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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

Apr 21, 2017 In the News
The House Intelligence Committee has invited a number of former senior Obama administration officials, including former acting attorney general Sally Yates, to testify before the panel in a public setting, the latest indication that the committee is working to put its Russia investigation back on track after Chairman Devin Nunes stepped away from the probe.
Apr 20, 2017 In the News
Rep. Mike Quigley joined Erin Burnett on CNN to discuss escalating tensions in North Korea and his recent intelligence trip to Cyprus to look into Russian money laundering.
Apr 19, 2017 In the News
Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Chicago, an intelligence committee member, doesn’t want to say much about his recent trip to Cyprus as part of the Congressional investigation into Russian interference in the election campaign.
Apr 18, 2017 In the News

The following article was published on April 18, 2017. A link to the article can be found here.

By Bonnie McGrath 

I really don't know what the Russians did, if anything, to get emails out of the DNC's computer--and Hillary campaign head John Podesta's computer--in order to turn them over to WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange.

Apr 18, 2017 In the News
As President Donald Trump discovers the prerogative of unilaterally making war, the media gaze has turned away from the ongoing FBI, House and Senate investigation of his Russia ties to the simpler dramas of cruise missiles, big bombs and tough but loose talk on North Korea.

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