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  • Russell Honors Latino Community During Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Oklahoma City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) issued the following statement to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15: “The Hispanic and Latino community has enriched America through their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit,” Russell said. “Hispanics are essential to the fabric of our country. They are fierce warriors in our armed services, innovative thinkers in academia, as well as creative artists and civic leaders in our community.” There a... Read more

  • Russell Supports Veterans’ Care, Rebuilding Military and Protecting National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Cuts and Debt, Veterans, National Security

    Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Congressman Steve Russell (OK-05) voted in favor of measures to increase funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and rebuild the military while continuing his ongoing push for fiscal responsibility in the federal government. Russell voted in favor of the conference report for H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which passed by a vote of 377-20. “The House’s approval of these... Read more

  • Russell Takes Gavel of National Security Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Government Reform, National Security

    On Wednesday, U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) named Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) as Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security. This is the first chairmanship position for Russell, who has served on the full committee since 2015. Russell previously served as the Vice Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee under former chairman Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). “Protecting the security of our nation has been a mission of mine for my enti... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Statement on 17th Anniversary of September 11
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) issued the following statement in response to the 17th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks: “Seventeen years ago, our nation was attacked by hateful radicals. Each of us likely remembers where we were when we first heard the news of the terrorist attacks on our soil – it’s a moment seared in all our memories just like Pearl Harbor was for our parents and grandparents,” Russell said. “Today, we remember the men, women and... Read more

  • Fighting Against Opioid Abuse, Rep. Russell Visits Oklahoma City Safe Medication Disposal Unit
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Steve Russell continued the fight against prescription drug and opioid abuse during a visit to a CVS Pharmacy safe medication disposal unit in Oklahoma City Thursday. “Opioid abuse has been an ongoing problem in our country and sadly it has turned into a widespread epidemic,” Russell said. “Drug abuse does not discriminate against the young, the old, the rich or the poor. Everyone from every walk of life has been impacted by this crisis. Drug abuse has devastated the lives of people ev... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Hires New Communications Director
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) announced the hiring of a new Communications Director, Allison Nielsen, to his Washington, D.C. staff. Allison has extensive media experience, previously serving as the Communications Director for Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to her time on the Hill, Allison worked as a political reporter in Florida for five years. “Allison’s knowl... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Delivers Immigration Speech on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Yesterday, Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) delivered a speech on the House Floor. In the speech Russell traced the origins of the immigration situation we find ourselves in today, and directly challenged widely held views on the dangers of immigration. WATCH FULL REMARKS HERE Read more

  • Rep. Russell Introduces Strategic Vision for Future Role of America: Leading A Federation of Freedom
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Yesterday, Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) delivered a speech on the House Floor. In the speech Russell laid out his vision for America’s future place in the world leading a renewed partnership between those nations that have democratic, free, and stable governance. WATCH FULL REMARKS HERE Read more

  • Rep. Russell’s Legislation Passes House With Trump Administration’s Historic Rescission Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Cuts and Debt

    Washington, DC – Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) voted for H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, which passed the House by a margin of 210 to 206 last night. H.R. 3 mirrors President Trump’s rescission package, and will save more than $15 billion. Rep. Russell’s H.R. 1623 makes up 25 percent of those savings. Rep. Russell introduced H.R. 1623, a bill to repeal the ATVM, in March 2017. The ATVM is a loan program created by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Statement on 7-2 Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: “The free exercise clause of the First Amendment is vital to our individual freedom. The Supreme Court has overwhelmingly and justly protected the Bill of Rights with this ruling.” Read more

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