House Passes Election Security Bill

The House passed a bill yesterday intended to combat foreign interference in elections. The bill, passed on a 227-181 party line vote, would require campaigns to report illicit offers of campaign assistance from foreign governments and improve the transparency of online political ads. The Strengthening Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act… Read more »

McConnell Backs Election Security Measure

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said today that he supports giving states an additional $250 million next year to improve their election security systems. The Senate Appropriations Committee agreed by voice vote today to add the additional funding for election security grants to a spending bill covering financial services and general government operations. “I’m… Read more »