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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma



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February 16, 2017 Press Release

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

February 3, 2017 Press Release

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.


January 31, 2017 Press Release

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.

January 26, 2017 Press Release

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.


January 24, 2017 Press Release

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.

January 16, 2017 Press Release

Del City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) offered the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -


January 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on his support of H. Res 11, expressing opposition to the US’ abstention from a UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s right to build settlements:


January 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a retired Lt.


In The News

December 8, 2015 In The News

FBI stats show violent crimes down last two years

OKLAHOMA CITY – The terrorist shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., prompted U.S. Rep. Steve Russell to deliver a strong pro-gun message 48 hours before President Barack Obama demanded tougher gun control laws.

December 6, 2015 In The News

OKLAHOMA — Republican Congressman Steve Russell takes a break from meet and greets to join the Flashpoint panel.

Russell talks about keeping our rights during mass shootings likes San Bernardino. He also mentions that politicians are just as concerned about gun laws as the everyday citizen, so they discuss background checks and other variables in purchasing firearms.

November 24, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell offers no apology to those in his party who are disappointed in his take on the Syrian refugee crisis. Unlike so many Republicans, Russell doesn't want the United States to begin turning these refugees away as a result of the recent
terror attacks in Paris.

October 27, 2015 In The News

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.

October 26, 2015 In The News

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.

October 2, 2015 In The News

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