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Congressmen Krishnamoorthi and Stewart’s KREMLIN Act Passes House With Bipartisan Support

March 12, 2019
Press Release
Legislation Requires National Intelligence Assessments Of The Strategic Intentions Of Vladimir Putin’s Regime

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Intelligence Committee members Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) today hailed the House passage of their bill, the Keeping Russian Entrapments Minimal and Limiting Intelligence Networks (KREMLIN) Act. The KREMLIN Act, which passed through the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, requires the Director of National Intelligence to produce three intelligence assessments on the political intentions of Vladimir Putin’s regime in the wake of its attempts to sabotage elections across the world. These assessments would address the intentions of Russian Federation political leadership toward potential military action against NATO members, potential responses to an enlarged United States or NATO presence in eastern Europe, and potential areas where the Russian government could exploit weaknesses and divisions amongst the governments of Western adversaries.

“In 2016, the health of American democracy was threatened by Russian attempts to interference in our elections,” said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. “Unfortunately, this danger remains as the Russian Federation continues to deploy many of the same tactics against our NATO allies across Europe, threatening our collective and national security. Today my colleagues and I took another step towards holding the Kremlin accountable by making sure that the United States, and our NATO allies are better prepared to thwart future attacks that aim to weaken our democratic institutions.”

“Russia is continuing its campaign to undermine democracies and our allies in NATO,” said Congressman Stewart. “This bill is a common sense measure that will help our country understand the breadth of actions undertaken by Russian agents to drive our alliances apart.”