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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
June 17, 2016   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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pdf version of this Weekly Digest   ISSUE 2016-25

Weekly Digest
Week of June 13 – 17


COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

On June 14, the Commission held an executive session.

On June 16, the Commission held an open meeting.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Advisory Opinion Request 2016-05 (Huckabee for President).  On June 16, the Commission held over discussion of a draft responding to an advisory opinion request from Huckabee for President, Inc. The requestor, the principal campaign committee for former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, asks whether a separate legal defense fund may be used to pay the amount the Committee has agreed to pay in settlement of a copyright infringement lawsuit.

LITIGATION

CREW, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:16-cv-00259-BAH). On June 13, Plaintiffs filed a Memorandum in Opposition to Commission’s and Crossroads GPS's Motions to Dismiss in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

OUTREACH

On June 15, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub met with American University students to discuss the role and work of the Commission, as well as recent developments in campaign finance law.

On June 16, Commissioner Ann M. Ravel was keynote speaker at the Women Lawyers Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association's Lean In Seminar in Palo Alto, CA.

RULEMAKING AND AGENCY PROCEDURES

REG 2016-02 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments Interim Final Rules. On June 16, the Commission approved interim final rules to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act.

Proposed Statement of Policy Regarding the Public Disclosure of Closed Enforcement Documents. On June 16, the Commission discussed a proposed statement of policy that would expand the range of records to be made publicly available on a regular basis.

Proposed Revisions to Forms 3, 3P, 3X, 6 and Instructions. On June 16, the Commission held over discussion on proposed revisions to several campaign finance reporting forms and their accompanying instructions.

FEC Email Management Policy. On June 16, the Commission held over discussion of the agency’s email retention policy.

PRESS RELEASES

FEC Approves Interim Final Rules to Adjust Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation (issued June 16)

UPCOMING FORUM

June 23, 10 a.m.: Forum hosted by Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub at the FEC: Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

June 28: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

June 30: 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

June 22: Webinar on Reporting for Candidate Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

June 22: Webinar on FECfile for Candidate Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

June 29: Webinar on FECfile for PACs and Party Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

June 20: June Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2016 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

July 15:  July Quarterly Reports are due.  For more information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2016 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

July 20: July Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2016 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

DISCLOSURE INITIATIVES

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ADDITIONAL RESEARCH MATERIALS

Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.

The 2016 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 Commission has published the June Record newsletter. Sign up to receive email notification when new Record articles are posted.

The 2016 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.

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