News Releases, Media Advisories

FEC Seal Linking to FEC.GOV

For Immediate Release
August 21, 2001


Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton




WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has recently made public its final action on a matter previously under review (MURs). This release contains only summary information. Closed files should be thoroughly read for details, including the FEC’s legal analysis of the case. (See footnote at the end of this release.) Closed MUR files are available in the Public Records Office.

1. MUR 4983  
  RESPONDENTS: (a) Darrell E. Issa (CA) (b) Issa for Congress, Betty Presley, treasurer (CA)
  COMPLAINANTS: Damon Elder, Communications Director, Bill Morrow for Congress (CA)
  SUBJECT: Disclaimer
  DISPOSITION: (a-b) No reason to believe*



*There are four administrative stages to the FEC enforcement process:

1. Receipt of proper complaint 3. "Probable cause" stage
2. "Reason to believe" stage 4. Conciliation stage


It requires the votes of at least four of the six Commissioners to take any action. The FEC can close a case at any point after reviewing a complaint. If a violation is found and conciliation cannot be reached, then the FEC can institute a civil court action against a respondent.

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