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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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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Provision to create e-file system for U.S. Senate candidates passes as part of Senate’s FY19 Legislative Branch appropriations bill

A long-overdue, bipartisan reform measure that would save taxpayers roughly $900,000 a year while increasing political transparency and accountability is one step closer to becoming law. A provision that would require U.S. Senate candidates to join all other federal candidates in electronically filing their campaign finance reports was included in the minibus appropriations bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate on

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More than half of all senators support commonsense bill to save taxpayers money and increase transparency

A bipartisan proposal to save taxpayers money and increase political transparency has passed a new milestone. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) has become the 51st sitting senator to sponsor the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act (S. 298), legislation that would require senators and Senate candidates to electronically file their campaign finance reports, something that House candidates and presidential candidates have been

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The FEC must move quickly — and with the American people in mind — on overdue online ad disclosure

Today, in a welcome (if overdue) move, the perpetually gridlocked Federal Election Commission (FEC) unanimously voted to draft rules for online political ad disclosure. Issue One recently urged the FEC to take such action, noting that it’s “[a]t a time when malicious foreign actors are intent on hijacking the avenues Americans use to communicate, organize and debate with each other,

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How corporations are still playing politics more than a century after President Theodore Roosevelt and the Tillman Act

Today marks the day that Theodore Roosevelt would have turned 159 years old. If he were still alive, the Republican from New York who served as our 26th president would likely be dismayed at the role corporations are playing in elections today. 110 years ago, in 1907, Roosevelt signed into law an anti-corruption measure known as the Tillman Act. This

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Self-regulation is no substitution for congressional action on paid political ads

Just days after the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Honest Ads Act and the call for tech giants to testify before Congress, Twitter recently announced a new transparency policy about its advertising program. It’s a clear case of the tech industry scrambling to do damage control as it faces more congressional scrutiny. This move toward self-regulation is no substitution for legislation

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Reps. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) sponsor bill to overhaul the Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Today, Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and California Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley joined in sponsoring bipartisan, bicameral legislation to overhaul the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Issue One Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “Both Republicans and Democrats continue to express concern on Capitol Hill about whether the FEC — the nation’s election watchdog — is

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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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