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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...

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. 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, co...

Mullin Applauds Passage of Bills to Address Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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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 comm...

Mullin Bills Pass Energy and Commerce Committee

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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 ent...

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