ReFormers Caucus

Congress needs to reform itself in wake of coronavirus, write 110 members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus in USA Today

Today, in an open letter to Congress published in USA Today, a bipartisan group of 110 former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet secretaries who are all part of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus urged current lawmakers to embrace institutional reforms in the wake of the public health and economic crises spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. “We hope that leaders in

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Issue One remembers the life of Rep. Richard Hanna

It is with great sadness that Issue One learned the news of the passing of former member of Congress Richard Hanna (R-NY). Rep. Hanna was a dedicated and enthusiastic member of Issue One’s Board of Directors and the bipartisan ReFormers Caucus — Issue One’s group of over 200 former members of Congress, Cabinet officials, and governors from both parties committed to

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Issue One Remembers the Life of Amory “Amo” Houghton Jr.

Issue One offers our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Congressman Amo Houghton as we remember his remarkable life. Congressman Houghton was a vital and active member of our ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition composed of 200 former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet officials advocating for solutions to fix our broken political system. He passed

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Issue One Remembers the Life of Reformer William “Bill” J. Hughes

Issue One gives its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Ambassador and Congressman William J. Hughes. Ambassador Hughes was an important member of our ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition composed of 200 former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet officials advocating for solutions to fix our broken political system. He passed away on Wednesday, October 30

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Issue One remembers the lives of ReFormers Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA)

Issue One mourns the loss of two ReFormers Caucus members, former Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) and former Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) who contributed their leadership and service to the work of Issue One’s bipartisan ReFormers Caucus. Sen. Lugar, age 87, and Rep. Tauscher, age 67, passed away in late April. As a leader on foreign policy, Sen. Lugar represented Indiana

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Issue One Remembers the Life of ReFormer James “Jim” P. Moody

Issue One offers its most sincere condolences to the friends and family of former Congressman James “Jim” P. Moody (D-WI). Rep. Jim Moody was a member of our ReFormers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition composed of 200 former Cabinet officials, governors, and members of Congress advocating for solutions to fix our broken political system. He passed away Friday, March 22 at

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College Tour: Issue One to Visit Indiana University

Indiana University is next on Issue One’s college tour to discuss why bipartisan political reform should be a major topic of conversation for the nation’s students. On Wednesday, April 3, Issue One ReFormers Caucus (RFC) Co-Chairs former Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) and former Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) will engage with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty at the Hamilton Lugar

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Issue One goes to Unrig Summit in Nashville

Party Before Country "Party before country is un-American." Fmr. Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN), Co-chair of Issue One's bipartisan ReFormers Caucus, electrified the crowd at the #UnrigTheSystem summit over the weekend with this important message. Posted by Issue One on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 This week, Issue One will join over 1,500 activists in Nashville, Tennessee at the 2019 Unrig

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Issue One launches 116th Congress with Capitol Hill event

Wednesday evening, Issue One brought together nearly two dozen Republican and Democratic champions for democracy to ring in the 116th Congress and capture this unique moment for political reform. Attendees included former, sitting, and incoming members of Congress who campaigned on and support fixing America’s broken political system. Three Congressional Reformers Caucus Co-chairs (CRC), Reps. Ken Buck (R-CO), Mike Gallagher

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More than 50 former members of Congress urge the FEC to close personal use loophole for leadership PACs

Today a bipartisan group of 58 members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus signed on to comments submitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) calling on the agency to open a rulemaking to close the personal use loophole for leadership PACs. “We have a unique perspective on America’s campaign finance system and the need for regulations that are both effective and

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Congress needs to act immediately to provide states with the emergency federal funding they need to run safe, secure and credible elections in November. The previous federal funding was an important down payment, but reports from state and local election officials indicate substantially more federal emergency assistance is needed as soon as possible. Issue One and many others are working to convince Senators to vote in July for more funding so that our November elections are safe, secure, and fair.