July 17, 2019

HOUSE PASSES KENNEDY AMENDMENT TO CREATE ELECTION THREAT RESPONSE CENTER

Intelligence analysts would be tasked with defending American political process

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today applauded the passage of his amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act that would create a Foreign Threat Response Center. Comprised of representatives of the intelligence community across different federal agencies, the Center would be responsible for analyzing and responding to any threats to American elections by Russia, Iran, North Korea, China and any other foreign country the Director determines appropriate.

“By interfering in our election and shifting the trajectory of our nation’s history, the government of Russia exposed deep vulnerabilities in our democracy that we cannot ignore. In little more than a year, our elections will become a target once again, only this time Russia will not be alone in attempting to sow discord and steal campaign information. That’s why the creation of the Foreign Threat Response Center is critical not just to protecting our national security and electoral security, but defending the future of our democracy.”

To read Kennedy’s amendment, please click here.

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For Immediate Release:
July 17, 2019 

Contact:
Dan Black (202) 225-5931