Statement ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
July 19, 2018
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-4131
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today to call on Republicans to put country before party and vote for the motion to recommit on Rep. Mike Quigley’s (IL-05) amendment to restore $380 million in election security grants to the Election Assistance Commission for Fiscal Year 2019.  Below is a link to the video and transcript of his remarks:
 

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“Mr. Speaker, it would be inaccurate to say that this is a vote about process. It is a vote about substance. In fact, Mr. Quigley's amendment is about one of the most pressing issues of our time.

“The Director of National Intelligence has said there is a flashing red dangerous signal, similar to the one that happened before 9/11.

“This amendment responds by providing for us to partner with our states to slam the door in the face of the Russian bear or any other adversary who seek to steal the integrity of our elections.

“The flashing red light calls us to action. Surely we can rise above pandering to party and Putin to act on behalf of our freedom and our security.

“We have sworn an oath to defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. You have the opportunity to do that today. Do so. Vote yes on this amendment for your country.”