Gonzalez bipartisan election security bill passes U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, September 16, 2020
Tags: National Security
A bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) alongside Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Frank Lucas (R-OK), and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) to further secure voting systems across the country passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act of 2019, authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research on ways to improve and secure voting systems across the country.
“Election security is an issue essential to our democracy…” said Congressman Gonzalez. “With new threats facing our electoral systems, it is imperative that we continue to update our election laws and improve our election security by passing bipartisan election security legislation.”