News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release:                                                                                             Contact:  Ron Harris
March 16, 2000                                                                                                                              Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                                         Ian Stirton
                                                                                                                                                         Kelly Huff





WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has forwarded an additional 32 recommendations to Congress and the President for legislative action in the area of campaign finance law, as required under 2 U.S.C. §438(a)(9). On March 10, the Commission submitted six priority recommendations [see March 13 news release at] for legislative action.

The package sent March 14 is divided into two parts; the first section containing legislative 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 problematic areas. The second part of the package contains recommendations that address issues primarily technical in nature, and would correct outdated or inconsistent parts of the law. Some of the recommendations have been submitted in past years.

Included in section A are, in part:

Section B of the package is technical recommendations, including filing reports using registered or certified mail, reporting of last-minute independent expenditures, requiring monthly filing for certain multicandidate committees, acceptance of cash contributions, depositing of repayments.

Full text of the 38 recommendations (including the six priority recommendations) can be obtained through the FEC Press Office, (202) 694-1220, or at the FEC Website,, in "Media Guide."


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