WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Russell came to Washington this year after 21 years in the Army, one term in the Oklahoma state Senate, creating a small business and years on the lecture circuit talking about U.S. history and his book about the capture of Saddam Hussein.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Friday, March 3rd
Washington, DC – Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been unjustly detained in Turkey since October and denied regular and appropriate access to legal counsel and A
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) and 15 bipartisan Members of Congress, all military veterans, sent a letter to President Trump asking for special exemption considerations for certain classes of refugees.
Read a copy of the full letter here.
Washington, DC – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-05) has announced it will be accepting nominations for the annual Oklahoma 5th District Teacher Recognition Award for elementary, middle and high School teachers in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District.
Washington, DC – The office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) has announced it is now accepting entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District. This year’s theme is America the Beautiful.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted in favor of H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed the House by a vote of 238-183. H.R. 7 would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, and has been routinely passed each year by both Republican and Democrat controlled Congresses since 1976.
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Trump says the world would be be better off with Saddam hussein in power. GOP Congressman and retired Lt. Colonel Steve Russell says the "one silver lining" from the Iraq war is Hussein no longer rules Iraq.
Rep. STEVE RUSSELL (OK-5), Member House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, and former Army Ranger:
- Upcoming election for Republican House Leadership
- Russia’s growing involvement in Iraq
- Concerns surrounding Iran’s presence in Syria and Iraq
WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Russell, after touring the military prison at Guantanamo Bay over the weekend, praised the operation of the facility and acknowledged the complexity of dealing with the remaining detainees.
“There’s a lot of legal problems back and forth, but the president has to get involved with how these things are adjudicated,’’ said Russell, R-Oklahoma City.
U.S. Rep. Steve Russell has inserted language into the National Defense Authorization Act that would award the Purple Heart to six service members who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.
The two soldiers, two airmen and two Marines were working as recruiters in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.
WASHINGTON — Freshman Rep. Steve Russell put a program of the U.S. Army, his former employer, at the top of his new list of wasteful federal spending.
In the Waste Watch report released Tuesday, Russell cites much-criticized Army purchases of Russian helicopters for the governments of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.