Faso votes to block independent commission on Russia's election meddling

May 19, 2017 12:15 am • Staff
Nicole Gaudiano at USA Today reports that Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted May 17 to block a vote on legislation to create an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Only one Republican voted against the measure blocking the bill from reaching a vote. The legislation, which was blocked 229-188, would have created a 12-member, bipartisan commission to interview witnesses, obtain documents, issue subpoenas, and receive public testimony about Russia’s attempts to influence the election. The bill was co-sponsored by two Republicans, and one of them voted against the bill. Read the full story at USA Today.