Bills We Support

Legislation to fix our broken political system: election security, congressional functioning, ethics, and accountability

The best opportunity in decades to help fix Congress

The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

Established in the 116th Congress by a bipartisan vote in the House of 418-12. The 12-member body — split evenly between Democrats and Republicans— has issued nearly 100 unanimous recommendations for ending dysfunction in Congress and modernizing its operations.

Fixing the Federal Election Commission (H.R. 1414)

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.

Stopping online disinformation campaigns

The Honest Ads Act

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 commonsense disclosure system for paid, online political advertising, closely modeled on longstanding Federal Communications Commission rules for paid political advertising on television and radio.

Learn more about other legislative solutions we support:

  • The National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act (H.R.3233)
  • The Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act of 2019, which would provide the Attorney General with greater authority to promote enforcement of disclosure requirements for agents of foreign principals
  • The Securing Inspector General Independence Act of 2021 (S. 587) to protect IG integrity and independence
  • The John Lewis Voting Rights Enhancement Act, which would restore the preclearance section of the Voting Rights Act and stop minority voter suppression
  • The TRUST in Congress Act (H.R. 336), a bill to require members of Congress to place their holdings in a qualified blind trust
  • The Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act of 2020, which would amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act and make lobbying more transparent and reporting more accurate
  • The Honest Elections and Campaign, No Gain Act (H.R. 1363), which would require former lawmakers and others no longer seeking office to close their campaign accounts within two years, instead of living on as zombie campaigns
  •  The Foreign Agent Disclaimer Enhancement Act (H.R. 337) which would require an agent to ensure the information posted on an online platform in support of a foreign principal includes the required disclaimer 

Letters Issue One has signed onto with other partners in the ethics and money-in-politics reform communities: