Author Archive for: mrobbana

Issue One Remembers the Life of ReFormer Tony Beilenson

Issue One is sad to note the passing of a member of our ReFormers Caucus, Tony Beilenson of Southern California. Congressman Beilenson brought a wealth of practical political experience, civility and enthusiasm to our ReFormers Caucus, a group of 170 former members of Congress from both parties working with Issue One to fix our broken system and restore trust in

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Rep. Earl Hutto (D-FL) Joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Florida Representative Earl Hutto to the ReFormers Caucus, Issue One’s bipartisan coalition working on passing game-changing legislation to return our government to the people. The ReFormers Caucus is the largest group of former lawmakers ever assembled on behalf of ethics and money in politics. Rep. Hutto represented Florida’s First District from 1979 to 1995, known as

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Secretary Ed Schafer (R-ND) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former North Dakota Republican Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer to our ReFormers Caucus. Secretary Schafer joins a distinguished group of more than 170 former lawmakers in the fight to fix our broken political system. Sec. Schafer served as governor of North Dakota for eight years (1992 to 2000), using his experience in business to diversify

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Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Arizona Republican Representative Jim Kolbe to the ReFormers Caucus. Congressman Kolbe represented Arizona’s 5th District for 11 terms, from 1985 to 2007 (the 8th District after the 2000 census), the first House Republican elected to represent the Arizona-Mexico border region. Rep. Kolbe served on the House Budget Committee and later on the Appropriations Committee, chairing the

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Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Mississippi Republican Senator and Representative Trent Lott to the ReFormers Caucus. Sen. Lott began his 35 year career in national politics representing Mississippi’s 5th Congressional District from 1973 to 1989, serving as House Majority Whip for eight years — the first Southern Republican to hold this position. He later moved on to the Senate, serving as

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Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former New York Republican Representative Richard Hanna to the ReFormers Caucus, Issue One’s bipartisan coalition working on passing game-changing legislation to return our government to the people. The ReFormers Caucus is the largest group of former lawmakers ever assembled on behalf of ethics and money in politics. Rep. Hanna represented New York’s 24th and then 22nd Districts

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Rep. Joel Hefley (R-CO) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Republican Representative Joel Hefley to the ReFormers Caucus. He joins more than 165 former members of Congress and governors fighting to return our government to the people. Rep. Hefley represented Colorado’s 5th District for 20 years, from 1987 to 2007. While in Congress, he served on the House Ethics Committee for three terms and is remembered

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Sen. Adlai Stevenson (D-IL) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One is pleased to welcome former Illinois Democrat Adlai Stevenson III to the ReFormers Caucus, a group comprised of more than 160 former members of Congress and governors from both sides of the aisle who are dedicated to returning government to the people. Sen. Stevenson comes from a long history of public service that traces back to Vice President

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Rep. Jon Christensen (R-NE) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Nebraska Republican Representative Jon Christensen to the ReFormers Caucus. During his time in Congress representing Nebraska’s 2nd District from 1995 to 1999, Christensen served on the House Ways and Means Committee. He proposed an Amendment to the Constitution in 1997 to establish congressional term limits. With the aim of protecting small businesses, Rep. Christensen also authored

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Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One is pleased to welcome former Illinois Republican Congressman Don Manzullo to the ReFormers Caucus, comprised of more than 160 former members of Congress and governors from both sides of the aisle who are dedicated to returning government to the people. Manzullo represented Illinois’ 16th district for 20 years, from 1993 to 2013. Throughout his tenure, Manzullo advocated for

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