Sending Office: Honorable Abigail Davis Spanberger
Cosponsor H.R. 1474: Strengthening Elections Through Intelligence Act
In light of Russian efforts to attack our elections infrastructure through attempted hacking, spear phishing, and malware, I write to request your support for my bill,
Strengthening Elections Through Intelligence Act (H.R. 1474). This bill is predicated on the idea that knowledge is power, and States cannot protect their election infrastructure from threats they do not know exist.
This bill would require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to submit an assessment to Congress and State election officials detailing the full scope of any possible threats to election infrastructure—including cybersecurity threats posed by state
actors or terrorist groups—and recommend how best to address or mitigate those threats. The DNI report, written with the Department of Homeland Security and the federal Election Assistance Commission, would be due 180 days before a November general election.
Coordinating the expertise of the Intelligence Community, DHS and the EAC would ensure that Congress and State officials have all the information necessary to understand the threats that may exist to our voting infrastructure so that States may take steps,
as necessary, to safeguard the integrity of our voting process.
If you would like to co-sponsor the bill, or would like additional information, please email Kara Benson (Kara.Benson@mail.house.gov).
Abigail D. Spanberger
Member of Congress
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