Reps. Payne, Jr. and Mullin Reintroduce Men’s Health Caucus

Jan 26, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON— Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) have continued their bipartisan effort to positively impact the health and well-being of men by reintroducing the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus for the 115th Congress.

“I am pleased to once again join Congressman Mullin in leading the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus,” said Congressman Payne, Jr.  “After witnessing my father lose his battle to colorectal cancer, it became my mission to raise awareness about the importance of preventive care and to reduce health disparities across diseases, from cancer to diabetes.  As co-chair of the Caucus, I look forward to continuing this important work and to helping men be proactive about their health.”

“I’m excited to continue as a co-chair of the Men’s Health Caucus this Congress,” Congressman Mullin said.  “The importance of a healthy lifestyle is so often overlooked.  I hope that our Caucus will encourage men to lead more active lives on a regular basis.  As co-chair of the bipartisan Caucus and a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, I am dedicated to improving the health of Oklahomans and men across our country.” 

Established in 2007, the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus strives to set a healthier standard of living for all men and boys.  The Caucus promotes awareness of health issues specific to males, advocates for health prevention such as cancer screenings, and promotes legislation that will improve the health of men.          

The Congressional Men’s Health Caucus is active in their work on Capitol Hill, hosting informational briefings, facilitating free cancer screenings for men, and holding workout sessions for the community.  

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) has served as co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus since 2015.  He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus’s Healthcare Task Force.

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) has served as co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus since 2015.  He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health.