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FEC Moves to 18-Digit Image Indexing System
(Posted 06/09/2015; By Alex Knott)

On June 29, 2015, the Commission plans to begin using 18-digit codes to identify the scanned images of FEC reports available on the agency’s website. Most users should not notice any difference, but some who write computer code to access FEC reports and data may need to modify their scripts. Read more...

New Interactive Timeline Chronicles 40 Years of Commission History
(Posted 04/24/2015; By Alex Knott)

To mark the agency's 40th anniversary, the Commission has released an interactive timeline that highlights some of the landmark events in the agency’s history. From the first Commissioners’ oaths on April 14, 1975 to the latest major court decisions, the timeline offers brief descriptions of key events, supplemented by photos, videos and links to additional information, all in a simple, scrollable format. Read more...

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...






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