Post Archive by Month: August,2017

Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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Watchdogs File FCC Complaints Regarding Lack of Disclosure in Most Expensive House Race in History

MEDIA CONTACTS: William Gray, Issue One, wgray@issueone.org; O: 202-204-8553 Corey Goldstone, Campaign Legal Center, cgoldstone@campaignlegalcenter.org, O: 202-856-7912 *** Today, Issue One and Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed six complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against two Atlanta-based television stations in the aftermath of the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which was the most expensive U.S. House election

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Jim Jones (D-OK)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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Washington, get your house in order

by former Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN), Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-Chair. Congress faces a party-straddling, demographic-spanning six percent approval rating from voters outside of the Swamp. As one voter said, “They don’t care about people like me anymore.” Americans believe Washington lacks integrity and that elected officials have forgotten it is character, constituents and consumers who really matter. But instead

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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ReFormers Caucus Co-Chairs featured on CNN

Issue One Co-chairs Rep. Wamp and Amb. Roemer talk dysfunction… Dysfunction in Congress: Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) and Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) were just on CNN Newsroom to talk about the two parties' obsession with fundraising over working across the aisle. Posted by Issue One on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 We have some pretty exciting

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Rep. Steve Kuykendall (R-CA) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former California Republican Representative Steve Kuykendall to the ReFormers Caucus. During his time in Congress representing California’s 36th District from 1999 to 2001, Rep. Kuykendall served on the House Armed Services Committee, Science Committee, and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Prior to his career in public service, Rep. Kuykendall served two tours of duty in Vietnam with

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Dan Glickman (D-KS)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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Read “Why We Left Congress: How the Legislative Branch Is Broken and What We Can Do About It”

Issue One’s new joint report with the R Street Institute examines the legislative branch’s dysfunction through conversations with members who have voluntarily departed in the 2018 cycle. Read the full report and proposed solutions in “Why We Left Congress: How the Legislative Branch is Broken and What We Can Do About Ithere.