News Release

Office of U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2)

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced a resolution today to recognize this week as National Men’s Health Week.

“With the demands of daily life, staying active and being healthy can get moved to the backburner pretty quickly,” said Mullin. “Living a healthy lifestyle should be on the forefront of our minds. As co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, I am proud to join Congressman Payne, Jr. to introduce this resolution recognizing the week of June 14 as National Men’s Health Week. I hope this week will motivate men to take an active role in their well-being, as well as bring awareness to health issues affecting men every day.”

“Too many men are suffering and dying needlessly because they don’t take their health and wellness seriously,” said Payne, Jr. “It is common for men to put off regular physicals and health screenings because they feel healthy. That is why the lifespan for men is five years less than women. Also, men die from heart disease, cancer and other leading causes of death at far greater rates than women. I am proud to introduce this resolution with Rep. Mullin this year and every year because we have to get more men screened for health issues and save lives.”

Full text of the resolution can be found here.