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January 23, 2007

ATTENTION WIRE SERVICES, DAYBOOK EDITORS:

The Federal Election Commission (Commission) will meet in open session on Thursday January 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Commission’s offices at 999 E Street, N.W. in Washington.

The Commission will consider responses to two Advisory Opinion Requests.  The first is from Kolbe for Congress regarding the use of campaign funds to pay certain legal expenses related to investigations by the House Ethics Committee and the Department of Justice.   The draft Advisory Opinion to be considered can be found at http://www.fec.gov/aos/2006/aor2006-35draft.pdf.  The request can be found at http://www.fec.gov/aos/2006/aor2006-35.pdf

The Commission will also consider a request from Barry Kissin and Kissin for Congress regarding reimbursement by the committee of a portion of funds provided by the candidate during the course of the campaign.  The draft Advisory Opinion is available at http://www.fec.gov/aos/2006/aor2006-37draft.pdf and the request is at http://www.fec.gov/aos/2006/aor2006-37.pdf.

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