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Report: House Dem Introduces Amendment Backing Russia Probe

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Rep. Seth Moulton (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 09:28 AM

As the House prepares its budget resolution, Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton plans to put forth an amendment that puts the House on record supporting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference into the American presidential election and committing that it will provide any funds needed for Justice Department lawyers working on the probe, CNN reported on Wednesday.

The main purpose of Moulton's resolution appears to dare Republicans to oppose the amendment.

Moulton will try and attach the amendment on Wednesday at the House Budget Committee's budget markup, which is likely to go late into the night as Democrats attempt to attach numerous other amendments that are expected be rejected on party line votes.

This comes a day after the committee unveiled a spending proposal that would boost defense funding, but dramatically reshape social welfare programs such as Medicare and food stamps, CNBC reported.

CNN obtained a copy of Moulton's amendment, which states: "It is the policy of the resolution that to restore confidence in our government and to preserve the sanctity of our electoral process Congress must ensure adequate funding for the Special Counsel appointed by the Department of Justice so that he can perform a thorough and nonpartisan investigation of Russian's campaign to affect the 2016 U.S. presidential election and any individuals in the United States that may have colluded in those efforts."

Moulton is expected to emphasize the importance of the issue by asking, according to prepared remarks, "Did you ever ask what your father or grandfather did in World War II? Our grandchildren will ask us, 'Where did we stand when Russia attacked the United States?' That's how serious this is.

"Think about what your grandson will say when he reads about you someday. Did you have the courage to stand up for our country, our Constitution, and our values, or did you vote this down because your party bosses told you to?"

CNN pointed out that the amendment comes even as congressional Republicans have been publicly supportive of Mueller, and there has so far been no sign that the GOP-controlled Congress will attempt to undermine his investigation or withhold any resources.

In addition, both the House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting bipartisan probes into the Russian election meddling issue.

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