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March 06, 2018

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

(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.


  • Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. James R. Langevin (D-R.I.)
  • 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


  • 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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Media contact: Adam Comis at (202) 225-9978