Quigley Statement on Recent Cyprus Visit
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement upon his return from a fact-finding trip to Cyprus.
“As part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our elections, and in support of ongoing counterterrorism efforts, my recent trip to Cyprus was both informative and timely. It is essential for the Intelligence Committee to examine the nature and scope of Russian money laundering and how the use of offshore accounts, like those used in Cyprus, is one of many tools the Kremlin utilizes to exert undue influence abroad. Trips like this help our Committee continue to connect the dots specific to Russia’s election meddling and other nefarious activities they have undertaken around the world.”
Congressman Quigley was appointed to the Intelligence Committee in January 2015. He serves as on the Emerging Threats Subcommittee and is a member of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee. Serving previously on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Quigley continues to build a record as an advocate for public safety and national security issues, a guardian of civil liberties, and a champion of government transparency and accountability. He is the co-founder of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, which seeks to enact legislation that will bring openness and accessibility to the federal government.