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For Immediate Release
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Judith Ingram
May 23, 2014   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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Weekly Digest

Week of May 19 -23

 

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

On May 20, the Commission held an executive session.

No Commission open meetings were scheduled this week.

LITIGATION

Free Speech v. FEC (Case 13-772). On May 19, the United States Supreme Court issued an Order denying the Plaintiff’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari.

RNC, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00853). On May 23, the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, the Republican Party of Louisiana, the Jefferson Parish Republican Parish Executive Committee, the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee, and Roger Villere, Jr. filed a Verified Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint challenges provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, (the Act).

Rufer,et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00837-CRC). On May 21, Chris Rufer, the Libertarian Party of Indiana and the Libertarian National Congressional Committee Inc. filed a Verified Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  The complaint challenges provisions of the Act. The Verified Complaint was filed concurrently with a Motion for Preliminary Injunction.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND E-LEARNING

On May 21, the Commission hosted a Seminar/Webinar for Trade Associations, Labor Organizations, Membership Organizations and their PACs.

On May 19, the Commission posted three instructional videos from the Reports Analysis Division on the E-Learning section of the website. The new videos are: FECfile Introduction, FECfile for Authorized Committees and FECfile for PACs and Party Committees.

The Commission has launched FEC Connect, a new on-line training service that enables political committees and other groups to schedule live, interactive online training sessions with FEC staff. To schedule training, organizations should email speaker@fec.gov.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS

May 20: May Monthly Reports were due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

June 5: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 4: FEC Chairman Lee E. Goodman and Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel will host an informal public forum to discuss agency operations that affect local, state, and national political parties with Commissioners and senior staff.  If you would like to attend the forum in person or participate via webcast, or if you are unable to attend but would like to submit written comments, please email us at politicalpartyforum@fec.gov. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of our offices at 202-694-1000.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

June 20: June Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

July 15: July Quarterly Reports are due. For more information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

July 20: July Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

June 19, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Webinar on July Quarterly Reporting for Candidate Committees.

June 19, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Webinar on FECFile for Candidate Committees.

June 25, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Webinar on July Quarterly Reporting for PACs and Party Committees.

June 25, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Webinar on FECFile for PACs and Party Committees.

OTHER RESOURCES

The 2014 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 2014 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be downloaded from the website.  To order printed copies, call (800) 424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

The 2013 Legislative Recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.

The August 2013 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees is available on the Commission’s website.

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 2013 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.

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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