Pingree Joins House Democrats in Protecting American Elections from Hacking, Foreign Interference
Washington, June 27, 2019
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her House colleagues in passing the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2722. The SAFE Act provides funding to protect the United States’ election systems, requires the use of paper ballots, mandates post-election audits of vulnerabilities, and helps defend against foreign hacking and attacks.
“The Mueller report and American intelligence agencies have unequivocally confirmed that Russia meddled in our 2016 presidential election. Unless we act now, our adversaries will do it again,” said Pingree. “Congress has a responsibility to step up in the face of this unprecedented attack and protect our democratic process. I’m proud the House has taken action today to prevent future interference with passage of the SAFE Act.”
The SAFE Act will:
The SAFE Act builds on H.R. 1, the For the People Act passed by the new House majority in January 2019. H.R. 1 cleans up American elections, boldly reforms campaign finance, and helps expand access to the ballot box. Congresswoman Pingree is a cosponsor of H.R. 1.