January 6th Commission

“We applaud the Senate’s bipartisan work, but it is not enough,” Issue One says following today’s bipartisan January 6th report

In response to today’s bipartisan report from the Senate Homeland Security and Rules committees on the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “Today’s bipartisan Senate report offers the public new, troubling details about the intelligence and security failures that contributed to one of the darkest

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IO in the news: May 2021 recap

May was a remarkably busy month for Issue One. Last month, we quickly ramped up our efforts calling for an independent and bipartisan January 6th Commission. All told, we secured 63 press hits — an Issue One May record  — including 12 television segments across networks including MSNBC and CNN, and three op-eds in The Hill, Omaha World-Herald, and the

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“Today was not the end,” Issue One says following today’s Senate vote on the creation of an independent and bipartisan January 6th Commission

In response to today’s Senate vote blocking the creation of an independent January 6th Commission, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: Penniman said: “Our hearts broke a bit after today’s vote in the Senate. January 6th was a day of national trauma. Our nation deserves a bipartisan reckoning with what

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“This is not a partisan issue, this is not about Republican or Democrat — this is an American issue,” said Secretary Chuck Hagel ahead of Senate vote on the January 6th Commission at Issue One briefing with 9/11 Commissioner Tim Roemer

Before today’s expected vote in the Senate on legislation that would create an independent and bipartisan January 6th Commission, Issue One convened a press briefing to discuss the need for a national commission to thoroughly investigate the events leading up to and on January 6th so that we can take the necessary steps to prevent future violence and loss of

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Issue One applauds bipartisan House passage of bill creating January 6th Commission; calls on Senate to act

Following today’s bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would create an independent January 6th Commission, Issue One CEO and Founder Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statements: Penniman said: “Our nation must never again witness such a reprehensible attack on our democracy as we saw on January 6th. Today’s passage of

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Issue One holds press briefing with 9/11 commissioners and 9/11 family member about congressional vote to create a January 6th commission

“I believe if they’ll let people vote their conscience that you’ll see this pass with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. So leaders, please back off. Don’t whip against this. Let the members vote their conscience. They know what’s right. They will do the right thing.”  – Rep. Zach Wamp, Issue One ReFormers Caucus Co-Chair and National Council

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“This sets the stage for a bipartisan breakthrough moment in Congress,” says National Council on Election Integrity regarding the House Rules Committee’s vote to bring the creation of a January 6th commission to the floor

In response to today’s committee vote advancing bipartisan legislation that would create an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th assault on our U.S. Capitol, the National Council on Election Integrity released the following statement: “Today’s action by the House Rules Committee was a critical step towards getting an objective understanding of what happened on January 6th so this never happens

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Issue One applauds bipartisan agreement in the House to form an independent commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

Following today’s bipartisan agreement in the House on legislation to form a commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Issue One’s Founder and CEO Nick Penniman and Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement: “We are encouraged by today’s agreement between House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member John Katko

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Bipartisan National Council On Election Integrity launches new $250,000 advertising campaign calling for a commission to investigate January 6 and prevent future attacks

In response to the need for a thorough investigation into the January 6 assault on our U.S. Capitol, the National Council on Election Integrity has today launched a new $250,000 digital ad buy calling on Congress to create a bipartisan and independent commission to investigate the root causes that led to the attack on our representative democracy and prevent future

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Issue One urges Congress to strengthen the legislative branch by supporting congressional staff and establishing a January 6 commission

Last week, Issue One participated in a webinar organized by Demand Progress to offer public witness testimony for Congressional appropriations lawmakers and staff in support of recommendations made by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to make the body more capable, representative, and effective. This event was organized in lieu of in-person testimony due to the ongoing pandemic.

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