Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Congresswoman Val Deming’s bipartisan Vladimir Putin Transparency Act passed the House. This legislation instructs U.S. intelligence to collect and submit a report to Congress on Putin and his allies’ financial assets and secretive networks. This bill has been vetted by bipartisan national security experts.

“Vladimir Putin and his corrupt allies seek to weaken democracies globally by consolidating political control through unethical means, and they must be brought to account for their actions,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. I’m thrilled that this important, bipartisan legislation was swiftly brought to the floor and passed, and I thank my colleagues for supporting my efforts. This legislation is an important step to ensuring the security of our elections and upholding democracy around the world.”

Watch Congresswoman Stefanik speak on the House Floor in support of the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act here and below.

[[{"fid":"700","view_mode":"full","fields":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"link_text":null,"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"full","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false}},"attributes":{"style":"height: 385px; width: 650px;","class":"media-element file-full","data-delta":"1"}}]]

###