Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
We identified and came up with what we thought was an appropriate
response, with the Elections Security Act. I think we need to get that
in place. SOURCE

James Lankford (R-OK)
The Mueller investigation identified where the Russians were clearly
coming after us, so I think the Mueller investigation reiterates again
why this is important to be able to stay on our guard. SOURCE

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
“As we saw in the 2016 elections, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is
attempting to strike at the very heart of the democratic values,
freedoms, and liberty all Americans hold dear.” SOURCE

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
“I feel very strongly that we’ll pass an election security bill. If you
look at the ongoing efforts of the Russians and other foreign
adversaries, they are not giving up.” SOURCE

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
“That Putin attempted to interfere in our elections should no longer
be doubted by anyone…Putin’s efforts to sow political discord in our
country did not end in 2016 and he will attempt to interfere in future
elections, which is why I will continue to focus on bipartisan efforts
such as the DETER Act that aim to protect the integrity of our
elections and democracy from future foreign interference and
influence campaigns.” SOURCE

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
“The report makes clear now more than ever that the peaceful
transfer of power — a hallmark of our American democracy — was
targeted by foreign adversaries ahead of the 2016 election. We know
Russia sought to sow discord in our political dialogue.” SOURCE

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)
“The Special Counsel’s findings are a stark reminder that Russia’s
goal is to undermine the trust the American people have in our
democratic process and government.” SOURCE

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL)
“It is my goal to have free and fair elections with zero fraud.” SOURCE

Vice President Mike Pence
It concerns us that many states still don’t have concrete plans to
update their voting systems. Fourteen states are struggling to
replace outdated voting machines that lack paper trails before the
next presidential election [in 2020]. SOURCE

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
“No longer will we just hope Moscow respects our sovereignty; we
will defend it.” SOURCE

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
“The threat of cyberattacks by our foreign adversaries and other
sophisticated entities is real and growing.” SOURCE

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
“Russians undertook significant efforts to meddle in the 2016
election. There are new details about the extent to which the
Russians worked to undermine our democracy and I hope that the
House and Senate review these findings carefully and continue to
work together to ensure this type of election interference never, ever
happens again.” SOURCE

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, foriegn interference in our
elections is unacceptable. It was wrong in 2016 and we cannot allow
it to happen again in 2020. I don’t care whether it is Russia, Norway
or whatever else. We won’t tolerate it. Period.” SOURCE

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)
“Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Russia has never been a
friend to the U.S., and they continue to pose a threat to America and
our allies.” SOURCE

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
“Simply stated, the intent of [the Foreign Agents Registration
Amendments Act] is to prevent foreign countries from interfering in
our government.” SOURCE

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
“Despite Russia’s repeated denials, we know they meddled in our
election, based on the analysis from our trusted intel community.
Russia must be held accountable for attempting to disrupt our
democracy, & we must continue to strongly convey the message that
it won’t be tolerated.” SOURCE

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
[Putin is] a calculating adversary who is trying to exert all the
influence he can anywhere he can. SOURCE

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Our intelligence community has proven Russia attempted to
interfere with our elections. We have to remain vigilant when dealing
with this dangerous adversary. SOURCE

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)
Russia is the enemy of America and our allies, and we will expose and
respond to their continued cyber-attacks against our nation. SOURCE

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
“Putin is not our friend; he’s an adversary intent on continuing
Russia’s disruptive activities, including meddling in our own
democratic process.” SOURCE

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
It is vital that we ensure our voting process remains fair and free
from undue influence. SOURCE

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
We know Russia meddled in our election based on information from
our intelligence agencies, that is not acceptable and we need to make
clear to the Putin regime that we will keep our sanctions in place and
work with our allies to increase pressure on Russia until its behavior
changes. SOURCE

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
“The Special Counsel. . . did indict dozens of Russians for interfering
in the 2016 election.” SOURCE

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)
“Russia did interfere in our election. Congress needs to continue our
pressure on Russia & not let them go unpunished for these acts.”SOURCE

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)
“Russia continues its malign effort, of course, violating treaties,
invading sovereign nations, pursuing nuclear superiority,
interfering in elections, spreading lies and hate, protecting the
world’s worst actors from justice, and promoting authoritarianism.”SOURCE

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
“It’s important for the experts who secure our nation’s election
infrastructure to have a seat at the table. I hope my colleagues will
join me in supporting this commonsense legislation to help
strengthen our election security measures.” SOURCE

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)
“It is vital to guarantee the integrity of our nation’s elections in
order to safeguard our democratic institutions.” SOURCE

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)
“The sanctity of our elections must not ever be taken for granted or
exposed to foreign threats. Congress should show the American
people we are prioritizing the security of our democratic institutions
above partisan posturing.” SOURCE

Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
“Our adversaries are committed to interfering in our nation’s
democratic process. This is a grave threat to our country and our
nation’s security. Our voting systems remain vulnerable to hacking,
and we must do more to protect against cyber aggression.” SOURCE

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
“Foreign governments trying to impact our election process is wrong, it’s scary, it’s dangerous, and we should—we should do that
kind of oversight.” SOURCE

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
“You’ve got to take every step possible, first of all, to make sure what
happened in 2016, what the Russians attempted to do to meddle with
our elections when Barack Obama was president, doesn’t happen
again in 2020 or any other election. If the Russians try to take some
action against our elections or any other country we are already
ready to go after them. “ SOURCE

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Russia is an adversary and we must continue to work with our allies
to counter Russia’s influence around the world. SOURCE

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)
Russia poses a grave threat to our national security. SOURCE

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
It has undoubtedly been Russia’s objective to sow unrest within our
democratic institutions . . . We must continue to stay vigilant against
these threats. SOURCE

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
“There is no question that Russia attempted to meddle in our
elections just like they have tried to meddle in a variety of elections
and domestic situations in Europe for some time.” SOURCE

Rep. Cathy McCorris Rodgers (R-WA)
“Russia is not a friend to the United States or our allies. There’s no
question that they meddled in our election, and all evidence points to
Putin’s direct involvement.” SOURCE

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)
“Russia meddled in the 2016 elections. Russia is led by a former KGB
thug who only understands lies and manipulation.” SOURCE

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
‘Our state systems are under constant attack’ from Russia. SOURCE

Frm. Kentucky Sec. of State Trey Grayson (R)

As the world’s premier power, its greatest democratic republic, and
an example of freedom and self-government around the world, the
United States can’t allow other countries to influence its choice of
leaders. Our elections must remain in American hands. SOURCE