Post Archive by Month: March,2018

More than three years after the fact, House Ethics Committee punishes two Democrats who violated House rules

The House Ethics Committee this week publicly reproved two Illinois Democratic members of Congress—one for violating House rules and one for violating federal law. Each case was under review by the Ethics Committee for more than three years—longer than one full election cycle. Each case was referred by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), which found reason to believe

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The rebirth of democracy in Philadelphia

Click here for more photos from “Renewing the Founders’ Promise.”  Last Thursday evening in Philadelphia, nearly 200 former members of Congress, governors and Cabinet secretaries, along with hundreds of enthusiastic Americans, rededicated themselves to restoring principles and values America was founded on. The declaration to renew the Founders’ promise was unveiled during a sold-out, robust discussion in partnership with the

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Congress should commemorate Sunshine Week by passing bipartisan legislation that increases transparency and saves taxpayers money

All week, transparency advocates around the country, including Issue One, have been observing Sunshine Week — an annual affair that honors open government and the public’s right to access information. One easy way that Congress could commemorate Sunshine Week this year would be to pass the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act (S. 298) — a bipartisan bill that would not

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Issue One launches national campaign to “Fix Politics Now” in the 2018 election cycle

Note: Fix Politics Now is an initiative of Issue One Action. To learn more, visit FixPoliticsNow.org. Nearly 200 Republican and Democratic former members of Congress, governors and Cabinet secretaries call on elected officials to join movement fixing the broken political system Philadelphia, PA — Issue One, the premier bipartisan political reform organization in Washington, D.C., today launched its national

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10 numbers to know about the money in the #PA18 special election

Significant amounts of campaign cash are flowing into southwestern Pennsylvania ahead of Tuesday’s special election in what has become a hotly contested race in the state’s 18th Congressional District. The race pits Democrat Conor Lamb against Republican Rick Saccone — although outside groups have been doing most of the spending in the district that President Donald Trump carried by 20

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