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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

Mar 9, 2017 In the News
Rep. Quigley, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, comments on developments in the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia and the need for Jeff Sessions to resign as Attorney General.
Mar 2, 2017 In the News
President Donald Trump backed Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Facebook post Thursday night, blaming the controversy on Democrats who, he wrote, "have lost their grip on reality."
Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement on reports of Attorney General Sessions’ lies regarding Russian meetings, as well as HPSCI’s approved scope of the Russian investigation:
Mar 2, 2017 In the News
The stakes are high and so is the pushback, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley said Thursday as the House Intelligence Committee embarks on an investigation into whether Russia tampered with the 2016 presidential election.
Feb 27, 2017 In the News
The House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian intervention in the U.S. election suffers from two critical flaws that handicap its work. And that’s from one of the lawmakers leading the investigation.

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