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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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February 16, 2017
78 Senators and Representatives Urge President Erdogan to Return Andrew Brunson

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

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

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 31, 2017

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

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

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.

January 17, 2017

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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January 16, 2017

Del City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) offered the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -

 

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