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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 24, 2017 09:37 AM
From: Representative Eddie Day Pashinski
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Urging Congress to investigate Russian Hacking Allegations

In the near future, I intend to introduce a resolution urging Congress to establish a bipartisan committee, composed of members of both the House and Senate, to investigate the allegations of Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. intelligence agencies have reported that Russia breached the cybersecurity of political entities and officials in an attempt not only to disrupt the presidential election but also to aid President-elect Donald Trump. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, are among the leaders in both parties calling for a comprehensive and objective investigation into these hacking allegations.

I believe the best way for the American people to learn the full scope of the Russian cybersecurity breach is through the establishment of a bipartisan select committee that can evaluate the allegations from all sides and under all disciplines. It is essential that we protect American elections from foreign influences and a full Congressional investigation would provide vital information to ensure such hacking does not occur in the future.

Please join me in urging Congress to conduct a comprehensive, nonpartisan investigation into Russian hacking allegations.