To help inform Issue One’s landmark report, “The Price of Power,” we interviewed several members of our bipartisan ReFormers Caucus at-length about their experiences with fundraising and concerns with the “committee tax” imposed on lawmakers.
Every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks, we will release edited excerpts of those conversations with these former lawmakers to supplement and expand on the disturbing picture the report painted: that of a broken democracy, which Congress itself must act to fix.
David Jolly, a member of Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus, is a Republican who represented Florida’s 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from March 2014 until January 2017. During his first term, Jolly served on the House Veteran Affairs Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. During his second term, Jolly served on the House Appropriations Committee.