The United States has the largest reserves of oil and natural gas of any country in the world. I believe we should utilize these resources to provide cost-effective energy and move toward North American energy security. Oil-rich nations often use energy scarcity as a bully tactic, and attempt to politically manipulate the countries they supply. By removing federal impediments on LNG exporting, hydraulic fracturing, and building the Keystone XL pipeline, North America would offer an alternative to countries relying on Middle Eastern and Russian energy. I will oppose unnecessary, burdensome regulations that drive up the cost of energy and impede foreign markets.
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Washington, DC – Last Friday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1623, a bill to repeal the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program (ATVM). The ATVM is a $25 billion loan program, created in 2007 with the Energy Independence and Security Act, to assist car manufacturers in producing more fuel-efficient passenger vehicles. Of the $25 billion appropriated, $16.6 billion is left in the fund, and the last completed loan was issued in March 2011.
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Steve Russell (R- Okla.) released the sixth installment of his ongoing Waste Watch series on Monday, showing 10 instances of government waste totaling around $139 billion in taxpayer money.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has released Waste Watch No. 5. Waste Watch is Congressman Russell’s ongoing investigation and periodic publication that highlights agencies, programs, and cost overruns that are a drain on the American taxpayer.
President Obama is opening up about his proposal to add a $10 per barrel oil tax when he presents his budget to congress next week.
"It's right to do it right now when gas prices are low," he said at the White House on Friday. "They'll be low for quite some time to come."
The plan, which would be phased in over a five-year period, would generate $20 billion a year.
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.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – The terrorist shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., prompted U.S. Rep. Steve Russell to deliver a strong pro-gun message 48 hours before President Barack Obama demanded tougher gun control laws.
During a Friday evening interview, Russell told Red Dirt Report, “Now is not the time to talk about disarming our citizens or the terrorists win.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, continued his tradition of examining questionable spending practices with the third edition of Waste Watch. Like the previous two publications, the October edition focuses on ten examples of government spending that may have been well-intentioned, but ended up wasting taxpayer funds.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) offered this statement on the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (270-156):