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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

Jan 25, 2019 In the News
Last week, Himes’ fellow intelligence panel Democrat, Mike Quigley of Illinois, told The Daily Beast there were “nine or ten people” he wanted to give return testimony to the committee owing to questions about “the credibility of their testimony,” and specifically named Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
Jan 18, 2019 In the News
Rep. Mike Quigley, an Illinois Democrat on the panel, told The Daily Beast on Friday that there were “nine to ten people I’d like to have back,” owing to an avalanche of information tumbling down since committee Republicans shut down their Trump-Russia probe last April.
Jan 16, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley, Chairman-designate of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), released the following statement on the Inspector General report that the General Services Administration (GSA) ignored the Constitution and prior precedents by illegitimately allowing President Trump to continue to profit from his hotel located five blocks from the White House.
Jan 15, 2019 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins Chris Hayes on MSNBC and tells viewers, "I believe the President of the United States has been compromised."
Jan 14, 2019 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" to discuss solutions to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history as well as border security and Cohen's scheduled testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

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