Rep. Steve Russell

Representative from Oklahoma’s 5th District, Republican

Russell, a Republican, is the representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Russell.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Russell has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Russell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Steve Russell sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Russell was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Russell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (22%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) International Affairs (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Russell’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Russell’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5607: Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 362/45.
Nay H.R. 5602: To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for ...
Jul 11, 2016. Passed 356/47.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Jul 2017, Russell missed 40 of 1,750 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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