Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik penned an op-ed for the Sun Community News about her efforts in Congress to combat Russian interference. The Special Counsel’s investigation concluded there were widespread hacking and meddling attempts in our elections. Just this year, Congresswoman Stefanik has already introduced four separate pieces of legislation to combat this Russian interference – and believes strongly that it can no longer be ignored.
“Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete and his report has been released to Congress and the American public, policy makers on both sides of the aisle have an opportunity to come together and take actionable steps to combat Russian interference.
I have continued my record of fighting for the resiliency, security and transparency of our electoral system by introducing four bipartisan pieces of legislation to combat Russian meddling in just the last four months.
The Mueller investigation produced findings consistent with the conclusions of the House Permanent Special Committee on Intelligence’s extensive, bipartisan Congressional investigation. The report outlined Russia’s systematic approach to targeting our elections, not only through Facebook ads and fake Twitter accounts, but through a sophisticated hacking operation targeting committees, candidates and campaigns.
After months of scrupulous inquiry, it is imperative Congress takes its findings seriously: Russia interfered in our elections with the intent to undermine the democratic process.”
Read the full op-ed outlining her legislation here.