. Video of Mullin’s remarks can be found at this link. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you to the Chair... Read more

  • Mullin Calls for Tribal Hearing Amid COVID-19 Health Disparities in Indian Country
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) called on the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee to hold a hearing on the health disparities affecting Indian Country during today’s hearing on the racial and ethnic disparities in the pandemic. Despite a request from Republicans, Democrats on the Committee declined to include a Native American witness. “While I’m very happy we’re having these important discussions on health disparities, it’s very disappointing to me that we don’t have a Tribal witness h... Read more

  • Mullin Remains Committed to Addressing Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) cosponsored a resolution marking today, May 5th the National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, continuing his commitment to addressing the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. “The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities,” said Mullin. “Our priority must be to protect native women and children and all parties have to work together to end this epid... Read more

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