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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 11, 2019 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” to discuss the news that Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee.
Jan 4, 2019 Press Release
HR 1, For the People Act, a historic reform package to restore the promise of our democracy and end the culture of corruption in Washington includes two pieces of legislation introduced by Rep. Quigley (IL-05) during the 115th Congress: the Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2018 and the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (ACMRA) of 2017.
Dec 13, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley joins MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” to emphasize the importance of responding to Russia and Saudi Arabia’s attacks on our country’s moral standing and values, and offers his thoughts on having Michael Cohen speak before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Dec 11, 2018 In the News
"These are extraordinary statements. But I was a criminal defense attorney for 10 years. I know that you don't stop an investigation halfway through because you think you have enough. You want to find out everything because you want to protect the American public," Quigley added.
Dec 11, 2018 In the News
“What’s disheartening for me is that those who have stepped up, are those Republicans who are leaving,” Quigley said on CNN Tuesday, citing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as examples of Republicans who voiced their disagreements with President Trump’s criticisms of Mueller.

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