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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma



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September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) today introduced the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017, a bill to enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from certain federal firearms licensees (FFLs), and to criminalize the theft of a firearm from a gun range or shooting club.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Cost cutting legislation introduced by Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) in March of this year moved forward with the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, saving the taxpayer more than 1.9 billion.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on his vote against raising the debt ceiling and funding the government through a continuing resolution. The bill passed the House by a vote of 316 to 90:

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Consistent with his earlier comments on immigration policy, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) stated today that it is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to address the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue.

September 1, 2017 Press Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Yesterday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) addressed students at three local schools.

August 22, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy:


August 2, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) launched his official Snapchat account. With more than 166 million users, and 45% of Americans ages 18 to 34 on Snapchat, this platform provides a modern way to engage with elected officials.

July 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – On July 28, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 3621, the REAPPLY Act of 2017, which would require all recipients of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program to formally re-apply every year.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved 13 bills, including two cost cutting bills introduced by Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) this Congress, the

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.


In The News

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.

December 22, 2016 In The News

( – 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.

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.