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Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release

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Judith Ingram

February 25, 2011

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger
   
 

ISSUE 2011-8

                       

                       

Weekly Digest

Week of February 21 – 25

 

COMMISSION MEETINGS

No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Request Received

AOR 2011-04 (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). On February 25, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2011-04. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) asks whether it can post candidate position papers on a website accessible only to AIPAC members. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after the receipt of the complete request, that is, by April 26, 2011.

Advisory Opinions and Requests are available through the Advisory Opinions search page in the Law and Regulations section of the FEC website.

AUDITS

On February 22, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report for the Tennessee Republican Party.

Click here for general information about final Audit Reports. Audits are broken down into three categories: Authorized Committees, Unauthorized Committees, and Title 26 Audit Reports.

LITIGATION

Cao v. FEC (No. 10-776). On February 17, the Petitioners filed a reply brief in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ralph Nader v. FEC  (Civ. No. 10-989 (BAH)). On February 23, the Commission filed a Motion and Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The motion and memo were filed in opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment.

OUTREACH

On February 23, 2011, Chair Cynthia L. Bauerly, Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter, and Commissioners Matthew S. Petersen and Ellen L. Weintraub met with Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi of the Indian Election Commission to discuss shared goals with respect to strengthening democratic institutions and maintaining the integrity of the democratic process. 

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

March 1: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.

March 3: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session. The Open Session agenda is available on the FEC website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

March 20: March Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2011 Monthly Reporting page of the FEC website.

April 15: April Quarterly Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2011 Quarterly Reporting page of the FEC website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Seminar for Political Party Committees. Registration information and schedule are on the 2011 Conference/Seminar Schedule page of the FEC website.

April 6, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Seminar for House and Senate Campaign Committees. Registration information and schedule are on the 2011 Conference/Seminar Schedule page of the FEC website.

OTHER RESOURCES

The February 2011 issue of The Record is in the Publications section of the FEC website. Sign up to receive email notification when a new issue of the Record is posted.

The February 2011 Supplements to the FEC’s Campaign Guides are on the Campaign Guides page of the FEC website.

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