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For Immediate Release   Contact:  Judith Ingram
July 7, 2015   Julia Queen
    Christian Hilland
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Court of Appeals Issues Opinion in Wagner, et al. v. FEC


WASHINGTON – Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its Opinion and Per Curiam Judgment in Wagner, et al. v. FEC (Case 13-5162). The Court upheld the Federal Election Campaign Act’s federal contractor contribution ban as applied to contributions by individual contractors to candidate and party committees in connection with federal elections.



The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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