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  • Mullin Bill Increasing Resources for Urban Indian Health Organizations Heads to President Trump’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Today, legislation sponsored by Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Tina Smith (D-MN) increasing resources for Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) heads to President Trump’s desk after passing both the House and Senate. H.R. 6535 will expand Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage to UIHOs, redirecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in liability costs to patient care. The Indian Health System, commonly referred to as the ITU... Read more

  • Mullin Applauds Productive First Year of Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation Lady Justice, released a report on the first year’s accomplishments and outlined a strategy for the next year. “President Trump is the first president to formally recognize the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and take action to combat it,” Mullin said. “The first year of Operation Lady Justice ... Read more

  • Mullin Tribal Power Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Native American Affairs

    Today, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) unanimously passed the full House of Representatives. H.R. 5541, the Tribal Power Act, will ensure tribal governments can access the federal resources and assistance they need to advance their energy development initiatives. Full video of Mullin’s remarks can be found here. Below are Mullin’s remarks on the Tribal Power Act: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I rise in support of H.R. 5541, the ... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

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