Protect Voting Machines From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

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Protect Voting Machines From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

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Cosponsor VA Transparency Enhancement Act

In our work addressing a contamination issue at a local VA hospital in Michigan, we learned that the VA system does not publicly release data on infection rates or cancelled surgeries like other hospitals do. To enhance transparency and ensure our veterans
have access to information impacting the quality of care at VA hospitals, we ask you to join us in co-sponsoring H.R. 501, the VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2017.  

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Sign-on to DHS Kaspersky Update Letter

Following the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Binding Operational Directive (BOD) on September 13th banning the use of Kaspersky Labs anti-virus (AV) software across the federal government, there are still unanswered questions about how
wide the usage was, and what departments were using it. 

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Sign-on to DHS Kaspersky Update Letter

Following the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Binding Operational Directive (BOD) on September 13th banning the use of Kaspersky Labs anti-virus (AV) software across the federal government, there are still unanswered questions about how
wide the usage was, and what departments were using it. 

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