Burr: Executive Order Strengthens Response to Foreign Meddling in U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to President Trump signing an Executive Order authorizing sanctions against entities and individuals determined to have interfered in a U.S. election:

“The Executive Order signed today by President Trump strengthens our ability to quickly and appropriately hold responsible anyone who interferes in our elections.  It also sends a clear message that America can and will respond swiftly and decisively to Russia, Iran and any others who seek to undermine our free, fair and open elections.”

In May, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the first installment of its ongoing Russia investigation, which included recommendations for strengthening election security. You can read the recommendations here.