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FEC to Host 40th Anniversary Open House
(Posted 03/25/2015)

The Federal Election Commission will host an open house to mark the agency’s 40th anniversary on April 14, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in the Public Records Office and will highlight the agency’s efforts to ensure disclosure of campaign finance information over the last four decades. Read more...

Message from Chair Ann M. Ravel
(Posted 01/20/2015; By Chair Ann M. Ravel)

Happy New Year! This year is the 40th anniversary of the FEC. As we mark this milestone, it’s worth remembering that the essential purpose of the FEC has always been to protect our democracy by ensuring a level playing field where everyone in the political process abides by the same set of rules; by providing predictability and clarity to those involved in the political process; and by disclosing who is behind political messages. Read more...

Commission Recommends Legislative Changes
(Posted 12/22/2014; By Isaac Baker)

On December 11, 2014, the Commission unanimously approved seven recommendations for changes to current campaign finance law. Two of the recommendations advocate expanding electronic filing requirements, and others relate to other registration and reporting requirements. Read more...

Commission Elects Officers for 2015
(Posted 12/19/2014; By Alex Knott)

The Federal Election Commission has elected Ann M. Ravel as the agency’s Chair and Matthew S. Petersen as its Vice Chair for 2015. Read more...

Register Now for the FEC’s Public Forum on Website Improvement in One Week
(Posted 09/10/2014)

The FEC’s Public Forum on Website Improvement is scheduled for September 17, 2014 at the FEC’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The Forum will provide an opportunity for individuals who use the FEC website to share their experiences and make recommendations for ways to improve the website’s presentation and design. Read more...

FECA Moves from Title 2 to Title 52 of the US Code
(Posted 08/29/2014)

Effective September 1, 2014, the Federal Election Campaign Act (currently 2 U.S.C. §431 et seq) will be consolidated with other laws governing voting and elections in the new title 52 of the United States Code. Initiated by the Office of Law Revision Counsel to the United States House of Representatives (OLRC), the reorganization will renumber code sections, but will not otherwise alter the existing laws. Read more...







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