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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma



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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:


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.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

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 Press Release

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 Press Release

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 Press Release

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.


In The News

October 5, 2017 In The News

A GOP lawmaker who founded a rifle manufacturing company in 2010 demonstrates how a so-called “bump stock” device works in an interview with The Hill TV.Using one finger as a trigger and another to pull the “trigger,” Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell (R), a combat veteran and retired Army lieutenant colonel, walked through how a bump stock, or a “novelty” product for some gun owners, operates.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell (R) weighs in on the gun control debate and whether Australia’s confiscation of guns can be implemented in the U.S.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss the renewed calls for gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Oklahoma congressman on 'Fox News Tonight' calls for 'comprehensive solution' for protecting the public.

October 3, 2017 In The News

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said Republicans have not scheduled a plan to vote on a bill known as the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act, which would make purchasing gun silencers easier.

Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., who founded firearms maker Two Rivers Arms, believes the massacre in Las Vegas shouldn’t be a part of the debate to pass the bill.

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.