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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.

Rep. Quigley, joined by Illinois election officials, led a press conference sounding the alarm on the need for action to harden our defenses against election hacking.

As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Quigley has been investigating Russian’s interference in the 2016 election.

During an Intelligence Committee open hearing, Rep. Quigley questioned tech company executives on what they are doing to combat fake news circulated by foreign actors on social media in an attempt to influence our democratic process.

More on Russia Investigation

Jul 25, 2017 In the News
"It's a big concern. I think right now, the country is on the edge of what could be a constitutional crisis," the congressman said.
Jul 25, 2017 In the News
Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley said he wants to press Kushner about his meeting during the presidential transition with the head of the Russian Vnesheconombank, Sergey Gorkov. The state-owned bank is under U.S. sanctions and is a focus of U.S. intelligence agencies’ scrutiny. “Why would you meet with the head of the sanctioned Russian bank in the first place?”
Jul 24, 2017 In the News
“My priority is details of the Trump Jr. meeting with the Russians,” Quigley said when we talked in the Capitol on Monday.
Jul 21, 2017 In the News
“What was Stone’s relationship with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks? What did he know and when?” asks Mike Quigley, an Illinois congressman and a Democratic member of the committee.
Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Transparency Caucus and is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced it will be making visitor logs to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort public starting this fall. In March, Rep.