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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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I believe that our nation's current immigration policy is fundamentally flawed. Hardworking individuals from around the world who desire to achieve the American dream are forced to wait for years to come legally, while others ignore our laws and slip into our country undetected. Our current policies are encouraging illegal immigration, specifically on the Southern border. False promises of amnesty and the relaxed enforcement posture of the Administration are incentivizing criminal behavior and placing our national security at risk. Before any meaningful reform can be legislated by Congress and effectively enforced, the Southern border must be secured.

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January 31, 2017 In The News

One of Oklahoma’s congressional leaders is asking President Donald Trump to make exceptions to his executive order banning travel from seven countries. Representative Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma, told FOX 25 he is joining with other members of Congress who are combat veterans to make the request.

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 8, 2015 In The News

FBI stats show violent crimes down last two years

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.”

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 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House voted on H.R. 4038 – The American SAFE Act that would require that Syrian and Iraqi refugees being admitted into the United States to be unanimously cleared by the directors of DHS, FBI, and the NSA. Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) spoke about his vote on H.R. 4038:

 

November 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) spoke on the House floor to call on the President to lead the world’s fight against ISIS and for America to take a thoughtful, deliberative approach rather than a knee-jerk reaction of fear towards the Syrian refugees.

 

Excerpts as prepared:

 

What the President can do to fight ISIS: 

November 19, 2015 Video

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“Will and Ariel Durant, perhaps the most renown recorders of the history of mankind wrote shortly after their landmark 40-year multi-volume work was completed:

“Civilization is not inherited; it has to be learned and earned by each generation anew; if the transmission should be interrupted…civilization would die, and we should be savages again.”

July 7, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is proud to release the second edition in his Waste Watch series.   The July edition continues the pattern of highlighting ten instances where the federal government, despite what were perhaps good intentions, spent taxpayer funds in an unwise fashion. 

July 7, 2015 Page

As a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Russell is proud to release the Waste Watch, which documents 10 different situations where the federal government spent tax payer dollars—or allowed them to be spent—unwisely.  The purpose of this publication is to expose government waste and find opportunities to reduce unnecessary spending in the future.

Waste Watch No. 6: December 2016