Before it is too late
The 2020 presidential election cycle is already upon us. It's clear that we need to act quickly to pass bipartisan, pragmatic security measures into law to protect the integrity of our voting process. That's why I am calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop blocking commonsense election security legislation.
I hope you can take a moment to watch and share my remarks on why Senator McConnell must allow the Senate to debate and vote on election security legislation before it is too late.
VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich calls on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow the Senate to debate election security legislation, July 30, 2019.
During his testimony before Congress last week, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned us that Russia and other foreign adversaries will continue to target our elections and try to undermine our democracy. The bipartisan report we produced in the Senate Intelligence Committee that was released to the public last week confirmed that our election infrastructure remains vulnerable to future cyberattacks and manipulations by foreign hackers.
We can't allow Vladimir Putin to have his way in 2020. The choice is clear: we can protect free and fair elections - or we can simply stand down and hope for the best. We must act quickly if we want to deter Russia's aggression. The very foundation of our American democracy is at stake.
United States Senator