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Commission Seeks Comments on Internet Disclaimer
On October 18, 2016, the Commission published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Internet Communication Disclaimers. The Commission will hold a hearing on these issues on February 1, 2017. Comments and/or requests to testify at the hearing must be received on or before December 19, 2016. Read more...
AOR 2016-13: Martins for Congress
On October 11, 2016, the Commission concluded its consideration of Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2016-13, from Martins for Congress, without issuing an opinion. Read more...
Winding Down the Campaign and Post-General Reporting
On November 16, 2016, the Commission will host a webinar to help candidate committees prepare to wind down their campaigns and file their 30 Day Post-General (30G) Reports. The workshop will include information on filling out the Post-Election Detailed Summary Page, raising funds to retire campaign debt, settling outstanding debts and terminating a committee. Read more...
Commission Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking on Activities of
State, District and Local Political Party Committees
On October 7, 2016, the Commission published a Notice of Availability seeking comment on whether it should revise existing rules that require state, district and local party committees to use federal funds to pay for certain activities. Read more...
Petition for Rulemaking on Party Accounts and Convention
On October 7, 2016, the Commission published a Notice of Availability seeking public comments on a petition for rulemaking on national party committee accounts and convention committees. Read more...
FEC Will Not Appeal District Court Decision in CREW v.
FEC (DDC 14-1419)
The Federal Election Commission will not appeal the recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington et al. v FEC (Case 1:14-cv-01419-CRC). Read more...
AO 2016-10: U.S. Citizen Residing Abroad May Solicit Contributions to
State and Local Party Committees
A U.S. citizen living in Canada may solicit contributions or donations to state and local political party committees so long as she does not knowingly solicit any foreign national. Her solicitations need not reference the ban on soliciting foreign nationals, and she is free to inform the state or local parties that she is soliciting contributions to those party committees. Read more...
Revisions to Several FEC Forms and Instructions Released
On October 3, 2016, the Commission posted on its website revised versions of several reporting forms and instructions. The form changes are technical and cosmetic in nature, and are intended to assist with compliance, provide clearer disclosure, and make the agency's forms more consistent with one another. Read more...
Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of September 30,
Advisory Opinion Requests (AORs) pending before the Commission as of the end of the month are listed below. Procedures for commenting on pending AORs are described here. Read more...
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