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The FEC Record is an online resource for political committees and others interested in latest information on the Commission and the federal campaign finance law. Until August 2011, the Commission published the Record as a monthly newsletter. Now, the agency posts articles as news happens, then compiles those articles at the end of each month. To view or print those monthly compilations or the archived monthly newsletters, you'll need to download a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software at www.adobe.com.

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Latest Articles:

FEC to Host May 25 Webinar for Trade Associations and Their PACs
(Posted 05/02/2016; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for trade associations and their political action committees (PACs) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting trade associations and their PACs. Read more...


Holmes, et al. v. FEC (Appeals Court)
(Posted 04/29/2016; By Zainab Smith)

Plaintiffs Laura Holmes and Paul Jost claim that the per-election limits on individual contributions to candidates violate the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit declined to certify the constitutional questions to the en banc court of appeals and granted the FEC's motion for summary judgment. On April 26, 2016, the court of appeals affirmed the district court's decision not to certify the Fifth Amendment question, but reversed the court's decision not to certify the First Amendment question and to grant summary judgment to the Commission on plaintiffs’ First Amendment claims. Read more...


FEC Cites Committees for Failure to File April Quarterly Financial Report
(Posted 04/29/2016)

On April 29, 2016, the Federal Election Commission cited three campaign committees for failing to file the April Quarterly Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act). Read more...


FEC Cites Committee in Indiana for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Financial Report
(Posted 04/29/2016)

On April 29, 2016, the Federal Election Commission cited a campaign committee for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for the Indiana primary election that is being held on May 3, 2016. Read more...


FEC Cites Committee in Maryland for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Convention Report
(Posted 04/29/2016)

On April 28, 2016, the Federal Election Commission cited a campaign committee for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Convention Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for Maryland's Green Party Convention that is being held on May 1, 2016. Read more...


Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (New)
(Posted 04/29/2016; By Myles Martin)

On April 22, 2016, Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 (plaintiffs) filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs are challenging the Commission's dismissal of five administrative complaints as arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law. The complaints alleged that several entities and individuals violated 52 U.S.C. § 30122, which prohibits making contributions in the name of another, and thereby evaded certain disclosure provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act). Read more...


McChesney, et al. v. FEC (8:16-cv-00168) (New)
(Posted 04/28/2016; By Christopher Berg)

On April 15, 2016, Bart McLeay for U.S. Senate, Inc., and Robert McChesney, in his official capacity as Treasurer ("Plaintiffs") filed suit against the Commission, Matthew Petersen, in his official capacity as FEC Chairman, and the United States in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. Plaintiffs allege that a final determination and civil money penalty assessed against them under the Commission's Administrative Fine Program (AFP) are invalid. Read more...


Stop Reckless Economic Instability Caused by Democrats, et al. v. FEC (Appeals Court)
(Posted 04/25/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On April 22, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an order in Stop Reckless Economic Instability Caused by Democrats ("Stop PAC"), et al. v. FEC denying the plaintiffs' petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc of the appeals court's February 2016 ruling in this case. Plaintiffs had challenged the differing contribution limits for multicandidate and non-multicandidate political action committees (PACs). Read more...


FEC Cites Committees in Maryland and Pennsylvania for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Financial Report
(Posted 04/25/2016)

On April 22, 2016, the Federal Election Commission cited three campaign committees for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for the primary elections that are being held on April 26, 2016. Read more...


AO 2016-01: Website’s Distribution of News Content to Users Qualifies for Media Exemption
(Posted 04/19/2016; By Myles Martin)

The costs Ethiq corporation incurs to distribute political news stories, commentary, and editorials through its website and app qualify for the Federal Election Campaign Act's (the Act)"media exemption." As a result, these expenses are neither contributions nor expenditures under the Act. Read more...


FEC Declares Jill Stein Eligible to Receive Federal Matching Funds
(Posted 04/15/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On April 14, 2016, the Federal Election Commission announced that Jill Stein is eligible to receive federal matching funds. Stein is seeking the Green Party nomination for president for 2016. Read more...


 

 

 

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