Sign-on letters

Issue One, joined by former members and leading organizations, calls on Congress to address vulnerabilities and ensure continuity of all three branches

Issue One today sent a letter to congressional leadership calling on Congress to address the urgent and dangerous vulnerabilities to the continuity of all three branches of government. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks twenty years ago, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution came together to form a Continuity of Government Commission, which found that none of the

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Issue One calls on Congress to protect and strengthen nation’s critical IG system

This week, Issue One spearheaded a crosspartisan coalition of 11 organizations calling on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to expeditiously mark up and advance legislation designed to strengthen the Inspectors General system.  In a letter addressed to the committee, Issue One underscored the crucial role that IGs play in deterring abuse of office and power, while also improving operations and

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Issue One joins leading groups in thanking the Modernization Committee for key reforms that are strengthening Congress

This week, Issue One joined 21 organizations and congressional experts in thanking the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for the recent modernization reforms that have advanced through the House appropriations process.  Since its inception, the Select Committee worked in a bipartisan manner to ensure that Congress has the resources, capabilities, and support systems necessary to serve the American

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Issue One joins other organizations and experts in calling for a study on current benefits available to House staff

This week, Issue One joined 17 organizations and congressional experts urging the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to conduct a study on the current benefits available to House staff. The letter supports the recommendations outlined by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, and Committee on House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren,

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Issue One and Campaign Legal Center urge FEC to formally clarify that leadership PAC funds cannot be used for personal use

Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center today sent a letter to FEC Commissioner Sean Cooksey urging him to work with his fellow FEC commissioners to begin a rulemaking to formally clarify that leadership PAC funds cannot be used by members of Congress for their personal use.  The letter comes in the wake of Cooksey incorrectly stating that the current

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Issue One and the Fix the System coalition calls for creation of bipartisan commission to investigate events of January 6

Today, Issue One and the Fix the System coalition expressed support for the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6, 2021. In a letter sent to congressional leadership in the Senate and House of Representatives, Fix the System urged that the “guiding purpose of the commission should be to reassure the American people that Congress

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Issue One calls on U.S. Senate to increase capacity and meet the challenges of the 21st century

Issue One was joined by 15 organizations and individuals today calling on Senate leadership to provide necessary resources to increase Senate capacity and make the body more effective, efficient, and representative. In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, growing economic hardships, a national reckoning with racial injustice, and in the wake of the January 6 siege on the Capitol

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Issue One joins more than 40 organizations calling on Biden Administration to prioritize transparency

Issue One today joined more than 40 organizations calling for the Biden administration to prioritize and increase transparency and openness, asserting that “disclosure, candor, and accessibility should be the default operating mode of our government.” “Transparency is foundational to a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The right to know what our government is up to

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Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus calls for return to bipartisanship and strong congressional leadership

Today, 200 members of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus — the largest bipartisan group of former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet officials ever assembled to advocate for political reform — sent an open letter to Congress imploring members to embrace bipartisanship and reject the unproven conspiracies that undermined trust in the 2020 elections and led to the violent attack on

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Issue One joins crosspartisan coalition in calling for increased congressional capacity

Issue One has joined nearly 70 organizations, individuals, and good government advocates calling for increased investment for congressional capacity, specifically calling for an increase of 10%, or $530.9 million, in funding for the legislative branch.  “Over the decades, funding for Congress and its support offices and agencies have significantly lagged behind increases in discretionary spending for the rest of the

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