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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

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Commission Issues Interim Final Rules Adjusting Civil Penalties for Inflation
(Posted 06/24/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On June 24, 2016, the Commission published a notice of Interim Final Rules to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the federal campaign finance statutes administered by the Commission. The interim final rules, required in order to comply with a 2015 statute affecting federal government agencies, take effect on August 1, 2016. Read more...

Commission Certifies Additional Federal Matching Funds for Stein
(Posted 06/22/2016)

The Federal Election Commission has certified a payment of $45,929.27 in federal matching funds to Jill Stein for President. The certified amount was in response to the second regular submission for matching funds made by Stein, the Green Party's presidential candidate for 2016. Read more...

July Reporting Reminder
(Posted 06/21/2016; By Katherine Carothers)

The following reports are due in July:

CREW v. FEC (16-1088) (New)
(Posted 06/16/2016; By Zainab Smith)

On June 10, 2016, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and its Executive Director, Noah Bookbinder, (collectively, "CREW") filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. CREW alleges that the Commission's dismissal of its administrative complaint (Matter Under Review (MUR) 6661) against Robert E. Murray; Murray Energy Corporation; Murray Energy Corporation PAC and Michael G. Ruble, in his official capacity as treasurer, (collectively, "Respondents") was arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and contrary to law. Read more...

FEC Cites Three Committees in Nevada and South Carolina for Failing to File Pre-Primary Financial Reports
(Posted 06/13/2016)

The Commission has cited three campaign committees for failing to file required pre-election reports for the June 14 primaries in Nevada and South Carolina. Read more...

FEC Cites Eight Committees in Four States for Failing to File Pre-Primary Financial Reports
(Posted 06/06/2016)

The Commission has cited eight campaign committees for failing to file required pre-election reports for the June 7 primaries in California, Iowa, North Carolina and New Mexico. Read more...

Commission Publishes Technical Corrections to CFR
(Posted 06/01/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

The Commission has published in the Federal Register a series of technical changes to various sections of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). 81 Fed. Reg. 34861 (June 1, 2016). The changes correct typographical and technical errors, and update references to other sections of 11 CFR. Read more...

FEC to Host Reporting & FECFile Webinars
(Posted 05/31/2016; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will offer Reporting & FECFile workshops this month to help committees prepare for their July quarterly and monthly reports. The Reporting and FECFile webinars for Candidate Committees will take place on June 22, and a FECFile webinar for PACs and Party Committees will be held on June 29. Read more...

Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of May 31, 2016
(Posted 05/31/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

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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