ReFormers Caucus

Behind the Price of Power: Q&A with former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL)

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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Rep. Michael Patrick Flanagan (R-IL) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Illinois Republican Representative Michael Patrick Flanagan to the ReFormers Caucus.During his time in Congress representing Illinois’ 5th District from 1995 to 1997, Rep. Flanagan served on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Government Reform Committee and the Joint Committee on Telecommunications. He was Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Vice Chairman of

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Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus: It Is Time to Come Together

Ahead of tonight’s Congressional Baseball Game, which has a bipartisan history dating back more than 100 years, Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus delivered a message of unity to Capitol Hill.  Today, Republicans and Democrats will play on the same field for the love of our great American game.  Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus is calling both parties to take that same spirit of cooperation

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Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Democratic New York Representative Steve Israel to our ReFormers Caucus, the largest coalition of its kind: 181 former members of Congress and governors dedicated to returning government to the American people. “Steve Israel stands as a prime example of how the fundraising-first culture drives good public servants from office,” said Issue One Executive Director Nick Penniman.

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Three Conservatives Join the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One is excited to welcome former Representatives Lee Terry (R-NE), Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) and Dan Lungren (R-CA) to the ReFormers Caucus — a group comprised of nearly 180 former members of Congress, governors, ambassadors and cabinet secretaries from both parties assembled on behalf of government ethics and political reform. Representative Lee Terry served Nebraska’s 2nd District — one of

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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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