Larsen Votes to Strengthen Cybersecurity Aid to Ukraine

Feb 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to strengthen Ukrainian cybersecurity.

“I voted for the Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act because the bill will help the Ukrainian government improve its cybersecurity and reduce its reliance on Russian technology,” said Larsen.

“I strongly oppose Russian actions to threaten and destabilize Ukraine. This legislation is critical to Ukrainian national security because recent history has proven physical security and cybersecurity go hand-in-hand.” 

Washington state’s second Congressional district has over 7,500 people of Ukrainian ancestry, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.