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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma



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April 19, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) released the following statement on the 22nd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing:

April 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, Congressmen Steve Russell (R-OK) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) issued a joint statement in response to President Donald Trump's military airstrike against Syria.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1767, a bill to discontinue the administrative cost allowances associated with Pell Grants. The Pell Grant was created by the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to help students in need of financial aid attend institutions of higher education (IHEs).

March 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1768, the End NHA Earmarking Act, which would prevent approximately $20 million annually in government waste.  H.R. 1768 will block any new federal funds from being appropriated for the National Heritage Areas Program (NHAP).

March 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced a bill to terminate the Essential Air Service (EAS) program in order to save $150 million annually. Initially intended to be a 10-year transitional program in 1978, EAS now provides millions of dollars in federal subsidies to airlines that fly to remote communities.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on fallen Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney:

March 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last Friday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1623, a bill to repeal the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program (ATVM). The ATVM is a $25 billion loan program, created in 2007 with the Energy Independence and Security Act, to assist car manufacturers in producing more fuel-efficient passenger vehicles.

March 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) introduced H.R. 1582, the Duty First Act, to honor the First Infantry Division of the U.S. Army ahead of its centennial on May 24, 2017.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement after hearing about the passing of renowned Oklahoma journalist and political commentator Mike McCarville:

February 24, 2017 Press Release

Del City, OK – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) has announced that he will hold a public town hall meeting in Shawnee on the evening of March 3rd. The Congressman will be available to the press immediately following the town hall meeting.


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In The News

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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January 8, 2016 In The News

Steve Russell takes on executive orders and talks about reconciliation.

January 8, 2016 In The News

While President Obama and other gun control activists repeatedly take aim at the so-called gun show loophole as a dangerous gap in the effort to prevent criminals from obtaining deadly weapons, a decorated war veteran now serving in Congress says that narrative is almost entirely baseless.

January 7, 2016 In The News

The Obama administration tells Al-Monitor that it "strongly opposes" an Iran sanctions bill that is scheduled for an initial vote this week, setting the scene for the first of what promises to be a long list of showdowns over Iran policy in 2016.

January 6, 2016 In The News

Jan. 06, 2016 - 4:46 - Rep. Steve Russell, (R-Okla.), on President Obama’s gun control executive action.

January 5, 2016 In The News

Are air strikes & advisers enough to stop the Islamic State, or will it take another massive deployment of U.S. boots on the ground? Larry takes a look with Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) from the House Armed Services Committee.