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  • 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

  • Mullin Testifies on Importance of Tax Credits to Indian Country
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) testified in front of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measurers today during their hearing entitled “Examining the Impact of the Tax Code on Native American Tribes.” Mullin highlighted the importance of the Indian Employment Tax Credit and Adoption Tax Credit. Mullin delivers testimony at the Ways and Means hearing. Click here for full video of his testimony. Mullin testified alongside two of the other Native American Members of Congress, Co... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds National Strategy to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) applauded the Department of Justice’s new national strategy to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous persons. “The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous persons is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities,” said Mullin. “All parties have to work together to fight back against this epidemic of violence and this national strategy is a step in the right direction. I applaud Attorney General Barr and the Department of Justice ... Read more

  • Celebrating Our Heritage
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    November is National Native American Heritage Month. This month gives all Americans the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the first people who called this land home. I am a member of Cherokee Nation and one of only four Native Americans in Congress. Being Cherokee is an important part of my heritage. Like many Native Americans, my wife and I are raising our children on the same plot of land where my ancestors have been for generations. Native Americans have a unique opportunity to educate t... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds Passage of Higher Education Funding Bill That Benefits Indian Country
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed H.R.2486, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act (FUTURE Act). The FUTURE Act reauthorizes funding programs for minority-serving higher education institutions, including many in Indian Country, through fiscal year 2021. “It is important to invest in higher education institutions that serve Indian Country,” said Mullin. “The College of Muscogee Nation in Ok... Read more

  • Mullin Introduces Bill to Fight Violence Against Native Women and Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) recently joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce H.R. 4289, the BADGES for Native Communities Act, which fights violence against native women and addresses the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis. The legislation addresses barriers that stand in the way of improving the efficiency of law enforcement agency data sharing and officer recruitment and retention, both of which are imperative to address this crisis. It will also ensure tribes ca... Read more

  • Prevention Is the Key to Staying Healthy
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on August 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Mullin speaks on the importance of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. Click here to watch the video. Native Country as a whole is affected by a higher rate of diabetes than any other population. The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) was established by Congress in 1997 in order to specifically address the diabetes epidemic in Native Americans. According to the Indian Health Service, more than 780,000 patients are served each year under the program. In 2017, SDPI funding in Oklah... Read more

  • Mullin Joins Bipartisan Group to Introduce Bills to Reauthorize and Increase Funding for Special Diabetes Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) on Friday joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce two bills aimed at reauthorizing and increasing funding for two special diabetes research programs, the Special Statutory Funding Program for Type 1 Diabetes Research (SDP) and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDP-I). Both programs are set to expire on September 30th if action is not taken. The legislation would reauthorize both programs for five years and increase each program’s funding fr... Read more

  • Democrats Block Amendment to Provide Advanced Appropriations for Indian Health Services
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    On Monday, Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Tom Cole (R-OK) offered an amendment to the Democrats’ budget bill, the Investing for the People Act, which would provide for the advanced appropriations of the Indian Health Services (IHS). The motion failed to pass in the Rules Committee on a party line vote. “Indian Country has waited too long for quality and consistent health care,” said Congressman Mullin. “Yesterday, I offered an amendment which would have given stability to IHS and ensure... Read more

  • Mullin, Cole Condemn Hateful Vandalism
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) reacted after images surfaced of hateful and racist vandalism in two Oklahoma City locations. Today, both the Chickasaw Nation’s Oklahoma City Area Office and the Oklahoma Democratic Party headquarters were vandalized. “There is no place in this country for hate,” said Mullin. “I am saddened to see such hate take place in the great state of Oklahoma. These actions at both the Oklahoma Democratic Party headquarters and the Chic... Read more

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