US Senator Ben Sasse, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and proponent for strong American cybersecurity, issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's response to Russian hacks.

"Too little, too late: these meager steps will not decisively change Putin's calculation that his aggressions are worth the risk. A year ago, the Administration should have led a comprehensive review of our offensive and defensive cyber doctrines, instead of offering media-driven spin. We cannot afford to be in the same place a year from now -- our adversaries must be deterred by knowing that cyber attacks will be met with swift and decisive responses."