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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Press Releases

August 3, 2017

The congressman from the 5th District discusses immigration, re-election and his opposition to privatizing air traffic control.

August 2, 2017

Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) launched his official Snapchat account. With more than 166 million users, and 45% of Americans ages 18 to 34 on Snapchat, this platform provides a modern way to engage with elected officials.

July 31, 2017

Washington, DC – On July 28, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 3621, the REAPPLY Act of 2017, which would require all recipients of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program to formally re-apply every year.

July 26, 2017

Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved 13 bills, including two cost cutting bills introduced by Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) this Congress, the

July 14, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) gave a speech on the House Floor in opposition to the proposed privatization of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system due to the detrimental effects that privatization would have on our national airspace system.

June 30, 2017

Washington, DC – On June 28, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act with a bipartisan vote of 60 to 1, authorizing $696.5 billion in defense spending. Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) was glad to support this year’s NDAA.

June 29, 2017

Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced two more cost cutting bills, H.R. 3022 and H.R. 3023.

June 27, 2017

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 3062, a bill which would ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Registry Office in Oklahoma City remains open in the event of a government shutdown.

June 15, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Steve Russell (R-OK) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) issued a joint statement in response to the June 14 shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA.

June 14, 2017

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the shooting that occurred in Alexandria, VA this morning:

“We pray for our colleague Steve Scalise, his security detail, and staff. We also pray for law enforcement to rapidly run the traps of the incident. Pray for national unity.”