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For Immediate Release
May 15, 2002

Contact:

Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
Kelly Huff

 

FEC SENDS 23 LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
TO PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has transmitted 23 recommendations to Congress and the President for legislative action in the area of campaign finance law, as required annually under 2 U.S.C. 438(a)(9).

This year’s recommendations – some new and some revisions of those proposed in previous years – involve a variety of issues, including:

  • mandatory electronic filing of Senate reports,
  • Commission as sole point of entry for disclosure documents,
  • state expenditure limits for publicly financed presidential primary campaigns,
  • epayment of primary election funds,
  • duties of FEC’s Office of Election Administration and its advisory panel,
  • increasing registration and reporting thresholds for unauthorized committees, local party committees and independent expenditure filers,
  • averting impending shortfall in Presidential Public Funding Program.

The full text of the recommendations can be accessed on the FEC’s website, www.fec.gov, under Legal Documents within the Campaign Finance Law Resources menu.

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