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Mullin Recognizes National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Vice Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, cosponsored a resolution marking today, May 5th the National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, continuing his commitment to addressing this crisis. “The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities,” Mu...

Mullin Joins Podcast to Discuss State and Federal Collaboration to End the MMIW Crisis

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) joined Western Caucus Chairman Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Chief Marshal of the Quapaw Nation Charles Addington, Former Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and Washington State Rep. Gina Mosbrucker on the Western Caucus podcast, “A Voice for Rural America,” to discuss the actions being pursued by federal, state, local, and Tribal governments to a...

Mullin Highlights Need for Native Physicians in our Health Care Workforce and Vaccine Hypocrisy During Health Hearing

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) highlighted the need to increase the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native professionals in America’s health care workforce during a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing yesterday. It is estimated that America’s workforce will decline by over 20 percent due to President Biden’s vaccine mandates, which will further minimize this represent...

House Passes Mullin Bill to Break Down Health Data Barriers for Tribes

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3841, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act. 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 cit...

Mullin, O’Halleran Introduce Bill to Break Down Health Data Barriers for Tribes

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Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-1) today introduced the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act. 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 as states, counties, and cities. But for years, many T...

Mullin Recognizes National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons

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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement in recognition and observance of May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for 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 ensure the safety and wellbeing of native women and childre...

Mullin Bill Increasing Resources for Urban Indian Health Organizations Heads to President Trump’s Desk

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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 d...

Mullin Applauds Productive First Year of Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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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 ind...

Mullin Tribal Power Act Passes House

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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...

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...

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