Cicilline Statement on Passage of SHIELD Act

Oct 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight after the U.S. House passed the SHIELD Act (H.R.4617), legislation he co-sponsored to require campaigns to report acts of foreign election interference:


“After several weeks of refusing to say whether it’s appropriate to ask a foreign country to interfere in an American election, Republicans finally gave us their answer tonight.”


“It’s sad that the party of Ronald Reagan is refusing to protect the right of the American people, not Vladimir Putin, to pick our elected officials.”


“Democrats will continue fighting to ensure our elections are conducted free from any foreign interference. That’s why we passed this bill today and why we’ll continue working to ensure states get the resources they need to ensure the security of our elections.”