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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

ICYMI: The Hill – How Congress Should Tackle the Russian National Security Threat

May 17, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, The Hill’s opinion contributors wrote an op-ed highlighting the important, bipartisan work the House is doing to combat Russian interference, including my legislation – the Honest Ads Act.

“However, there is a ray of sunshine as Republicans and Democrats set aside their usual partisanship to support the Honest Ads Act, the best first step toward revealing paid and hidden disinformation campaigns on social media platforms. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham along with Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar deserve credit for stepping forward at a time when debate on election security legislation is drying up. It is time for their fellow colleagues to put good policy ahead of bad politics.

In the House, Republican Representative Elise Stefanik and Democratic Representative Derek Kilmer cosponsored a companion version of the bill, sending a strong bipartisan message to their leadership and demanding action against foreign enemy interference. These lawmakers understand that the designated legislation would protect the First Amendment rights of citizens to engage in political debate while providing them with the tools they need to root out malicious foreign disinformation campaigns.”

You can read the full op-ed here.