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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


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October 27, 2015 In The News

Trump says the world would be be better off with Saddam hussein in power.  GOP Congressman and retired Lt. Colonel Steve Russell says the "one silver lining" from the Iraq war is Hussein no longer rules Iraq.

October 26, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Russell came to Washington this year after 21 years in the Army, one term in the Oklahoma state Senate, creating a small business and years on the lecture circuit talking about U.S. history and his book about the capture of Saddam Hussein.

October 2, 2015 In The News

Rep. STEVE RUSSELL (OK-5), Member House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, and former Army Ranger:

  • Upcoming election for Republican House Leadership
  • Russia’s growing involvement in Iraq
  • Concerns surrounding Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq
July 14, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Russell, after touring the military prison at Guantanamo Bay over the weekend, praised the operation of the facility and acknowledged the complexity of dealing with the remaining detainees.

“There’s a lot of legal problems back and forth, but the president has to get involved with how these things are adjudicated,’’ said Russell, R-Oklahoma City.

July 13, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell has inserted language into the National Defense Authorization Act that would award the Purple Heart to six service members who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.

The two soldiers, two airmen and two Marines were working as recruiters in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

July 13, 2015 In The News
The Army's plan to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years, in addition to 80,000 already cut, will leave the United States unable to meet international commitments or even adequately defend the country, Oklahoma Rep.
July 8, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Freshman Rep. Steve Russell put a program of the U.S. Army, his former employer, at the top of his new list of wasteful federal spending.

In the Waste Watch report released Tuesday, Russell cites much-criticized Army purchases of Russian helicopters for the governments of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.