On the eve of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, congressional Democrats pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to bring election security legislation to a vote.
“Leader McConnell has not brought one election security bill to the floor,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., co-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, despite agreement among members of the intelligence community (IC) and law enforcement, as well as Mueller, that Russia attacked the U.S. election in 2016 and “will be back in force” in 2020 even though President Trump “seems incapable of accepting” the intelligence findings.
On Thursday the House of Representatives passed the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act 225-184 that would authorize $600 million for states' election security spending along with $175 million biannually to help sustain election infrastructure.
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