Current bipartisan legislation supported by Issue One
Keeping foreign money out of our elections
The Election Protection & Integrity Certification Act
Even though it is unlawful for foreign money to be used to influence American elections, there are no effective mechanisms to protect against foreign contributions flowing through 501(c) organizations into campaign coffers. The Election Protection & Integrity Certification Act (EPIC) Act is designed to provide these new mechanisms to ensure that politically active nonprofit organizations comply with the existing ban on foreign money in American elections.
Protecting our elections from foreign interference
The Honest Ads Act
(S. 1989; H.R. 4077)
The bipartisan, bicameral Honest Ads Act addresses deficiencies in political disclosure rules that allow foreign actors to influence American politics anonymously through paid online advertising. The bill would implement a common-sense disclosure system for paid, online political advertising, closely modeled on longstanding Federal Communications Commission rules for paid political advertising on television and radio.
Updating and improving outdated money-in-politics laws
The Political Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA)
This bipartisan bill addresses some of the most obvious, yet solvable, problems in the money-in-politics system. It would allow the public to know who is behind dark money ads trying to influence their vote in elections, strengthen rules so super PACs truly operate independently from candidates for office, and prevent lawmakers from abusing leadership PAC funds.
Fixing the Federal Election Commission (FEC)
The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act
The federal campaign finance system needs an effective watchdog that responds in real-time without gridlock and enforces the laws on the books. The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act is designed to restructure the FEC and ensure it can effectively enforce the law.