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FEC SUBMITS SIX PRIORITY RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION
WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has submitted to Congress and the President six priority recommendations for legislative action in the area of campaign finance law – changes to the law that the six-member Commission unanimously believes "would have a significant effect on the election system," said FEC Chairman Darryl R. Wold in a cover letter.
Chairman Wold wrote:
"In accordance with 2 U.S.C. §438(a)(9), the Federal Election Commission is pleased to submit for your consideration six priority recommendations for legislative action, summarized as follows:
Chairman Wold also noted that another 32 legislative recommendations would soon be submitted to the President and Congress. The first group in that 32 will contain recommendations that, "...if incorporated into the statute, would greatly ease the burden on political committees or streamline the administration of the current campaign finance law by addressing areas that have been problematic," wrote the Chairman. He added that the second part of the group of 32 "...contains recommendations that are primarily technical in nature and would correct outdated or inconsistent parts of the law."
The FEC Chairman closed his letter by saying that the Commission hopes the proposals will be helpful and that they "...reflect the judgment and experience of 25 years administering and enforcing the federal election campaign laws."
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