Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1767, a bill to discontinue the administrative cost allowances associated with Pell Grants. The Pell Grant was created by the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to help students in need of financial aid attend institutions of higher education (IHEs).
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1768, the End NHA Earmarking Act, which would prevent approximately $20 million annually in government waste. H.R. 1768 will block any new federal funds from being appropriated for the National Heritage Areas Program (NHAP).
Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced a bill to terminate the Essential Air Service (EAS) program in order to save $150 million annually. Initially intended to be a 10-year transitional program in 1978, EAS now provides millions of dollars in federal subsidies to airlines that fly to remote communities.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on fallen Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney:
Washington, DC – Last Friday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1623, a bill to repeal the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program (ATVM). The ATVM is a $25 billion loan program, created in 2007 with the Energy Independence and Security Act, to assist car manufacturers in producing more fuel-efficient passenger vehicles.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1582, the Duty First Act, to honor the First Infantry Division of the U.S. Army ahead of its centennial on May 24, 2017.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement after hearing about the passing of renowned Oklahoma journalist and political commentator Mike McCarville:
Del City, OK – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) has announced that he will hold a public town hall meeting in Shawnee on the evening of March 3rd. The Congressman will be available to the press immediately following the town hall meeting.
Friday, March 3rd
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