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Weekly Digests


For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
January 30, 2015   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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.pdf version of this Weekly Digest   ISSUE 2015-05
     

Weekly Digest

Week of January 26 – 30

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

No Commission open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.

ENFORCEMENT

The Commission made public a Concurring Statement of Reasons, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 6660– Angus King for U.S. Senate Campaign and S. Catherine Longley in her official capacity as treasurer; Angus King; Americans Elect; Eliot Cutler. On January 30, Commissioner Lee E. Goodman issued a Concurring Statement of Reasons.

RULEMAKING

McCutcheon v. FEC Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). The Commission published comments to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (REG 2014-01). The comment period ended on January 15, 2015.

OUTREACH

On January 26, Communications Specialists Dorothy Yeager and Kathy Carothers presented a workshop at the Association of Government Relations Professionals’ Lobbying Certificate Program in Washington, DC.

On January 27, Communications Specialist Isaac Baker discussed the law's public disclosure requirements and the Commission's role with an international delegation of government officials as part of an “Accountability in Government” program sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

On January 29, Chair Ann M. Ravel participated in a panel discussion on encouraging women's involvement and leadership in the political process and the technology sector at the Tech Superwoman Summit in San Francisco, CA.

On January 29, Communications Specialist Myles Martin discussed the Commission's role with a group of international leaders as part of a “State and Local Governments” program sponsored by the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

On January 29, the Commission issued the Statistical Summary of 21-Month Campaign Activity of the 2013-2014 Election Cycle.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

February 10 and 12: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

February 11: The Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Aggregate Biennial Contribution Limits. Live audio streaming of the hearing will be available on the Commission's website. 

February 12: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.

Meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Press Office the week of the scheduled meeting for confirmation.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS    

February 18: Webinars for Corporate PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

March 25: Webinars for Member/Labor PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

January 31, 2015: Year-End Reports are due. For information on general election reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Reporting Dates page of the Commission website.

February 20: February Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2015 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

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 2014 Legislative Recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.

The 2014 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees is 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.

The Commission has published the 2015 Record Index page. An index to previously published Record news articles 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 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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