Post Archive by Month: July,2018

Issue One Statement on National Security Council Meeting on Election Security

As President Trump and the White House prepare to convene the National Security Council to discuss election security, Issue One CEO Nick Penniman issued the following statement: “Election security should include efforts to increase transparency in our political system. The Honest Ads Act, which would do just that for online political advertising, is waiting for more leadership and attention. We

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Reps. Mia Love (R-UT) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) sponsor Honest Ads Act

Today, Reps. Mia Love (R-UT) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) joined in sponsoring the bipartisan, bicameral legislation to begin protecting U.S. politics from foreign interference. This brings the total number of sponsors of the bill to 24. “Bipartisan momentum continues to grow behind solutions to safeguard our political system from foreign interference,” said Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee. “This legislation

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Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) sponsor Honest Ads Act

Today, New York Representatives Elise Stefanik (R) and Kathleen Rice (D) joined in sponsoring the bipartisan, bicameral legislation to begin protecting U.S. politics from foreign interference. This brings the total number of sponsors of the bill to 22. “The Republicans and Democrats who continue to work together on constitutional, bipartisan solutions to protect our elections and democracy from foreign attacks

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All Expenses Paid – How Leadership PACs Became Politicians’ Preferred Ticket to Luxury Living

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: William Gray, Issue One, wgray@issueone.org, (202) 204-8553 Corey Goldstone, Campaign Legal Center, media@campaignlegalcenter.org, (202) 856-7912 All Expenses Paid: How Leadership PACs Became Politicians’ Preferred Ticket to Luxury Living Politicians use leadership PACs to stay at five-star resorts, pay for golf memberships and spend big at Disney properties A new report released today by Issue One and

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Broad coalition urges Minibus conferees to support provision to increase political transparency and save taxpayers money

Issue One was joined today by 22 other organizations from across the ideological spectrum in urging all members of the Minibus Appropriations Conference Committee to support a provision in the FY19 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that would require Senate candidates to join all other federal candidates in electronically filing their campaign finance reports. This provision — based on stand-alone, bipartisan

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How long does it take to access Senate campaign finance reports? The answer might surprise you.

All federal candidates were required to file their second-quarter campaign finance reports on Sunday, but how quickly the public can access the information in these documents depends on what kind of candidate you are. For most federal candidates, like those running for the House or presidency, filing is a straightforward activity — and documents are available instantaneously online. For Senate

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Issue One Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

In light of President Trump nominating Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement: “In the wake of the wrongly-decided cases in Citizens United and SpeechNow v. FEC, Americans live in a political world where the law condones unlimited spending in campaigns, where money and speech are not

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Scott Pruitt’s ethical lapses finally catch up to him

In response to the news that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned today after a months-long series of ethical scandals, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement: “Scott Pruitt was a walking conflict of interest. It’s good he finally decided to walk out the door.  This is just the latest in a long line of ethical scandals from this administration. President Trump should look closely

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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.