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Modernization committee approves bold, bipartisan recommendations to improve Congress

Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee issued the following statement in the wake of the news that the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress unanimously approved 40 new recommendations today to improve Congress for the American people: “With this strong package of recommendations, the modernization committee has built upon its earlier momentum to dig deep into innovative solutions to

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9 key numbers to know about the money in the 2020 presidential race

Big money is flowing in the 2020 presidential race, even amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Issue One analysis of new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday.  Here are some of the key numbers to know from these new filings, which detail the money presidential candidates — and their allies — raised and spent in

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Dark money spending since Citizens United set to eclipse $1 billion

Total dark money spending since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 will soon eclipse $1 billion, according to an Issue One analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics. This ominous milestone in political spending comes as secretive liberal groups are matching their conservative counterparts nearly dollar-for-dollar ahead of the 2020 election — and may potentially

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Danger of political dark money discussed on call hosted by Issue One and Center for Responsive Politics

Issue One and the Center for Responsive Politics hosted a press call today to discuss the dangers of secret spending as well as the commonsense, bipartisan solutions to bring more transparency to our elections. Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 opened the floodgates for dark money spending, these groups — which do not disclose their donors

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Swamp Stories Episode 16: Whistleblowers

“You might ask, ‘How much does the voice of a former politician matter?’ Well, one politician, maybe not a lot. 10? You might be getting somewhere. 100? That’s pretty hard to ignore. But 200 former members of Congress all working together to clean up Washington is historic. It has not happened before.” Across the country, people are disillusioned with politics

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8 essential numbers to know from the latest presidential campaign finance filings

With Election Day just over 10 weeks away, big money is being pumped into the 2020 presidential race, even amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.  Here are some of the essential numbers to know from an Issue One analysis of these new filings, which detail the money presidential

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For the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, it’s important to focus on the work ahead

100 years ago this week, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote in our nation. Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:  “This is an important milestone in the ongoing effort to become a more perfect union. But, let’s be clear: almost as soon as the 19th Amendment was enacted,

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Changing Congress as America changes

Note: This piece first appeared on the Federalist Society’s “Modernization of Congress” blog Working in Congress both as a Senate staffer and Member from Indiana solidified my long-held belief that our first branch of government serves as the true reflection of the needs, dreams, and aspirations of the American people. There is simply no other way to ensure our mutual

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