TODAY: House Democrats Call on Republican Congress to Uphold their Oath of Office & Protect Elections from Russian Attacks

Mar 6, 2018
Press Release

MEDIA CONTACT:           

Peter Whippy 202-225-3072

 

(WASHINGTON) – Today, March 6th – at the start of the 2018 election season – House Democrats are holding a press conference to release a new letter to the Appropriations Committee Republican leadership calling for necessary funds to protect our nation’s ongoing elections from the threat of repeated Russian attacks.

It has been over a year since Russia’s unprecedented assault on the country’s elections in 2016 – including targeting 21 states’ voting systems. These attacks exposed serious national security vulnerabilities to our election infrastructure – which includes voting machines and voter registration databases. Since that time, the Trump Administration and Republican Leadership in Congress – despite their oath of office to protect against enemies foreign and domestic - have refused to address the issue or put forth any solutions to close these security gaps, inviting Russia to interfere in our elections again.

           

Who:              

Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)

Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.)

What:             

Press Conference on Election Security

When:            

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:30 pm ET

Where:           

Radio/TV Gallery Studio B

Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol

Washington, D.C.

 

NOTE:  Press conference is for Congressionally accredited media only.

 

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Congress Number: 
115th Congress