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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

Nov 27, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins Ari Melber on MSNBC’s “The Beat” to discuss Trump’s attempts to use the Department of Justice to attack his political enemies.
Nov 19, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley chats with John Berman about Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s bias and the problems it could create in the Mueller probe.
Nov 19, 2018 In the News
"In the midst of all this, the president resorts to such actions," Quigley said. "It’s extraordinary."
Nov 16, 2018 In the News
Another Democratic committee member, Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois, said in an interview that Mr. Smith’s activities are “very ripe” for investigation. The key question, he said, is whom, if anyone, Mr. Smith was communicating with in Mr. Trump’s orbit.
Nov 15, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley chats with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the future of the Mueller probe and plans for the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee in 2019.