Commentary

Thu
18
Oct

Our Work to End the Opioid Crisis is Not Done

By Markwayne Mullin

When any patient goes to the doctor, they can— and should—expect to receive the gold standard of treatment.

However, one 40-year-old law in desperate need of modernization is preventing doctors from providing the highest level of care to every patient that walks through their door. A bill I sponsored, H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, would ensure that doctors have access to all of a patient’s relevant medical information before treating them.

Current law, often referred to as Part 2, acts as a firewall between doctors and patients, obstructing doctors from seeing a patient’s full medical record. For instance, when a patient visits the doctor for a broken arm, the doctor does not have access to the patient’s substance use disorder record.

 

Thu
18
Oct

Ensuring Lasting Benefits from Tax Reform

By Tom Cole

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president, the country has undoubtedly been better off as a result.

Wages are steadily on the rise, unemployment has reached its lowest level in nearly 50 years, jobs are being created, and the economy is booming.

Since this historic tax relief and reform effort was enacted earlier this year, the benefits have not slowed or diminished.

Certainly, the lasting impact continues to be felt by individuals, families, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and indeed, by all Americans.

 

 

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Thu
11
Oct

Your Social Security Concerns, Answered

By Markwayne Mullin

 

In this week’s “Mullin It Over,” I’d like to take the time to answer a few of the questions that I’ve heard from my constituents recently about Social Security solvency. Protecting Social Security is a priority for all of us, and it’s important that your questions are answered. Posted on Facebook on Oct. 2, 2018:

Thu
11
Oct

Community Newspapers; More Important Than Ever

By Amy Johns

 

As we celebrate National Newspaper Week it’s interesting to think about what would happen in our community if we didn’t have a hometown newspaper. Most importantly there would be no one committed to the truth. No one would be attending council or commissioner’s meetings. City leaders would be accountable to no one. There would be no oversight of legal documents, no accountability of local government spending. It would be somewhat of a free- for-all.

There is no one entity or organization committed to telling the stories about what is happening in Marshall County except for The Madill Record. This newspaper is the keeper of our history. The weekly pages are full of news and information you can use. Local businesses choose to invite customers into their stores by advertising in the local newspaper. We enjoy over 6,000 readers each week; why wouldn’t you want your business to partner with us?

 

 

Thu
04
Oct

Responsibly Funding American Priorities

By Tom Cole
U.S. Congressman, 4th District

Last week, Congress responsibly fulfilled its most fundamental duty to the American people by funding some of the nation’s most critical and pressing needs. The legislation signed into law by the president not only provides funding to strengthen and support our national defense, but it ensures vital programs and initiatives that serve all Americans can continue to do so effectively. While this recent action by Congress and the president is unquestionably good news for the country, I am proud that it also marks an historic and much-needed return to governing by regular order.

Thu
04
Oct

Tax Cuts Made Permanent

By Markwayne Mullin
U.S. Congressman, 2nd District

When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law last December, good things started happening.

New IRS withholding tables went into place. Businesses saw opportunities to invest in their companies and employees.

 

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Thu
27
Sep

A Stronger National Defense

By Markwayne Mullin

Long before President Trump was even sworn into office, he made a commitment to provide the men and women of our armed forces with the tools and resources they need to do their job and do it well.

Unlike President Obama and his administration, this president and this Congress are following through on a promise made to servicemen and women across the country. President Trump is restoring meaning to the memorable phrase of former President Ronald Reagan: “Peace through strength.”Last week, the House of Representatives passed the first package of appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins in October 2018.

 

 

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Thu
27
Sep

Surgery, Thorns, and Roses

By Glenn Mollette

My doctor sent me for a CT scan after I went in to have a couple of lumps in my throat checked out.

The lumps were never verified as being anything more than my spit glands.

They just felt odd so I wanted them checked out.

The scan revealed I had some nodules in my thyroid. My family doctor sent me to a local endocrinologist who eventually did a fine needle biopsy. The biopsy revealed I had a suspicious nodule. Suspicious means, suspicious of cancer.

 

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Thu
20
Sep

Here’s Why I Believe in America

By Lee Hamilton

It’s so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to pull the covers over their heads and ignore the news.

There’s dysfunction at the highest levels of government. Recent reports — the new book by Bob Woodward and a New York Times op-ed — reveal that top administration officials are so worried about the President’s impulses that they’ve formed a sort of “resistance” movement to thwart them. Many Americans express their disappointment in so many other Americans for supporting politicians who do not seem to know how to make our representative government work.

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Thu
20
Sep

Securing Our Nation

By Markwayne Mullin

This week as we remember the unthinkable attacks of terrorism 17 years ago, national security is on all of our minds.

Often, national security is thought of as the need to protect Americans from evil, but in reality there are many aspects to providing for the common defense. President Trump has taken a holistic approach to national security in order to keep Americans safe and free.

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