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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

Feb 7, 2019 In the News
Rep. Quigley joined MSNBC’s Chris Jansing to discuss the House Intelligence Committee’s efforts to widen their investigations into the financial world of President Trump, despite the president’s public criticism.
Feb 6, 2019 In the News
Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley said last month there were “nine or ten” such witnesses on his radar, including the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
Feb 5, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Quigley participated in a polling place training session, where new Judges of Election are trained to manage precinct polling places.
Feb 4, 2019 In The News
Rep. Quigley participated in a local polling place training session, where new Judges of Election are trained to manage precinct polling places, and discussed the need to bolster critical election security resources.
Feb 4, 2019 In The News
Rep. Quigley participated in a local polling place training session, where new Judges of Election are trained to manage precinct polling places, and discussed the need to bolster critical election security resources.

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