Following an announcement from Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) on May 18 that he will resign his House seat at the end of June, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) will be seeking to succeed him as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel:
Washington, DC – Today, two of the seven cost cutting bills introduced by Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) this Congress, the Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 and the
Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill passed the House by a margin of 217 to 213.
Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) released the following statement on the 22nd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing:
Washington, DC – Last night, Congressmen Steve Russell (R-OK) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) issued a joint statement in response to President Donald Trump's military airstrike against Syria.
Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1767, a bill to discontinue the administrative cost allowances associated with Pell Grants. The Pell Grant was created by the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to help students in need of financial aid attend institutions of higher education (IHEs).
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1768, the End NHA Earmarking Act, which would prevent approximately $20 million annually in government waste. H.R. 1768 will block any new federal funds from being appropriated for the National Heritage Areas Program (NHAP).
Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced a bill to terminate the Essential Air Service (EAS) program in order to save $150 million annually. Initially intended to be a 10-year transitional program in 1978, EAS now provides millions of dollars in federal subsidies to airlines that fly to remote communities.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — 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.
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.
(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.
U.S. Rep. Steve Russell visited The Oklahoman's studio to discuss his recent town hall meetings and his morning making coffee at Starbucks.
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.
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.
A civil war half a world away brought an Oklahoma politician face-to-face with human tragedy.
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.
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.