ReFormers Caucus

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Gov. John McKernan (R-ME) join the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes two Maine Republican lawmakers to the ReFormers Caucus — former Senator Olympia Snowe and former Governor John McKernan. The ReFormers Caucus is comprised of over 175 former members of Congress from both parties assembled on behalf of reform. At the age of 31, Senator Snowe was the youngest Republican woman, and the first Greek-American woman, ever elected

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Issue One Recruits Six Strong Conservatives to Push Congress on Ethics and Political Reform

While Congress remains deeply divided by partisan party politics, Issue One continues to bring together both parties around common-sense solutions to fix our broken political system. A new wave of six Republican lawmakers just joined our ReFormers Caucus. They include: Florida Rep. David Jolly introduced the Stop Act in the 114th Congress to curb lawmakers’ fundraising activities, and spoke candidly

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Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Florida Republican Representative David Jolly to the ReFormers Caucus, our bipartisan group of more than 175 former lawmakers assembled to restore our government to the American people. Rep. Jolly represented Florida’s 13th District from 2014 to 2017, and served on the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Jolly explained the disillusionment he went through as a freshman in

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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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Rep. Zach Wamp signs on as ReFormers Caucus Co-Chair

Issue One is excited to announce that former Representative Zach Wamp (R-TN), an ardent conservative from Chattanooga, has agreed to co-chair Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus.  He will serve along with former Representative and Ambassador to India Tim Roemer (D-IN) and former Representative Connie Morella (R-MD). “‘Drain the Swamp’ shouldn’t just be a campaign slogan, but inspiration and guidance for policymaking

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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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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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