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Senate candidates to begin e-filing campaign finance reports after Issue One-backed policy is signed into law

U.S. Senate candidates will begin electronically filing their campaign finance reports in October thanks to a provision contained in an appropriations bill signed into law today by President Donald Trump. The provision — supported by a bipartisan majority of sitting senators and broad coalition of more than 20 advocacy organizations led by Issue One — was first introduced in the

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Issue One Welcomes Ethan Rome as Chief of Communications, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives

Today, Issue One welcomes veteran advocate Ethan Rome as Chief of Communications, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives. “As Issue One continues to grow, we’re pleased to bring on Ethan who has a sterling track record of innovative and successful strategic campaigns,” said Issue One CEO Nick Penniman. “His skills will be invaluable as we gear up for the clear challenge over

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Issue One commends minibus conferees for including provision to create e-filing system for Senate candidates as part of the FY19 Legislative Branch appropriations bill

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee and House Appropriations Committee announced an agreement on H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2019 comprised of the Energy and Water Development; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and Legislative Branch Appropriations Acts. Issue One urges the House and Senate to act swiftly to approve this legislation in the wake of the news

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Broad coalition urges House of Representatives to update ethics rules to prohibit lawmakers from serving on boards of publicly traded companies

Issue One was joined today by 12 other organizations from across the ideological spectrum in urging all members of the House of Representatives to support a bipartisan resolution introduced last month by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Tom Reed (R-NY) that would prohibit House members from serving on the boards of publicly traded companies. This common-sense resolution would change House

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Issue One Statement on Indictment of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)

Following the indictment of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:  “The fact of the matter is that the prosecution of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) spotlights the larger issue facing the House: Members of Congress should not be serving on boards of companies while they are in public office, regardless of whether they

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Issue One Honors the Life of ReFormer Ron Dellums

Issue One offers its most sincere condolences to the friends and family of former Rep. Ron Dellums (D-CA). Rep. Dellums was a member of our Reformers Caucus, a bipartisan coalition composed of 200 former Cabinet officials, governors and members of Congress advocating for solutions to fix the broken political system. He passed away Monday after a battle with cancer at

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Issue One Statement on National Security Council Meeting on Election Security

As President Trump and the White House prepare to convene the National Security Council to discuss election security, Issue One CEO Nick Penniman issued the following statement: “Election security should include efforts to increase transparency in our political system. The Honest Ads Act, which would do just that for online political advertising, is waiting for more leadership and attention. We

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Reps. Mia Love (R-UT) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) sponsor Honest Ads Act

Today, Reps. Mia Love (R-UT) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) joined in sponsoring the bipartisan, bicameral legislation to begin protecting U.S. politics from foreign interference. This brings the total number of sponsors of the bill to 24. “Bipartisan momentum continues to grow behind solutions to safeguard our political system from foreign interference,” said Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee. “This legislation

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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.