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For Immediate Release
March 12, 2004
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis
SCHEDULE SET FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON
POLITICAL COMMITTEE STATUS
WASHINGTON ? The Federal Election Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15. The schedule has been set for the public hearing and can be found at http://www.fec.gov/pdf/nprm/political_comm_status/hearing.html.

The FEC is undertaking this rulemaking to determine whether the current definition of "political committee" adequately encompasses all organizations that should be considered political committees subject to the limitations, prohibitions and reporting requirements of the Act. A similar review of the definition of "expenditure" and its implications, along with the rules for allocating funds for activities involving both federal and nonfederal elections are also a part of this rulemaking.

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