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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Russia Investigation

It is no secret that Moscow has a longstanding desire to undermine the liberal democratic order led by the United States. Vladimir Putin’s goal to erode public trust in the democratic process is evident by his intrusion in our election, but also by his willingness to disrupt the electoral process across Europe. We must continue our efforts to ensure Russia never meddles in our democracy again. Their actions not only threaten our democratic process and our founding ideals but also our economy and security.

As the only Illinois member on the House Intelligence Committee, I am fully committed to doing whatever it takes to keep our country safe. This includes my commitment to our investigation into Russia, in terms of both their election hacking and their ties with President Trump’s campaign. Congress’ response to these incidents will have major foreign policy implications in the weeks, months, and years to come. The world is watching, and we must do all we can to deter future intrusions into our institutions, from Russia or any other actors who wish us harm.

In an effort to combat attempted attacks on our democratic process, I co-sponsored the bipartisan PAPER Act to assist states as they strengthen the cybersecurity defenses of their election systems. The intelligence community has confirmed that Russian intelligence breached 39 states’ boards of elections, including in Illinois. I have been working with Illinois election officials at every level of government to discuss the vulnerabilities that still exist and the work that remains to strengthen and modernize our election infrastructure.


Rep. Quigley, joined by Illinois election officials, led a press conference sounding the alarm on the need for action to harden our defenses against election hacking.


As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Quigley has been investigating Russian’s interference in the 2016 election.


During an Intelligence Committee open hearing, Rep. Quigley questioned tech company executives on what they are doing to combat fake news circulated by foreign actors on social media in an attempt to influence our democratic process.

More on Russia Investigation

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley offered the Democratic Motion to Recommit (MTR) on his amendment to restore $380 million in election security grants for FY19.
Jul 18, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders endorsed election security grants as an effective way to combat election interference.
Jul 17, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley called on Republicans to pass his amendment to restore $380 million in election security funding, which he secured in the FY18 omnibus spending bill.
Jul 13, 2018 Press Release
In the wake of an indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller detailing Russian intrusion into state election systems during the 2016 election, House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Quigley (D-IL) today urged House Republicans to restore funding for election security grants.
Jul 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s indictments of twelve Russian government officials for their interference in the 2016 election:

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