Post Archive by Month: October,2018

Leadership PACs, Inc.: How Washington power players use leadership PAC contributions to buy access and influence

More than 500 leadership PACs operated by sitting members of Congress raised over $150 million so far this election cycle. Of this sum, more than 60 percent came from political action committees (PACs) connected to companies, trade associations, labor unions and other groups that frequently have business before these lawmakers. These findings and more are at the heart of a

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Issue One honors the life of ReFormer Joseph D. Tydings

Issue One offers its most sincere condolences to the friends and family of former Senator Joseph D. Tydings (D-MD). Sen. Tydings was a member of our Reformers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition composed of 200 former Cabinet officials, governors and members of Congress advocating for solutions to fix the broken political system. He passed away Monday after a battle with cancer

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Then what, Bezos?

The world’s richest man just made a significant foray into both political giving and philanthropy. In the span of a few weeks, Jeff Bezos has committed $10 million to a cross-partisan political action committee working to elect military veterans who have pledged to put “principles before politics,” and $2 billion to create his Day One Fund to combat homelessness and

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