Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) this evening voted in favor of legislation to strengthen sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
"Today we sent a strong message to President Putin and his authoritarian regime that interference in our elections and intimidation of Russia's neighbors will not be tolerated," said Congresswoman Kuster. "The United States intelligence community has confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential election and we need to take proactive steps to safeguard our election systems. That's why I continue to support passage of the Protecting our Democracy Act, legislation that would form a commission to examine Russia's interference in our elections and provide recommendations for how to protect future elections."
"I'm also pleased that this legislation will target Iran for its support of terrorist groups and North Korea for its reckless nuclear program," Kuster continued. "We are strongest as a nation when we speak in one clear voice as we have today."