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AO 2015-15: Website May Help Users Make Contributions to Federal Candidates
(Posted 02/04/2016; By Alex Knott)

A corporation may establish a website designed to help users identify candidates whose actions they support. If they choose, users may contribute to those candidates through the website. Read more...


Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of January 31, 2016
(Posted 02/03/2016; By Alex Knott)

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...


Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of December 31, 2015
(Posted 01/04/2016; 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...


AO 2015-11: App for Making Contributions by Rounding Up Purchases Made on Contributors’ Credit Cards Permissible
(Posted 12/15/2015; By Myles Martin)

A limited liability company (LLC) taxed as a corporation may provide an app that “rounds up” each transaction on a user's credit or debit card to the next dollar, and provides the difference between that amount and the original charge—minus a service fee—to political committees or other nonprofits chosen by the user. The Commission concluded that this arrangement would not result in the LLC making contributions or serving as a conduit or intermediary, but was unable to agree on the legal basis for its conclusion by the required four affirmative votes. Read more...


Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of November 30, 2015
(Posted 12/02/2015; 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...


AO 2015-09: Activities Conducted by Super PACs, Single-Candidate Committees, 527 Organizations, Candidates and Prospective Candidates
(Posted 11/20/2015; By Dorothy Yeager)

The Commission addressed several questions posed by two Super PACs (i.e., independent expenditure-only committees) regarding activities by Super PACs, single-candidate committees, 527 organizations, candidates and prospective candidates. Read more...


AO 2015-12: Company May Develop App to Match Users with Candidates Based on Political Views
(Posted 11/17/2015; By Myles Martin)

Ethiq, Inc., a non-partisan, for-profit company, may develop and market a mobile application (the App) that will enable users to identify candidates and corporations who may share their views on a variety of political, social, and economic issues. Read more...


 

 

 

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The FEC Record is produced by the Information Division, Office of Communications. Toll free 800-424-9530; Local 202-694-1100; Email info@fec.gov. Greg Scott, Assistant Staff Director, Information Division; George Smaragdis, Deputy Assistant Staff Director, Publications; Alex Knott, Senior Writer