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For Immediate Release
May 12, 2005
Contact:

Ian Stirton

Bob Biersack
Kelly Huff

George Smaragdis

 

SCHEDULE SET FOR MAY 17 PUBLIC HEARING ON FEC REGULATIONS

WASHINGTON --The Federal Election Commission will conduct a public hearing beginning at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, on proposed rules regarding:

  • Proposed changes governing appearances by federal candidates and officeholders at state, district and local party fundraisers.  Currently, Commission regulations permit federal candidates and officeholders to speak at such fundraisers “without restriction or regulation.”
  • Revising the definition of “agent” to include persons with apparent authority. The current rules define agent as “any person who has actual authority either express or implied.” 
  • Revising rules that would permit a trade association’s corporate members to use payroll deductions for employee contributions to the trade association’s PAC.

Candidate Solicitation at State, District and Local Party Fundraising Events

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

William J. McGinley - National Republican Senatorial Committee

Lawrence M. Noble - The Center for Responsive Politics

Paul S. Ryan - The Campaign Legal Center

 

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Robert F. Bauer - Perkins Coie LLP

Thomas J. Josefiak - Republican National Committee

Donald J. Simon - Democracy 21

 

Defination of "Agent" for BCRA Regulations on Non-Federal Funds or Soft Money and Coordinated and Independent Expenditures

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lawrence M. Nobel - The Center for Responsive Politics

Paul S. Ryan - The Campaign Legal Center

Karl J. Sandstrom - Association of State Democratic Chairs

Donald J. Simon - Democracy 21

Payroll Deductions by Member Corporations for Contributions to a Trade Association’s Separate Segregated Fund

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Laurence E. Gold - American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

Charles E. Hawkins, III - National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Diane Casey-Landry - America's Community Bankers

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