ReFormers Caucus

Issue One on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: It’s time to end the two party blame game

Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus Co-chair Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to address the need for Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill to end the win-at-all-costs political culture that resulted in the government shutdown and instead focus on solutions to fix the broken political system.  “From the middle of America, this looks like the two-party

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Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former New York Republican Representative and former United States Secretary of the Army John McHugh to the ReFormers Caucus. During his time in Congress representing New York’s 23rd and 24th districts from 1993 to 2009, Secretary McHugh served as a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He voted in favor of the landmark

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Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) and Jo Bonner (R-AL) join the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One is pleased to announce the addition of three former members of Congress to our ReFormers Caucus, including our first ReFormer from Alabama. Representatives Bart Stupak (D-MI), Heath Shuler (D-NC) and Jo Bonner (R-AL) have joined the largest ever bipartisan coalition assembled to advocate for solutions to fix our democracy and improve Congressional capacity. The ReFormers Caucus is now

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Issue One Remembers the Life of ReFormer John R. Miller (R-WA)

Issue One is sad to note the passing of ReFormers Caucus member Congressman John R. Miller from Seattle, Washington. Congressman Miller brought his political knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm from four terms in the House of Representatives to our ReFormers Caucus, a group of 185 former members of Congress from both parties working to fix democracy. Rep. Miller represented Washington’s 1st

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Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) join the ReFormer’s Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln and Hawaii Representative Ed Case to the ReFormers Caucus, the largest group of its kind ever assembled to advocate for solutions to fix our democracy. Sen. Lincoln served two terms in the U.S. House representing Arkansas’s 1st congressional district from 1993-1997 followed by two terms in the U.S. Senate from 1999-2011. During

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ReFormers Caucus connects the dots between national security and Washington dysfunction

Members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus — the largest bipartisan coalition of its kind ever assembled to advocate for political reform — today joined national security experts, including former National Security Adviser Gen. Jim Jones, at a press conference to discuss how a stronger democracy will improve our national security. The event was held in Washington, D.C., at the Center

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Democracy = National Security, an Issue One event

Even as the United States faces threats from North Korea and terrorist groups abroad, while foreign powers such as China continue to grow in influence, the greatest threat to America’s national security is from within: the overwhelming dysfunction crippling our government. Deep divisions between the nation’s political parties, the outsized power of money and special interests in the policymaking process, a

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. Jim Jones (D-OK)

To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers. Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand

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