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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

Oct 22, 2018 In the News
"I believe there are those who were less than candid with us," says Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley, a Democratic member of the committee, referring to Cohen and Prince, among others.
Oct 22, 2018 In the News
Other witnesses might be recalled, such as Mr Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen and Blackwater founder Erik Prince. ”I believe there are those who were less than candid with us,” said Illinois representative Mike Quigley, a Democratic member of the committee.
Oct 19, 2018 In the News
Rep. Quigley talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the latest news on the Mueller’s Russia Investigation, and how he thinks the U.S. should respond in wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
Oct 17, 2018 In the News
Quigley joins Emily Chang to discuss the alleged Chinese hack of major U.S. companies and provide the latest updates from the ongoing Russia investigation.
Oct 12, 2018 In the News
“The American people are watching,” said Rep. Mike Quigley, a Democrat from Illinois, before the vote was cast. “We must ensure that we—unlike our president—are on the right side of history at this pivotal moment in our democracy.”

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