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ICYMI: Sherrill Election Security Bill Clears House with Bipartisan Support

Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment, applauded the passage of her Election Technology Research Act (H.R. 4990) today. This bipartisan bill will initiate critical research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) into U.S. voting systems' security and modernization. The legislation is co-sponsored by Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Frank Lucas (R-OK).

 Representative Sherrill said: “The security and sanctity of our elections are at the very core of our democracy. This bill, which was developed and written with strong input from experts and members on both sides of the aisle, will allow NIST and the NSF to conduct key research into the threats our election technologies face and how best to modernize them. I'm proud to see the House of Representatives come together to support this core American value.

I would especially like to thank Representative Gonzalez, Chairwoman Johnson, and Ranking Member Lucas for their leadership on this legislation. They were invaluable partners, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure the sanctity of our elections.”

 The Election Technology Research Act of 2019 will authorize new research and standards activities to strengthen the technology supporting elections systems. Specifically, this bill will: 

Source: Press Release
Date: September 16, 2020
Contact: Jackie Burns
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
2321 Rayburn House Office Building,
Washington, DC 20515

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