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Issue One Remembers the Life of ReFormer Tony Beilenson

Issue One is sad to note the passing of a member of our ReFormers Caucus, Tony Beilenson of Southern California. Congressman Beilenson brought a wealth of practical political experience, civility and enthusiasm to our ReFormers Caucus, a group of 170 former members of Congress from both parties working with Issue One to fix our broken system and restore trust in

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Veteran political reporter Michael Beckel joins Issue One

Veteran political reporter Michael Beckel today joined Issue One as manager of investigations, research and policy analysis. In this role, he will lead and manage research projects related to Congress and running for office, as well as unearth the untold stories on and off Capitol Hill that deal with government ethics and political reform. “With his long investigative record, Michael

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Rep. Earl Hutto (D-FL) Joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Florida Representative Earl Hutto to the ReFormers Caucus, Issue One’s bipartisan coalition working on passing game-changing legislation to return our government to the people. The ReFormers Caucus is the largest group of former lawmakers ever assembled on behalf of ethics and money in politics. Rep. Hutto represented Florida’s First District from 1979 to 1995, known as

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Here’s how President Trump’s Speech Should Have Addressed Draining the Swamp

In his joint address to Congress last night, President Trump laid out a broad agenda, from jobs and health care, to taxes and national security, for change in Washington. However, it failed to address the real culprit behind gridlock in Washington: the undue influence moneyed interests have on decision-making by elected and appointed officials. While the executive order on ethics

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Rep. Zach Wamp signs on as ReFormers Caucus Co-Chair

Issue One is excited to announce that former Representative Zach Wamp (R-TN), an ardent conservative from Chattanooga, has agreed to co-chair Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus.  He will serve along with former Representative and Ambassador to India Tim Roemer (D-IN) and former Representative Connie Morella (R-MD). “‘Drain the Swamp’ shouldn’t just be a campaign slogan, but inspiration and guidance for policymaking

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Secretary Ed Schafer (R-ND) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former North Dakota Republican Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer to our ReFormers Caucus. Secretary Schafer joins a distinguished group of more than 170 former lawmakers in the fight to fix our broken political system. Sec. Schafer served as governor of North Dakota for eight years (1992 to 2000), using his experience in business to diversify

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Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Arizona Republican Representative Jim Kolbe to the ReFormers Caucus. Congressman Kolbe represented Arizona’s 5th District for 11 terms, from 1985 to 2007 (the 8th District after the 2000 census), the first House Republican elected to represent the Arizona-Mexico border region. Rep. Kolbe served on the House Budget Committee and later on the Appropriations Committee, chairing the

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Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes former Mississippi Republican Senator and Representative Trent Lott to the ReFormers Caucus. Sen. Lott began his 35 year career in national politics representing Mississippi’s 5th Congressional District from 1973 to 1989, serving as House Majority Whip for eight years — the first Southern Republican to hold this position. He later moved on to the Senate, serving as

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