Senate continues efforts to prevent future election meddling

Updated: Jul. 19, 2018 at 11:01 AM CDT
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KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Kentucky Senator and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement after meeting with the Senate Banking Committee

Chairman Mike Carpo of Idaho and Senator Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee.

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"The Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities in the 2016 elections makes clear that President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at undermining public faith in our democratic process.  As part of Congress' ongoing efforts to form part of any national response to meddling by Russia or any other nation in our 2018 elections, I tasked the chairmen of the Banking and Foreign Relations Committees with holding hearings on the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, and to recommend to the Senate additional measures that could respond to or deter Russian malign behavior." -Senate Majority Leader McConnell

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