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  • 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

  • FY19 NDAA Passes House With 16 Russell Amendments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) was proud to vote for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515) as it passed the House by a margin of 351 to 66. The FY19 NDAA complies with the bipartisan budget agreement and supports a base budget of $639.1 billion, including significant increases for readiness recovery. Rep. Russell proposed 16 amendments to the FY19 NDAA, which were adopted. These amendments will impact a variety of important issues in our military.... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Statement on Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israel: “President Trump announced last December that the U.S. embassy in Israel would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in the coming months; the historic move that occurred today is a recognition of reality that is long overdue. Jerusalem has been and always will be the eternal and undivided capital of Israel. Israel’s Knesset, Supreme Court, and Prime Minister ... Read more

  • Trump Administration’s Historic Rescission Package Includes Rep. Russell’s Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Cuts and Debt

    Washington, DC – On May 8, President Trump exercised his authority under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (ICA) and sent a special message to Congress requesting a rescission of more than $15 billion in previously appropriated funding. Of the more than $15 billion in proposed rescissions, $4.3 billion would be rescinded from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM). This is the same program that Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) has been working to e... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Statement on Pentagon’s Niger Report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the Pentagon’s Niger Report that was released today: “The report released by the Pentagon today accurately states that the number one cause of the incident in Niger last October was an aggressive and opportunistic enemy. Based on my own findings from when I traveled to Niger in February, the ambush in Tongo Tongo could have occurred whether the unit conducted other missions or not. While improvements can be made in the ... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From JCPOA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “President Trump’s announcement today signifies the end of President Obama’s agreement to address the growing threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror. I opposed this flawed agreement from the outset, because it lifted sanctions on individuals and companies that were responsible for the deaths of American soldie... Read more

  • Rep. Russell Statement on 23rd Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Oklahoma City, OK – Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5) issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing: “Twenty-three years ago today, Oklahomans, and Americans alike, suffered a horrible attack of domestic terrorism. But in as much as it opened our eyes to the evils of the world, it also showed us awe-inspiring heroism and a sense of community as the people of Oklahoma City came together to help one another in their greatest hour of need. We should all take a moment today ... Read more

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