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Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Voting Systems

WASHINGTON—Today, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new resources to conduct research to promote the security and modernization of U.S. voting systems. The legislation was introduced in the House by Blue Dog member, Rep.

Blue Dogs Demand Comprehensive National Security Strategy in Response to Threats Posed by Iran, Proxies Following U.S. Operation to Kill Qasem Soleimani

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition's Task Force on National Security, Reps. Max Rose (NY-11) and Kendra Horn (OK-05), issued the following statement calling for the Trump Administration to produce a comprehensive national security strategy to address the threats posed by Iran and its proxies following the U.S. operation to kill Qasem Soleimani:

 

Blue Dogs Call on House, Senate Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding for States to Enhance Election Security

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition and the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees calling for robust funding for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in order to support its grant funding for states, territories, and the District of Columbia, to strengthen protections of their elec

Blue Dog Members Introduce Coalition-Endorsed Bipartisan, Bicameral Protect Our Elections Act

WASHINGTON—This week, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security—Reps. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02) and Kendra Horn (OK-05)—and other members of the Blue Dog Coalition joined several House Republicans to introduce the House version of the bipartisan, bicameral Protect Our Elections Act, which would prohibit foreign ownership or control of U.S. elections systems.

Blue Dog Leadership Sends Letter to House, Senate Leadership Calling for Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition and the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security, sent a letter to leadership of both parties and both chambers of Congress calling for an immediate bipartisan, bicameral effort to bring bipartisan election security legislation the floors of both chambers for a vote.

 

Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Combat Domestic Terrorism Threat

WASHINGTON—In the wake of two mass shootings in less than 24 hours in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, announced its endorsement of H.R. 1931, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019, to address the growing threat of white supremacists and other violent right-wing extremists. In the House, the legislation was introduced by Blue Dog Reps.

What They’re Saying About the Blue Dog Coalition’s Election Security Proposal

WASHINGTON—Last week, the Blue Dog Coalition, which focuses on issues related to fiscal responsibility and national security, released a package of legislative proposals in response to the conclusions presented in Volume I of the Mueller Report regarding Russia’s attack against the U.S. political system and attempts to interfere in the 2016 election.

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