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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma



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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.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel:

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, two of the seven cost cutting bills introduced by Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) this Congress, the Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017 and the

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey:

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted for the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill passed the House by a margin of 217 to 213.



In The News

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.

December 22, 2016 In The News

( – 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.

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