Week of December 6 - 10
No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.
AO 2010-29 (Working Families Party of Oregon).On December 9, the Commission made public a draft of Advisory Opinion 2010-29. The party asks whether it qualifies as a State committee of a political party under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, and Commission regulations.
AO 2010-30 (Citizens United). On December 9, the Commission made public two drafts of Advisory Opinion 2010-30. Citizens United asks whether it is permissible for the organization to rent its e-mail subscribers list to Federal candidates, political party committees and other political committees.
Advisory Opinions and Requests are available here.
The Commission made public two closed cases and one Statement of Reasons.
MUR 6310 – Dean Black for Congress and Larry E. Horn, in his official capacity as treasurer; and Dean A. Black. The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the case.
MUR 6323 – Randall for Congress Committee and Thomas E. Price, in his official capacity as treasurer; and William Alfred Randall II. The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the case.
MUR 6225 – Shurtleff Joint Fund and Lynn Gilbert, in her official capacity as treasurer; Friends for Shurtleff and Lynn Gilbert, in her official capacity as treasurer; PAC for Utah’s Future; Mark L. Shurtleff; and Guidant Strategies. A Statement of Reasons was issued by Chairman Matthew S. Petersen and Commissioners Caroline C. Hunter and Donald F. McGahn.
For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
December 5 – 8, Washington, DC. The Commission hosted the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) Conference. Chairman Matthew S. Petersen delivered opening remarks, and Vice Chair Cynthia L. Bauerly and Commissioner Donald F. McGahn took part in panel discussions. Joe Stoltz, Director of the FEC Audit Division, and David Kolker, Director of the Litigation Division of the FEC’s Office of General Counsel, also participated on panels.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
December 14: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.
December 16: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session. When the Commission releases an agenda, it will be available on the Commission’s website here.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
January 31: Year-end Reports are due. For more information on reporting dates, click here.
January 12, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FEC Reporting Requirements. Registration information and schedule are here.
January 12, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FECFile & E-Filing. Registration information and schedule are here.
Sunshine Act Notices for previous Executive Sessions are here. Agendas and related documents for previous Open Meetings are here. Audio recordings for selected previous meetings, hearings and presentations are here.