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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Waste Watch

As a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Russell is proud to release the Waste Watch, which documents 10 different situations where the federal government spent tax payer dollars—or allowed them to be spent—unwisely.  The purpose of this publication is to expose government waste and find opportunities to reduce unnecessary spending in the future.

Waste Watch No. 8: January 2018

Waste Watch No. 7: June 2017

Waste Watch No. 6: December 2016

Waste Watch No. 5: September 2016

Waste Watch No. 4: February 2016

Waste Watch No. 3: October 2015

Waste Watch No. 2: July 2015

Waste Watch No. 1: April 2015

If you're interested in submitting a tip of federal waste, fraud, and abuse for the next edition of Waste Watch, email All submissions and documents will be kept confidential.