TURNER TO CONGRESS: HALT INVESTMENTS IN RUSSIA
Measure filed by Chair of Texas House Democratic Caucus urges Congress to bar investments in Russia until investigations into election wrongdoings completed
Austin -- Today, State Representative Chris Turner (HD101 -- Grand Prairie) filed HCR 128, urging Congress to halt investments in Russia until federal investigations into election tampering and related interference have been completed.
"Regardless of political party, we should all be outraged that the Russian government meddled in our presidential election," said Turner. "It's time for Congress to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and his allies that playing games with our elections comes with a price."
Since last summer, evidence has been mounting regarding Russia's involvement in the 2016 United States presidential election. Instances of interference include hacking the Democratic National Committee's computer network, attacks on state voter registration systems in Arizona and Illinois, and sharing data with the controversial website, WikiLeaks.
In his March 20, 2017 testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is investigating Russia's actions. At the hearing, Comey stated that the Russians were successful in injecting "chaos and discord" into the 2016 presidential election and that our country should expect future attempts by the Kremlin to meddle in our elections. During his testimony, Comey also indicated that his agency is investigating coordination between the Russians and the Trump Campaign.