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February 28, 2020

Chairman Thompson Statement on Trump Administration’s Failure to Produce Election Security Report

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after the Trump Administration failed to provide an election security report to Congress as mandated by law:

“The Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act required the Administration to report to Congress any cyber-attacks and intrusions from agents or associates of the governments of Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea.  The Trump Administration has failed to do this, further obstructing Congress’ abilities to conduct proper oversight, and in direct violation of the law.

“The threat to our democracy from foreign governments is real, and the Administration’s pattern of denial must stop.  With President Trump in office, the American people cannot expect our elections to be secure and free from foreign interference or cyber-attacks with status quo measures in place.”

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