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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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As a Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am deeply involved in the reform and de-federalization of America’s education system. I believe that each student is unique; therefore education should come from the state governments and communities closest to them.  Ultimately, it is the parents – not federal agencies – that know what their children need to learn and develop academically.  It is time to replace the current No Child Left Behind Act with legislation that reduces federal involvement, minimizes testing, and consolidates funding.

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January 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-05) has announced it will be accepting nominations for the annual Oklahoma 5th District Teacher Recognition Award for elementary, middle and high School teachers in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District.

This event offers the educators of the 5th Congressional District an opportunity to be nominated based on their high quality performance as educators. All nominations will be accepted from February 1st through April 7th.

January 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) has announced it is now accepting entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District. This year’s theme is America the Beautiful.

 

December 15, 2016 Press Release

Del City, O.K. – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) has announced the 2016 U.S. Service Academy candidates nominated from Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District for the 2017-2018 academic year. The candidates are:

 

Edmond North High School

Blake Herring – U.S. Military Academy (West Point), Air Force Academy

Austin Martin – West Point

Cierra Anderson – West Point, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy

Jake Reynolds – Naval Academy

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Del City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement in response to the directive from the Department of Education of the Obama Administration to 16,500 public school districts across the country that they must allow trans-gender students access to gender-based facilities, like bathrooms or locker rooms, of their choosing or the schools could face losing federal funding.

March 8, 2016 In The News

Beginning at 39:00 in to the podcast, Congressman Russel joins Scott Mitchell to talk about harkening back to a time of political civility, ways to see education reform, and innovation in Oklahoma.

March 1, 2016 Press Release

Students Invited to Enter 2016 OK-5 Congressional Art Competition

 

Washington, DC – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-05) has announced it is now accepting entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District.

 

December 21, 2015 Press Release

Del City, O.K. - Each year, members of Congress are given the opportunity to nominate a certain number of students from their district to the Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Naval Academies. The students nominated become eligible for an appointment, and if selected will begin classes next fall.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2016 Omnibus, by a bipartisan vote of 316-113, to fully fund the federal government through the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2016. 

 

December 6, 2015 In The News

OKLAHOMA — Republican Congressman Steve Russell takes a break from meet and greets to join the Flashpoint panel.

Russell talks about keeping our rights during mass shootings likes San Bernardino. He also mentions that politicians are just as concerned about gun laws as the everyday citizen, so they discuss background checks and other variables in purchasing firearms.

November 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives debated and voted on H.R. 511 – the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act. HR 511 amends the National Labor Relations Act to provide that any enterprise or institution owned and operated by an Indian tribe and located on its lands does not fall under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  This legislation is intended to preserve tribal sovereignty and provide statutory clarity with respect to NLRB jurisdiction over tribal enterprises.