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Santa Barbara Congressman Introduces Bill Calling For State Department Investigation Of Russia

Rep. Salud Carbajal

A Santa Barbara based congressman is getting into the fray over what impact Russia may have had in recent U.S. elections, by introducing new legislation calling for an investigation by the State Department.

Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal’s bill is called the “Risk Act.” It would require the State Department to produce a report looking at Russian disinformation and propaganda against the U.S., and other countries.

It calls for a review of Russia’s ability to influence and deceive. It also goes past the influence question.

It would require a State Department review of Russian support for aggressive activities in the Ukraine and other countries, as well an assessment of the state of democracy in Russia.