ReFormers Caucus

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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115th Congress ReFormers Caucus Lunch

With the 115th Congress in full swing, a bipartisan group of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus hosted a lunch to discuss how they could be most effective in promoting and advocating for issues critical to democracy in the coming months. Conservative Republican Representative Ken Buck, who represents eastern Colorado and just started his second term in Congress after being his freshman

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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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Issue One Remembers the Life of ReFormer Bill Hudnut

Issue One is sad to note the passing of a member of our ReFormers Caucus, William H. Hudnut III. A former pastor, mayor of Indianapolis, member of Congress representing Indianapolis and president of the National League of Cities, Hudnut brought a wealth of practical political experience, wisdom and enthusiasm to our ReFormers Caucus (a group of more than 160 former

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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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Washington are you listening? Bipartisan reform framework aims to end business-as-usual in Congress

Today, Issue One and the ReFormers Caucus launched an ambitious policy framework that aims to kickstart a bipartisan conversation in Washington about how to “drain the swamp,” get Congress back to working for the American people and make government more accountable and transparent. Our framework, titled “Returning Government to the American People,” is the result of months of deliberation with

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Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Republican Representative Todd Platts to the ReFormers Caucus. He joins more than 160 former members of Congress and governors fighting to return our government to the people. Platts served Pennsylvania’s 19th District for 12 years, from 2001 to 2013, during which time he refused to accept contributions from any special interests or political action committees. While

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