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For Immediate Release Contact Judith Ingram
April 12, 2013 Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
   
  ISSUE 2013-15

Weekly Digest
Week of April 8 – 12

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

On April 9, the Commission held an executive session.

On April 11, the Commission held an open meeting. Click here for agendas and related documents for open meetings. Click here for audio recordings for selected meetings, hearings and presentations.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Request Received

AOR 2013-02 (Winslow). On April 10, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2013-02. Dan Winslow is a candidate for Senate in the April 30 Massachusetts special election.  He asks whether his committee may apply the "spouse contribution rule" to contributions from same-sex couples who are lawfully married under the laws of a state that recognizes same-sex marriage. The Commission will accept written comments on the request during the 10-day period following publication of the request (no later than April 22, 2013) and shall issue a response no later than 20 days after receipt of the complete request, specifically by April 29, 2013.

AUDITS

Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the California Republican Party/V8. On April 11, the Commission discussed the Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the California Republican Party/V8, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The Commission approved a finding related to the misstatement of Levin Fund activity. The Commission did not approve by the required four affirmative votes either a finding on the reporting of debts and obligations or a finding on the extension of credit by a commercial vendor. The Audit Division will prepare the Proposed Final Audit Report within 30 days.

LITIGATION

Conway for Senate v. FEC (Case 3:12-cv-00244-CRS-JDM). On April 12, the Commission filed its Memorandum in Reply to Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate (Case 1:12-cv-00958-ABJ). On April 11, the defendants filed an Answer to the complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Free Speech v. FEC (Case 13-8033). On April 11, Plaintiff-Appellant filed a Supplemental Brief and Addendum in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. On the same day, the Commission filed its Supplemental Brief.

OUTREACH

On April 8, Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law about his work as a Commissioner.

On April 10, Commissioner Caroline C. Hunter met with Ayisha Osori, the CEO of The Nigerian Women's Trust Fund and an Eisenhower Fellow, to discuss the work of the Commission.

PRESS RELEASES

FEC Votes on Findings in an Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum (issued April 11)

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

April 24, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC. “Seminar/Webinar for Corporations and their PACs.” Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

May 22, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC. “Seminar/Webinar for Trade Associations, Labor Organizations, Membership Organizations and their PACs.” Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

April 15: April Quarterly Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2013 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

April 20: April 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 2013 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.

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.

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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