Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement after the administration announced sanctions designations against five entities and 19 individuals connected to Russian cyber-attacks on the U.S. and its allies:

“Russian cyber actors have been weaponizing information and targeting critical U.S. infrastructure undeterred for years. As our midterm elections approach, we must send a clear message that attacks on our political process will not be tolerated. Today’s action, using authorities provided by Congress, is an important step by the administration. But more must be done. The Foreign Affairs Committee will continue to closely track implementation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and keep pushing to counter Russian aggression.”