Ranking Member Davis Commends FBI for Election Policy Change
Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) issued the following statement after a report from the Associated Press shared information on a recent policy change made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The change states that FBI will now inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, a policy very similar to a provision within Ranking Member Davis' election security legislation, H.R. 3412: The Election Security Assistance Act.
"I applaud the FBI for committing to keep our election officials informed if any of their election systems are breached by a foreign agent or any other hacker. This new policy, which is similar to what I introduced in my own bill, is a great step to ensuring our elections remain secure by increasing our communication between federal, state, and local jurisdictions and protecting the validity of election results," said Ranking Member Davis. "Our election stakeholders are taking action to protect American voters, and I hope our committee will be able to come together to amplify these efforts with strong, bipartisan election legislation."
Ranking Member Rodney Davis introduced H.R. 3412: The Election Security Assistance Act on June 21, 2019. H.R. 3412 has not been taken up by the majority for consideration in the Committee on House Administration. You can view the bill text by clicking here.