tv DEMOCRATS - Weekly Address Rep. Zoe Lofgren D-CA CSPAN June 30, 2019 2:13am-2:18am EDT
of california gave the democratic address, highlighting legislation called securing america's federal elections for the safe act. proponents say it will strengthen election security and prevent foreign interference in the 2020 election. : hi,sentative lofgren i'm congresswoman zoe lofgren and i'm proud to represent the state of california. the mullah report made clear that our country suffered multiple systematic efforts to interfere in our elections in 2016. the report details russian officers targeted individuals involved in the administration of elections. victims included u.s. state and local entities such a state boards of elections, secretaries of state, and county governments, as well as individuals who work for those entities. we now know that all 50 states
were targeted in this attack. mueller reporte confirms that the illinois board of elections network was hacked. in arizona, malware was installed on the state elections website. voters in georgia and texas sought electronic voting machines deleting boats and switching them to other candidates. we should all be able to agree that we need to be able to protect our democracy and with a sense of urgency. this is not a partisan opinion. nothing less than our national security is at stake. that's why democrats present the for the people act which will help secure our elections. house democrats are building on the progress with the securing america federal elections or the safe act, which takes action to secure federal elections from outside interference and brings
our security into the 21st century. the safe act makes meaningful investments to update security in voting systems across the country by replacing outdated, vulnerable voting machines, requiring paper ballot voting strong, and requiring security requirements for voting machine vendors. urgent,resents an critical step to securing our election infrastructure and protecting the integrity of the ballot and our democracy. yet, the president openly invites foreign interference and refuses to hold russia for its continued efforts to undermine our election. tose democrats will continue defend america's security against all threats, both foreign and a mystic. as americans across the country prepared to celebrate our nation's independence this
fourth of july, we call upon leader mitch mcconnell and the senate to join with house democrats and pass these essential bipartisan bills. together, we can and must defend our national security. and july 4 recess, house senate democrats will launch a week of action to highlight the andty of our democracy protect it from foreign interference and safeguard it -- for years to come. there is no time to waste. thank you and happy fourth of july. >> monday night on "the communicators," which of about the future of journalism in the age of big tech firms with news -- a alliance's >> facebook, google, apple -- they employ exactly zero journalists.
the amount of journalism they are doing is zero. they are not going by city hall. they are not going to school board meetings. they are not covering the president. they rely on delivering our content and monetizing around that content. if you don't do that anymore, we don't have local journalism. the question is if we want a strong and vibrant journalism industry. the question is how to get there and should we do it with an antitrust exemption specifically. we tried that in the 1970's went newspapers were last threatened by a new medium. it did not work. >> watch "the communicators" monday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span2.o -- >> i am a white male and i am prejudiced. the reason is not something i was taught the kind of something that i learned. i don't like to be forced to like people. i like to