Post Archive by Month: December,2016

Washington are you listening? Bipartisan reform framework aims to end business-as-usual in Congress

Today, Issue One and the ReFormers Caucus launched an ambitious policy framework that aims to kickstart a bipartisan conversation in Washington about how to “drain the swamp,” get Congress back to working for the American people and make government more accountable and transparent. Our framework, titled “Returning Government to the American People,” is the result of months of deliberation with

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Issue One announces “Returning Government to the American People” framework for reform

On Wednesday, December 14, at 9:00 a.m. at the National Press Club, Issue One and our ReFormers Caucus will publicly roll out a new bipartisan framework titled “Returning Government to the American People.” (See event details below.) The framework lays out specific proposals for returning our government to the representative path the founders envisioned, and is intended to serve as

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Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Republican Representative Todd Platts to the ReFormers Caucus. He joins more than 160 former members of Congress and governors fighting to return our government to the people. Platts served Pennsylvania’s 19th District for 12 years, from 2001 to 2013, during which time he refused to accept contributions from any special interests or political action committees. While

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Rep. Bob Walker (R-PA) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Congressman Bob Walker to the largest bipartisan group of former lawmakers ever assembled to reduce the influence of money in politics: Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus. Rep. Walker represented Pennsylvania’s 16th District for 20 years, from 1977 to 1997.  He won and held the seat with at least 65 percent of the vote in every election but

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Eye-catching Poll Results Show New High in Voter Distrust of Government

Results of a striking new poll were released on November 17, showing unprecedented and disturbing levels of voter belief that “a few big interests” run the government. Perhaps the most disturbing result of the poll is the response to the following question, which has been asked in some form repeatedly since 1964: “Would you say the government is pretty much run by

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