Legislative Solutions

Current bipartisan legislation supported by Issue One

The Election Protection & Integrity Certification Act (H.R. 2852)

Keeping foreign money out of our elections

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.

The Honest Ads Act (S. 1989 & H.R. 4077)

Protecting our elections from foreign interference

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.

The Political Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA) (H.R. 7267)

Increasing the disclosure political spending

PATA would better equip the public with the information they deserve to know when making choices about candidates and elections by strengthening rules again coordination, require political ads to disclose top donors, and prevent lawmakers from misusing leadership PAC funds.

The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act (H.R. 2034)

Fixing the Federal Election Commission (FEC)

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.

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Read “Why We Left Congress: How the Legislative Branch Is Broken and What We Can Do About It”

Issue One’s new joint report with the R Street Institute examines the legislative branch’s dysfunction through conversations with members who have voluntarily departed in the 2018 cycle. Read the full report and proposed solutions in “Why We Left Congress: How the Legislative Branch is Broken and What We Can Do About Ithere.