Investigating Foreign Interference in Our Elections

Special Counsel Mueller has repeatedly warned that Russia interfered in our elections in a "sweeping and systematic fashion" and continues to do so. 

On July 24th, 2019 Chairperson Zoe Lofgren questioned Special Counsel Mueller during the House Judiciary Committee's hearing examining Russian interference in U.S. elections.

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In her line of questioning, Mueller confirmed a few key findings: 

  • The Russians wanted Trump to win.
  • The Russians went on a sweeping cyber-influence campaign.
  • The Trump Campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, met with Russian agents and repeatedly gave them internal data.
  • The Mueller Report included 126 contacts between Russian agents or associates and Trump Campaign officials and associates.

The Committee on House Administration takes its responsibility to conduct oversight of federal elections seriously and has worked to advance legislation that addresses these threats head-on. 

See a timeline of CHA Democrats' efforts to bolster election security here. Read more about our election security bills, the For the People Act and the SAFE Act, below.

H.R. 1

The Committee and Chairperson Lofgren helped lead H.R. 1, the For the People Act, to passage in the House. This legislation includes critical election reforms that directly address the inadequecies in our election infrastructure that the 2016 election exposed and which Special Counselor Mueller warns of in his report. Learn more about H.R. 1 here.

The SAFE Act

After the Mueller Report was released, the Committee introduced H.R. 2722, the SAFE Act, to further shore up our election infrastructure against threats at home and abroad. This legislation provides critical resources to states to upgrade their outdated voting systems. Read more about the SAFE Act here

Read the unredacted Mueller Report here. Find Chairperson Lofgren's statement on the Mueller Report here