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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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July 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) gave a speech on the House Floor in opposition to the proposed privatization of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system due to the detrimental effects that privatization would have on our national airspace system.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – On June 28, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act with a bipartisan vote of 60 to 1, authorizing $696.5 billion in defense spending. Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) was glad to support this year’s NDAA.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced two more cost cutting bills, H.R. 3022 and H.R. 3023.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 3062, a bill which would ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Registry Office in Oklahoma City remains open in the event of a government shutdown.

June 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Steve Russell (R-OK) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) issued a joint statement in response to the June 14 shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA.

June 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the shooting that occurred in Alexandria, VA this morning:

“We pray for our colleague Steve Scalise, his security detail, and staff. We also pray for law enforcement to rapidly run the traps of the incident. Pray for national unity.”

June 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCToday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) released the latest edition of his Waste Watch series. Waste Watch No.

June 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Republican Steering Committee recommended that Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-4) be named chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to succeed Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-3).

June 7, 2017 Press Release

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected Oklahoma City to receive $500,000 to help continue its work cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced two more cost cutting bills: the Stop Taxpayer-Funded Alcohol Marketing Act and the

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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.

January 17, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — "Obamacare" has failed Americans all across the nation. But Oklahoma in particular is a case study for its failure and the negative impact on insured individuals.

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December 22, 2016 In The News

(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.

April 12, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell visited The Oklahoman's studio to discuss his recent town hall meetings and his morning making coffee at Starbucks.

March 29, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., has introduced a bill in the House that would prohibit the use of tax-exempt bonds to build or subsidize professional sports stadiums and for-profit entertainment arenas.

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 3, 2016 In The News

A civil war half a world away brought an Oklahoma politician face-to-face with human tragedy.

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February 15, 2016 In The News

President Obama’s proposed 2017 budget has prompted Congress to act to defend our nation’s military readiness. The commander-in-chief is poised to slash the military by $3 billion, according to the text. 

February 9, 2016 In The News

A single serving of pasta cooked with North Carolina tap water in the home of a sick baby contained more lead than a dime-sized paint chip. An increase in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages was tied to undisclosed lead in the Washington, D.C.’s drinking water.

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