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For Immediate Release
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Judith Ingram
October 9, 2015   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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Weekly Digest
Week of October 5 – 9


COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

On October 5, the Commission held an executive session.

No Commission open meetings were scheduled this week.

ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

The Commission made public two campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Administrative Fines (AF) program, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

AF 2954 – Barfield for Congress and Tufanna L. Thomas, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $275.

AF 2997 – Ron Leach for Congress and Theresa Drake, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $3,620.

LITIGATION

Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC (Case 13-5358). On October 8, the Appellants filed a Petition for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate, et al. (Case 14-5297). On October 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral argument.

Levinthal, et al v. FEC (Case 1:15-cv-01624-APM). On October 5, Dave Levinthal and the Center for Public Integrity filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Miller v. FEC (formerly Wagner, et al. v. FEC). On October 2, Jan Miller filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, sitting en banc, issued its July 2015 decision in the case.

Stop Hillary PAC v. FEC (Case 1:15-cv-01208-GBL-IDD). On October 6, the plaintiffs filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction and a Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

OUTREACH

On October 6, Communications Specialist Isaac Baker discussed campaign finance law and Commission operations with a group of students from American University.

On October 7, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub met with students in an American University program to discuss the role and work of the Commission as well as recent developments in campaign finance law.

On October 8, Judith Ingram and Christian Hilland of the Press Office and Jason Bucelato of the Public Records Office hosted an online discussion of the Commission’s disclosure systems with a group of journalism students from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland.

On October 9, Rosa Marshall, the Acting Assistant Branch Chief of RAD's Party/Non-Party Committee Branch, gave a Best Practices presentation at a compliance training event for Democratic state party staff in Denver, Colorado.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

On October 5, the Commission’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) made public its Review of Outstanding Recommendations as of August 2015, OIG Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan and OIG Strategic Plan - 2016 - 2020.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

October 27: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

October 29: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session and 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    

October 20-21, San Diego, CA, Regional Conference for House & Senate Campaigns, Political Party Committees and Corporate/Trade/Labor PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

October 15: October Quarterly Reports are due. For more information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2015 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

October 20: October 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 2015 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 2015 edition of the Federal Election Campaign Finance Laws is available on the Commission website and in print. The compilation contains all federal campaign finance laws (including a conversion table showing the recent changes from Title 2 U.S.C. to Title 52 U.S.C.). To order a copy at no charge, contact the Commission's Information Division at (800) 424-9530 (press 6, when prompted) or email info@fec.gov.

The 2015 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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