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  • Bundled Contributions by Lobbyists/Registrants and Lobbyist/Registrant PACs
    This table contains links to reports of contributions bundled by lobbyists/registrants (registered with the Secretary of Senate and the Clerk of the House) and the PACs of lobbyists and registrants.
  • Candidate and Committee Viewer
    Search for and find a federal candidate, political committee, or other campaign finance report filer. The viewer includes two-year summaries, report summaries, images of reports and statements and viewable and downloadable electronic filings.
  • Electioneering Communications
    This downloadable page allows you to search all Electioneering Communication filings.
  • Independent Expenditures
    This sortable table allows you to search all transactions reported on 24- and 48-hour notices of independent expenditures.
  • Larger Data Sets
    This page, which is updated weekly, provides bulk data of all campaign finance reports available through the Commission's FTP server.
  • Unofficial Senate Electronic Reports
    Search for electronic reports that have been filed voluntarily by Senate candidates. While all Senate candidates are required to submit their reports on paper, some Senate candidates additionally file unofficial copies in an electronic format.


  • Hybrid PACs: Political Committees with Non-Contribution Accounts
    This page displays a list of all political committees that have registered with the FEC as nonconnected committees consistent with the stipulated judgment in Carey v. FEC (2011): committees that may solicit and accept unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, labor organizations, and other political committees to a segregated bank account for the purpose of financing independent expenditures, while maintaining a separate bank account, subject to all of the statutory amount limitations and source prohibitions, that is permitted to make contributions to federal candidates.
  • Leadership PACs and Sponsors
    Search for and find a federal candidate, political committee, or other campaign finance report filer. The viewer includes two-year summaries, report summaries, images of reports and statements and viewable and downloadable electronic filings.
  • Lobbyist/Registrant PACs
    This table lists all political committees that have registered with the FEC as Lobbyist/Registrant PACs.
  • New Committees: New Statement of Organization Filings (FEC Form 1)
    This page lists recently-filed Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1) submissions received by the FEC since Jan 1, 2011. FEC Form 1 indicates the formation of a new political committee.
  • PAC Count
    This page displays the total number of political action committees (PACs) by type from 1974 through the current calendar year. Note that these totals include only PACs that have not been terminated.
  • Super PACs: Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees (IEOPCs)
    This page lists all political committees that have registered with the FEC as Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees (IEOPCs), committees that may receive unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, and labor unions for the purpose of financing independent expenditures and other independent political activity, but do not make direct contributions.
  • 2016 Presidential Form 2 Filers
    The table lists all individuals who have filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the FEC to register as a 2016 presidential candidate.
  • 2016 Presidential Exploratory Committees
    This table lists each committee that has identified itself as a presidential exploratory committee on its Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1) since the last presidential election. It is important to note that this is not a comprehensive list of 2016 presidential exploratory committees as these committee types are not required to register or file disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission.


  • Advisory Opinions
    Search Advisory Opinions issued by the Commission and pending Advisory Opinion requests. Advisory Opinions are official Commission responses to questions regarding the application of federal campaign finance law to specific factual situations.
  • Hearings
    This page lists upcoming and past Commission hearings and includes links to relevant documents.
  • Litigation
    This page provides information on ongoing and closed litigation cases.
  • Open and Executive Sessions
    This page provides meeting agendas, sunshine notices and agenda documents.


  • Administrative Fine Program
    This table lists closed Administrative Fine cases, identifying the report that triggered the fine. Administrative fines should not be confused with civil penalties that originate in closed enforcement matters called Matters Under Review (MURS). All case documents disclosed under the Administrative Fine Program can be found through the Commission's Enforcement Query System (EQS).
  • Audit Process and Reports
    This page provides information on the Commission's audit process.
  • Campaign Finance Report Review Process
    This page provides an overview of the process involving the review of campaign finance reports and highlights information on Requests for Additional Information (RFAIs).
  • Civil Fine Penalties Chart
    This chart shows closed enforcement cases, called Matters Under Review (MURs), that resulted in civil penalties of $50,000 or more.
  • Complaint Process
    This guidebook summarizes the Commission's general enforcement policies and procedures and provides a step-by-step guide through the Commission's enforcement process. A general overview of the complaint process that is geared towards the general public can be found here.
  • Enforcement Query System (EQS)
    Search closed enforcement matters: Matters Under Review (MUR), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) cases, and Administrative Fines.
  • Enforcement and Compliance Statistics
    This page provides statistics on the number of enforcement and compliance cases completed by the Commission in a given year.


  • Campaign Guides
    This page allows you to access FEC Campaign Guides, informational booklets detailing the requirements of federal campaign finance laws, Commission regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Contribution Limits
    This page provides current contribution limits.
  • Presidential and Convention Public Funding Program Overview
    This page outlines the rules on public funding of Presidential campaigns and provides campaign finance data for primary and general election candidates and nominating conventions of major political parties that participated in the funding program.
  • Reporting Dates
    This page provides upcoming filing deadlines for committees and other filers.


  • Election Results
    This page provides federal election results. Every two years, the Commission publishes a compilation of the official, certified federal election results obtained from each state's election office and other official sources. If you need additional election results, you will need to contact individual state offices.
  • Freedom of Information Act Requestor's Guide
    This page provides an overview of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process at the Commission and includes information about submitting a FOIA request.
  • State Disclosure and Election Directory
    This page provides State Campaign Finance and Election Office contact information.


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