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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma

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September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) today introduced the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017, a bill to enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from certain federal firearms licensees (FFLs), and to criminalize the theft of a firearm from a gun range or shooting club.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Cost cutting legislation introduced by Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) in March of this year moved forward with the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, saving the taxpayer more than 1.9 billion.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on his vote against raising the debt ceiling and funding the government through a continuing resolution. The bill passed the House by a vote of 316 to 90:

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Consistent with his earlier comments on immigration policy, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) stated today that it is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to address the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue.

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September 1, 2017 Press Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Yesterday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) addressed students at three local schools.

August 22, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy:

 

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August 2, 2017 Press Release

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 Press Release

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 Press Release

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 Press Release

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.

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September 13, 2017 In The News

Congressman Steve Russell joined FOX 25 to answer YOUR questions as we Connect to Congress.

Oklahoma's House District 5 Representative said that everyone is a prisoner of their own experience when asked about bridging the policy divide in Washington D.C.

September 13, 2017 In The News

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Ben Sliney began his first day on the job as the new operations manager at the Federal Aviation Administration’s command center in Herndon, Virginia. Within hours, Mr. Sliney made an extraordinary and gutsy call to ground 4,200 aircraft in flight across the United States — effectively shutting down U.S. airspace. The 9/11 Commission Report cites Mr.

August 8, 2017 In The News

Congressman Steve Russell stopped by the FOX 25 studios Tuesday to discuss North Korea, Trump's recent changes to military policy and his latest Waste Watch report.

August 3, 2017 In The News

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

January 31, 2017 In The News

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 17, 2017 In The News

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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December 22, 2016 In The News

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Steve Russell (R- Okla.) released the sixth installment of his ongoing Waste Watch series on Monday, showing 10 instances of government waste totaling around $139 billion in taxpayer money.

April 12, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell visited The Oklahoman's studio to discuss his recent town hall meetings and his morning making coffee at Starbucks.

March 29, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., has introduced a bill in the House that would prohibit the use of tax-exempt bonds to build or subsidize professional sports stadiums and for-profit entertainment arenas.

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