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For Immediate Release
June 9, 2003
Contact: Ian Stirton
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Kelly Huff
WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission will conduct a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, regarding the Federal Election Campaign Act’s enforcement procedures administered by the Commission.

Periodically reviewing of enforcement practices and procedures is part of the Commission’s examination of its programs in order to determine if issues have arisen that require reexamination or adaptation of those practices and procedures. Seeking public comment from the regulated community and the public is part of this process.

Hearing schedule and panels for the June 11 hearing are:

10:00 – 10:15 Opening statements by the Commissioners
10:15 – 12:00 Panel I
  • Cleta Mitchell (Foley Lardner)
  • Jan Witold Baran
  • Robert F. Bauer and Marc Elias (Perkins Coie)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 Panel II
  • James Bopp (James Madison Center for Free Speech)
  • A yet to be named witness may appear representing the Christian Coalition
  • Donald F. McGahn ll
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:45 Panel III
  • Lawrence Noble (Center for Responsive Politics)
  • Joseph Sandler and Neil Reiff (Sandler, Reiff and Young, PC)
  • Charles R. Spies (Deputy Counsel, Republican National Committee)
  • William J. Olson (The Free Speech Coalition and Conservative Defense and Education Fund)