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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 9, 2018 E-Newsletters
This week, the American people made it very clear that they want a House of Representatives committed to American values and government accountability.
Nov 9, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins Jim Sciutto to discuss the recent appointment of Acting Attorney General Whitaker and what it means for the Mueller investigation, as well as President Trump’s public warning that Democrats who investigate him will face retaliation.
Nov 8, 2018 In the News
Quigley, poised to become what is nicknamed a “Cardinal” on the Appropriations Committee, told me on Thursday that with his new power, “I can help dramatically bring resources back to the region, into the state.”
Nov 8, 2018 In the News
Quigley is now the ranking minority member of the Subcommittee on Financial Services, which sets spending levels for the courts, the Internal Revenue Service and election security—the latter a particular interest of Quigley's. But if one other member steps aside for another gig, Quigley probably will go for the subcommittee for transportation and urban development, a nice slot for a Chicago rep.
Nov 7, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Quigley released the following statement on President Trump’s removal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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