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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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March 20, 2017 Press Release

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.

March 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1582, the Duty First Act, to honor the First Infantry Division of the U.S. Army ahead of its centennial on May 24, 2017.

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March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement after hearing about the passing of renowned Oklahoma journalist and political commentator Mike McCarville:

February 24, 2017 Press Release

Del City, OK – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) has announced that he will hold a public town hall meeting in Shawnee on the evening of March 3rd. The Congressman will be available to the press immediately following the town hall meeting.

 

Friday, March 3rd

6pm

February 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been unjustly detained in Turkey since October and denied regular and appropriate access to legal counsel and A

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February 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) and 15 bipartisan Members of Congress, all military veterans, sent a letter to President Trump asking for special exemption considerations for certain classes of refugees.

 

Read a copy of the full letter here.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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January 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted in favor of H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed the House by a vote of 238-183. H.R. 7 would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, and has been routinely passed each year by both Republican and Democrat controlled Congresses since 1976.

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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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