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Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee named 2017 Rising Star of Advocacy by Roll Call

Issue One’s Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee has been working on government ethics-related issues in Washington for decades. Roll Call just named McGehee one of the Rising Stars of Advocacy on Capitol Hill.   The paper defines the Rising Stars as “people who now wield power and influence in a Washington that has been turned upside down

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The money in politics behind the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

As people head to the polls today to vote in the race for the open seat in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, let’s take a look at the money behind the politics. The seat was formerly held by Republican Rep. Tom Price and opened when he was confirmed as the Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Trump administration earlier this year. Since

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Statement of Meredith McGehee: White House Refusing to Publicly Release Visitor Logs is Unfortunate

Issue One Chief of Policy Meredith McGehee’s Response to reports of the White House refusing to publicly release its visitor logs: “What an unfortunate and ill-judged decision by the White House. From dismissing decades of tradition by declining to release his tax returns to refusing to place his assets in a blind trust, President Trump seems to be going out of

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Secretaries Tom Ridge, Dan Glickman and Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey join Issue One’s Board of Directors

Issue One is pleased to welcome three prominent new members to its Board of Directors: Sec. Tom Ridge, Sec. Dan Glickman and Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey. “Secretary Tom Ridge, Secretary Dan Glickman and Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey are exactly the kind of principled leaders we need more of in our government today and we could not be happier that they

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Bipartisan FEC overhaul bill introduced by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH)

Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) re-introduced their bipartisan bill to overhaul the gridlocked Federal Election Commission (FEC) and begin enforcing the nation’s election laws again. Representatives Mark Amodei (R-NV), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Ken Buck (R-CO), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Walter Jones (R-NC), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Scott Peters (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) joined

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Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Gov. John McKernan (R-ME) join the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One welcomes two Maine Republican lawmakers to the ReFormers Caucus — former Senator Olympia Snowe and former Governor John McKernan. The ReFormers Caucus is comprised of over 175 former members of Congress from both parties assembled on behalf of reform. At the age of 31, Senator Snowe was the youngest Republican woman, and the first Greek-American woman, ever elected

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Issue One Recruits Six Strong Conservatives to Push Congress on Ethics and Political Reform

While Congress remains deeply divided by partisan party politics, Issue One continues to bring together both parties around common-sense solutions to fix our broken political system. A new wave of six Republican lawmakers just joined our ReFormers Caucus. They include: Florida Rep. David Jolly introduced the Stop Act in the 114th Congress to curb lawmakers’ fundraising activities, and spoke candidly

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Statement of Meredith McGehee on Rep. Nunes (R-CA): This is why the Office of Congressional Ethics was created

Issue One’s Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee released the following statement in response to questions about whether House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) violated House ethics rules when he allegedly revealed classified information to the public and to President Donald Trump. “Published reports have raised legitimate questions as to whether Chairman Nunes’ recent actions comport

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Issue One’s Letter to the House Ethics Committee on its first public meeting

Issue One sent a letter to House Ethics Committee Chairwoman Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Ranking Member Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) calling on the committee to review current ethics rules and announce the schedule for open hearings related to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).  The Ethics Committee’s first public meeting of the 115th Congress on Wednesday, March 22, lasted

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15 years since bipartisan law passed tackling money in politics. Here’s what has changed since then

Fifteen years ago today, Republican President George W. Bush signed into law the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which tackled some of the most egregious campaign finance problems of the day. Most notably, the law prohibited political parties from raising unlimited donations from individuals, corporations and unions, so-called “soft money” contributions. The measure, also known as McCain-Feingold after its

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