Chairman Lynch To Hold Hearing On U.S. Election Security And Preparedness

May 22, 2019 Issues: Committee on Oversight and Reform, National Security

Washington, D.C.—On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, will hold a hearing on “Securing U.S. Election Infrastructure and Protecting Political Discourse.”  This hearing will examine the security of the nation’s election systems, including the government’s response to ongoing attempts by malicious actors to interfere in our elections, influence public opinion, and undermine U.S. electoral processes. The hearing will also examine the important role of state and local governments, as well as private sector partners, to protect U.S. election security systems, infrastructure, and technology platforms.

The hearing will be held at 2:00PM in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and is open to the public; it will be broadcast live on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and streamed online here.

WITNESSES

Panel 1

The Honorable Christopher Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Adam Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division - U.S. Department of Justice

The Honorable Christy McCormick, Chairwoman - U.S. Election Assistance Commission

The Honorable Ellen L. Weintraub, Commissioner - U.S. Federal Election Commission

Panel 2

The Honorable Bill Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth - State of Massachusetts

Richard Salgado, Director of Law Enforcement and Information Security - Google

Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy - Facebook

Kevin Kane, Public Policy Manager - Twitter