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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

Feb 15, 2017 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins WGN to share his reactions to Michael Flynn resigning from his position of National Security Advisor.
Feb 14, 2017 In the News
If Illinois congressional Democrats have their way, the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be just the first step in a deeper probe of relations between Russia and the Trump administration
Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Michael Flynn resigned from his role as National Security Advisor:
Feb 10, 2017 In the News
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn must be punished for speaking to a Russian official about U.S. sanctions before the president took office—and for misleading his bosses about the contents of those conversations—outraged Democratic lawmakers told The Daily Beast.
Feb 3, 2017 Editorials
Despite the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in our presidential election, President Donald Trump and Republican leadership seem wholly uninterested in examining how and why Russia targeted us — and what we must do to prevent it from happening again.

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