Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) offered the following statement after being sworn in to his second term representing the people of the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma:
Del City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) spoke with C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan to talk about the importance of checks and balances, bipartisanship in Congress, and his biggest accomplishments in his first term in office.
On Checks and Balances in Government:
Del City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has released the next installment of his ongoing Waste Watch series.
Del City, O.K. – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) has announced the 2016 U.S. Service Academy candidates nominated from Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District for the 2017-2018 academic year. The candidates are:
Edmond North High School
Blake Herring – U.S. Military Academy (West Point), Air Force Academy
Del City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell’s (OK-5) bill, H.R. 5785 – a measure that eliminated the annuity cap for retired Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) who work as ATC instructors, was signed into law by President Barack Obama. U.S. Sens.
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement after hearing about the passing of Senator John Glenn:
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) announced the hiring of Hannah Dirks, a native of Woodward, OK, to be his new scheduler in his Washington, DC Office.
Washington DC, - Congressman Steve Russell’s (OK-5) H.R. 5384 The Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2016, passed the House without objection Wednesday.
Washington, DC – U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and James Lankford (R-Okla) and Congressmen Steve Russell (R-Okla.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.), today praised the passage of H.R. 5785, a bill which would ensure the continued safety of our nation’s airways by eliminating an unintended barrier to the hiring and retention of full-time Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Instructors.
Washington DC, - Congressman Steve Russell’s (OK-5) Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2016, passed by unanimous consent out of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
In The News
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.
Congressman Russell answered your questions about trade, fracking, race relations, and highway funding. Watch the conversation here.
Did you know Congressman Russell plays the banjo? Or that his day depends on coffee and Scripture? Read ten things you didn't know about Congressman Russell, as reported by House GOP Conference.
Congressman Russell answers the question, posed by The Washington Times: "Can the Republicans ban any immigration or global warming deal attempted by Obama?"
Listen to his answer here.
U.S. Rep. Steve Russell has spent most of his adult life in the military. He’s proud of his service and clearly cares about the men and women who defend the United States. So his views regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs deserve attention.