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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Rep. Russell Among Most Effective Lawmakers, According to Study

September 26, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) was today recognized as one of the most effective lawmakers in Congress. According to a study by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint initiative between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, Russell was ranked as the 43rd most effective Republican lawmaker in the House. This ranking puts him in the top 15 percent of his colleagues in terms of effectiveness.

In the study, effectiveness is defined as the number of bills that are introduced, the number of bills that receive action in committee, the number of bills that pass out of committee, the number of bills that pass the House and or Senate, and the number of bills that become law.

Since coming to Congress, eliminating wasteful government spending has been a core objective for Russell. His legislation has saved $4 billion thus far. Russell has introduced 11 cost cutting bills this Congress, which if enacted would save the taxpayer $28.5 billion. He has published seven editions of his Waste Watch report highlighting a total of more than $300 billion in wasteful government spending.