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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.

 

More on Russia Investigation

Dec 6, 2018 In the News
Rep. Mike Quigley, an Illinois Democrat, said he wants the panel to recall Prince for more questioning, indicating dissatisfaction with his November 2017 appearance.
Dec 2, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley joined MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” to discuss the latest on Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and Donald Trump Jr., including HPSCI Democrats’ intent to call witnesses that weren’t honest or forthcoming back before to the Committee.
Nov 30, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins Erin Burnett on CNN’s “OutFront” to talk about Michael Cohen’s recent guilty plea and the need to bring him back before the House Intelligence Committee.
Nov 29, 2018 In the News
Quigley, a member of the panel told the Sun-Times in a statement, “Cohen’s plea highlights what we’ve known on the House Intelligence Committee for quite some time: several of our witnesses were untruthful in their testimonies."
Nov 28, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley speaks with Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s “All In” about new allegations that Paul Manafort lied to Special Counsel Mueller, as well as Democratic plans to reinstate oversight authority in the House Intelligence Committee.

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