A Senate proposal to secure the U.S. election system has a companion bill in the House and a prominent Republican co-sponsor. A bipartisan group of four lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have introduced a House version of the Secure Elections Act, which would authorize block grants for states to upgrade voting machines and other equipment, allow the Department of Homeland Security to more quickly share election cybersecurity threat information with state and local governments and streamline the security clearance process for state and local election officials.
One co-sponsor, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairs the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and has been at the forefront of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into purported Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. The other co-sponsors are Reps. Thomas Rooney (R-Fl.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.)
Full Article: 4 House Intel members offer election security bill — FCW.