donnelly_senatorU.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today welcomed the Obama Administration’s announcement that it is imposing expanded sanctions against Russian entities and individuals and he again called on the Senate to establish a Senate select committee to undertake a thorough, bipartisan investigation into Russia’s hacking and interference in U.S. elections. Donnelly previously called for a bipartisan investigation earlier this month.


Donnelly said, “The sanctions being imposed against Russia are a welcome first step in responding to Russia’s unacceptable interference in our elections. I still believe we should establish a bipartisan Senate select committee to investigate Russia’s actions and determine how to prevent similar attempts in the future. Until that happens, I will work with Senator McCain, Senator Reed, and my colleagues on the Armed Services Committee to get the American people the answers they deserve.”