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Bipartisan panel with Reps. Roy & Spanberger discusses why it’s time to ban stock trading by members of Congress

Issue One joined today with the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) to host a bipartisan panel about why it’s time to ban stock trading by members of Congress. The 45 minute-long conversation featured one panel with Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), former Reps. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Zach Wamp (R-TN), Elise Wirkus of […]

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity: State legislatures must respect the will of the people

November 6, 2020 – The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement about how electoral slates should be appointed: “In America, we hold elections for the people to determine their elected leaders, […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee makes the case for the Honest Ads Act

Oct. 15, 2019 – Last week’s bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian foreign interference in the 2016 election is the latest and most definitive case for new legislation that would help improve transparency for online political ads as a way to bolster election security. “The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 requires political advertisements on television, […]

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Where 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand Disclosing Big Dollar Bundlers

April 22, 2019 – Earlier this month, Issue One led a broad coalition of organizations calling on 2020 presidential campaigns to disclose their bundlers, individuals who often receive plum postings (such as ambassadorships) on behalf of their work delivering “bundled” contributions and currying favor with candidates for office. From a new story by Editor & Senior […]

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House and Senate Introduce Honest Ads Act today to combat Russian influence in U.S. politics

Oct. 19, 2017 – Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John McCain (R-AZ) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the bipartisan “Honest Ads Act” to combat interference by foreign entities in U.S. politics. The bill would ensure that paid political advertising appearing on large online platforms would be subject to similar disclosure standards that are currently applied […]