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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma



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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.

June 14, 2017 Press Release

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.”

June 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCToday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) released the latest edition of his Waste Watch series. Waste Watch No.

June 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Republican Steering Committee recommended that Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-4) be named chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to succeed Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-3).

June 7, 2017 Press Release

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected Oklahoma City to receive $500,000 to help continue its work cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced two more cost cutting bills: the Stop Taxpayer-Funded Alcohol Marketing Act and the

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Following an announcement from Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) on May 18 that he will resign his House seat at the end of June, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) will be seeking to succeed him as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.


In The News

March 8, 2016 In The News

Beginning at 39:00 in to the podcast, Congressman Russel joins Scott Mitchell to talk about harkening back to a time of political civility, ways to see education reform, and innovation in Oklahoma.

March 3, 2016 In The News

A civil war half a world away brought an Oklahoma politician face-to-face with human tragedy.

February 15, 2016 In The News

President Obama’s proposed 2017 budget has prompted Congress to act to defend our nation’s military readiness. The commander-in-chief is poised to slash the military by $3 billion, according to the text. 

February 9, 2016 In The News

A single serving of pasta cooked with North Carolina tap water in the home of a sick baby contained more lead than a dime-sized paint chip. An increase in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages was tied to undisclosed lead in the Washington, D.C.’s drinking water.

February 8, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — After the US House of Representatives approved a Republican-led bill to give Congress more oversight over implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, and after President Barack Obama vowed to veto the legislation should it pass the Senate and reach his desk, the bill’s author maintains the substance of his measure is already in line with promises the president made when selling the de

January 27, 2016 In The News

Congressman Steve Russell says the United States should be open to accepting refugees seeking resettlement from Syria. Representative Russell spoke to Fox 25 following his return from refugee camps in Europe and the Middle East.

January 12, 2016 In The News

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday night, Talk Media News spoke with members of the House Republican party to get a sense of what they see as the important issues facing the country in the year to come.

January 8, 2016 In The News

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