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  • FOX NEWS: When political correctness runs amok – erasing our history doesn't change it
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    http://fxn.ws/2whkzQV The conversation happening in our nation in light of recent events is more about political correctness than the issue at hand. Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and terrorists are bad people. The ideals of these groups are in opposition to everything our nation stands for and everything that holds true to our founding principles. Their hatred of people dissimilar to them is un-American and it should not be tolerated under any circumstances. Days ago, my colleague in the Senate... Read more

  • Noem Leads Colleagues in Introducing IHS Reform Bill
    Posted in In the News on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) – along with Reps. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), and Tom Cole (R-OK) – today introduced the Restoring Accountability in the IHS Act. For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities. The IHS was left to make improvements on its own, but despite funding increases almost every year, the agency produced increasingly poor care. The Restori... Read more

  • Cole, Lucas, Mullin and Russell Introduce the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017
    Posted in In the News on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native American Affairs

    http://bit.ly/2q8z7Qy Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after introducing the Stigler Act Amendment of 2017, along with Congressmen Lucas, Mullin and Russell. This legislation amends the Stigler Act of 1947, which restricts Native American allotted land to only persons of ½ degree of Native American blood heritage. The Dawes Act of 1887 authorized the federal government to survey tribal lands and divide them into allotted parcels for individual Native Americans. Title... Read more

  • Walden & Pallone Announce Bipartisan Task Force to Examine Indian Health Service
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    http://bit.ly/2rivXcr House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced the creation of the Indian Health Service (IHS) Task Force. Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) will co-chair the bipartisan task force, which is composed of 14 members both on and off the committee. The working group will review the health care delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), inform policy makers on th... Read more

  • Celebrating National Public Health Week
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Issues, Native American Affairs

    This week is National Public Health Week. It’s a fitting time to reflect on the progress our country has made to help people lead healthier lives. It’s also a great time to recognize the work that has yet to be done to continue to improve public health programs in our country. When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, forty-six million rural Americans are at a higher risk of death and shorter life expectancies. Higher rates of smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure, less physical acti... Read more

  • A Cabinet Good for Oklahoma
    Posted in Mullin' It Over Column on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Native American Affairs

    Each new presidential administration comes with a set of new cabinet members. The president’s cabinet is one of the driving forces of his administration because the people he chooses will advise him on topics within their respective jurisdictions. Some of the cabinet positions being filled include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Energy, and the Ambassador to the United Nations. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution says that after a new ... Read more

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