Representative Houlahan Passes Her Bill To Defend American Elections From Foreign Interference
Washington, October 23, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the Stopping Harmful Interface in Elections for A Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, which included her bill, the Stop Supporting Foreign Interference in Our Democracy Act, to hold accountable Americans who help foreigners interfere in our elections. This comprehensive legislation will strengthen the resilience of our democracy and protect against foreign interference in America’s elections, including by foreign governments. The SHEILD Act passed the House 227-181.
“From her first day in office and throughout her career, Rep. Houlahan has been committed to protecting our democracy from foreign interference and ensuring her constituents will have their voices heard in our elections,” said Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United Action Fund. “Rep. Houlahan’s amendment to the SHIELD Act protects our elections by clarifying definitions around what constitutes as illegal foreign assistance to campaigns.”
The SHIELD Act will:
Rep. Houlahan’s legislation H.R.4114 was included in the SHIELD Act by amendment, which passed by voice vote. This amendment will:
Footage of Rep. Houlahan introducing her amendment can be viewed here.
Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator, and a nonprofit leader. She’s in her first term representing Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.