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For Immediate Release

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Judith Ingram

March 15, 2013

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
   
 

ISSUE 2013-11

Weekly Digest

Week of March 11 – 15

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

On March 12 and 14, the Commission held executive sessions.

The open meeting previously scheduled for this week was cancelled.

ENFORCEMENT

The Commission made public one closed case. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 6710
COMPLAINANT: FEC-Initiated
RESPONDENT: Committee to Re-Elect Trent Franks to Congress and Lisa Teschler, in her official capacity as treasurer
SUBJECT: In the normal course of carrying out its supervisory responsibilities, the Commission found that the Committee to Re-Elect Trent Franks to Congress and Teschler, in her official capacity as treasurer, (the Committee) failed to disclose $299,800.71 in debt and $11,923.28 in disbursements in seven reports filed with the Commission in 2010 and 2011. Franks was a 2010 and 2012 candidate for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.
DISPOSITION: The Commission entered into a conciliation agreement providing for the Committee to pay a civil penalty of $14,000.

AUDITS

Final Audit Report of the Commission on Randy Hultgren for Congress.  On March 13, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report of the Commission on Randy Hultgren for Congress, covering campaign finance activity between September 22, 2009 and December 31, 2010. The Commission approved a finding related to the misstatement of financial activity.

LITIGATION

FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate(Case 1:12-cv-00958-ABJ). On March 11, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia heard oral argument on the defendants’ motion to dismiss.

Free Speech v. FEC (Case 12-8078). Oral argument is scheduled for May 7 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Hassan v. FEC (Case 1:11-cv-02189-EGS).  On March 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its Per Curiam Order.

Van Hollen v. FEC (Case 1:11-cv-00766-ABJ). On March 12, the Court issued a Minute Order Lifting the Stay.

Wagner v. FEC (Case 12-5365). On March 11, the Plaintiffs-Appellants filed a Corrected Reply Brief.  Oral argument is scheduled for May 16 in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

PRESS RELEASES

Appeals Court Issues Per Curiam Order in Hassan v. FEC (issued March 11)

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

March 20, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC. “Seminar/Webinar for House and Senate Campaigns and Party Committees.” Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

March 20: March Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2013 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

OTHER RESOURCES

The Official 2012 Presidential General Election Results are available in the Library section of the website. This listing was compiled from the official election results published by state election offices.

The 2012 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available in the Public Records section of the Commission website. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.

An index to the Record news articles published in 2012 is available on the Commission website. The Record news page is available in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when new articles are posted.

The FEC Annual Reports from 1975-2006 are now available on the website. Beginning in 2007, the Commission consolidated its Annual Report with its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) to provide a single account of the agency's activities for each fiscal year.

Printed copies of the 2012 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations are now available and can be downloaded from the website. To order, call (800)424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

Instructional videos are available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/FECTube?feature=watch. These videos are also available on the Commission's E-Learning resources page at http://www.fec.gov/info/elearning.shtml.


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