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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


In The News

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.

June 25, 2015 In The News

Congressman Russell answered your questions about trade, fracking, race relations, and highway funding. Watch the conversation here.

June 19, 2015 In The News

Did you know Congressman Russell plays the banjo? Or that his day depends on coffee and Scripture? Read ten things you didn't know about Congressman Russell, as reported by House GOP Conference.

June 12, 2015 In The News

Congressman Russell answers the question, posed by The Washington Times "Can the Republicans ban any immigration or global warming deal attempted by Obama?"

Listen to his answer here.

June 11, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell has spent most of his adult life in the military. He’s proud of his service and clearly cares about the men and women who defend the United States. So his views regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs deserve attention.