Major Reports

Issue One's original research and in-depth investigations


CONGRESSIONAL DYSFUNCTION

Why We Left Congress

How the legislative branch is broken and what we can do about it

(December 2018)

DARK MONEY

Dark Money Illuminated

A deep-dive into the top 15 dark money groups

(September 2018)

ETHICS

The Ethics Blind Spot

How the House and Senate ethics committees fail to foster a culture of high ethical standards in Congress

(February 2018)

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION REFORM

Busted and Broke

Why the Federal Election Commission doesn’t work

(April 2019)

FUNDRAISING & COMMITTEE DUES

The Price of Power

How political parties squeeze influential lawmakers to boost campaign coffers

(May 2017)

LEADERSHIP PACS

All Expenses Paid

How leadership PACs became politicians’ preferred ticket to luxury living

(July 2018)

Leadership PACs, Inc. 

How Washington power players use leadership PAC contributions to buy access and influence

(October 2018)

All Expenses Still Paid

A look at leadership PACs’ latest outlandish spending, October – December 2018

(May 2019)


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