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  • Federal Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel

    Federal Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: July 15, 2021) Washington - - The Federal Election Commission has appointed Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel. Mr. Kitcher, whose appointment becomes effective July 18, oversees the Enforcement Division, which is the largest division of the Office of General Counsel. The 45-person Enforcement Division recommends to the Commission appropriate action to take with respect to administrative complaints and apparent violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), investigates alleged violations, and negotiates conciliation agreements. Mr. Kitcher joined the Commission in December 2012 as a staff attorney in the Litigation Division. In August 2017, he was promoted to Acting Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and served in that role...
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  • Federal Election Commission Approves Advisory Opinion - - Kelly - - Considers others

    Federal Election Commission Approves Advisory Opinion - - Kelly - - Considers others| site |




    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: July 15, 2021) Washington - - The Federal Election Commission today approved an advisory opinion and discussed and held over an advisory opinion request. The Commission was unable to reach consensus by the required four affirmative votes on a motion to amend a directive governing the content of regular staff reports to the Commission. Advisory Opinion 2021-06 (Rep. Robin Kelly/Democratic Party of Illinois) The Commission approved an advisory opinion in response to a request from Rep. Kelly and the Democratic Party of Illinois. Rep. Kelly was elected chair of the Democratic State Central Committee, which governs the Democratic Party of Illinois. The Commission concluded that the state party may raise funds in amounts and from sources prohibited by the Federal Election Campaign Act o...
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  • Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. v. FEC

    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. v. FEC | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: June 3, 2021)

    Washington - - A three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-908), denying the Commission’s motion for summary judgment and granting the Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment.

    On April 1, 2019, Ted Cruz for Senate and Senator Cruz filed suit against the Commission alleging that the limit on repayment of candidate loans at 52 U.S.C. § 30116(j) violates the First Amendment to the Constitution. The three-judge panel concurred.
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  • District Court issues Opinion in Public Citizen, et al. v FEC

    District Court issues Opinion in Public Citizen, et al. v FEC

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    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: March 17, 2021)

    Washington - - The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in Public Citizen, et al. v. FEC (Case 14-00148), granting the Commission’s and Intervenor-Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment and denying Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment. The lawsuit, filed on January 31, 2014, challenged the Commission’s dismissal of the Plaintiffs’ administrative complaint against Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies (MUR 6396). The complaint had alleged that Crossroads GPS violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), by not registering and reporting as a political committee. The Commission lacked the required votes to open an investigation and the matter was dismissed. The Court h
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  • FEC Discusses possible Use of Campaign Funds for Residential and Personal Security, Approves Audit Division Recommendations

    Federal Election Commission Discusses possible Use of Campaign Funds for Residential and Personal Security, Approves Audit Division Recommendations | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: March 11, 2021)


    Washington - - At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission discussed the possible use of campaign funds for residential and personal security and approved an Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum and a Proposed Final Audit Report.

    Draft Interpretive Rule on Use of Campaign Funds by Members of Congress for Personal and Residential Security. The Commission discussed a draft interpretive rule to provide guidance to members of Congress on the use of campaign funds to pay for personal and residential security. The Commission requests comments on the draft by March 18, 2021, addressed to the Commission Secretary at [email protected], and plans to hold a vote
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  • Federal Election Commission Approves Advisory Opinion, holds Administrative Review Hearing

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    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: February 25, 2021)

    Washington - - At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission approved an advisory opinion. The Commission also held an administrative review hearing at the request of a 2016 presidential campaign committee regarding a matching funds repayment determination made by the Commission in 2019.

    Advisory Opinion Request 2021-02 (FEN-PAC) The Commission approved an advisory opinion request from the Full Employment Now-Political Action Committee (FEN-PAC), an independent expenditure-only political committee, regarding whether it may use aggregate data about FEN-PAC contributors in communications with members of Congress and Congressional candidates on matters involving legislative and policy issues. The Commission concluded
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  • Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in FEC v. Rivera

    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in FEC v. Rivera

    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues Opinion in FEC v. Rivera | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: February 23, 2021)

    Washington - - The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued an Order in FEC v. Rivera (Case No. 17-22643) on Tuesday, granting the Commission’s Motion for Summary Judgment.

    In 2017, the Commission brought suit against David Rivera, a former member of Congress from Florida’s 25th Congressional District, alleging that he had knowingly and willfully made contributions in the name of another in connection with the 2012 primary election campaign of another candidate in the state’s 26th Congressional District. The Commission sought a civil penalty of $456,000, which the district court granted.
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  • Federal Election Commission announces 2021-2022 Campaign Cycle Contribution Limits

    Federal Election Commission announces 2021-2022 Campaign Cycle Contribution Limits

    Federal Election Commission announces 2021-2022 Campaign Cycle Contribution Limits | site |




    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: February 2, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Election Commission announced updated contribution limits that have been indexed for inflation and are effective for federal elections in 2021-22. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) included provisions that indexed some contribution limits for inflation. The limit on individuals’ contributions to candidates, for example, was set at $2,000 per election in BCRA; it is adjusted at the start of each new election cycle. Adjustments are announced after the Department of Labor determines the inflation rate for the previous election year. During the current two-year election cycle the limit for contributions by individuals to federal candidates for President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of R...
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  • Federal Election Commission holds Audit Hearing, Approves Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum

    Federal Election Commission holds Audit Hearing, Approves Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: January 28, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Election Commission today held an audit hearing and an open meeting, where it approved an Audit Division recommendation memorandum. The Commission had previously approved by tally vote an advisory opinion that was on the open meeting agenda.

    Draft Final Audit Report on the Grassroots Victory PAC. The Commission held a hearing to discuss the Draft Final Audit Report of the Audit Division on the Grassroots Victory PAC, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. The draft report contains a finding of Misstatement of Financial Activity – Increased Activity.

    Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Mississippi Republican Party. At its open
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  • Federal Election Commission approves Advisory Opinion, Audit Documents

    Federal Election Commission approves Advisory Opinion, Audit Documents

    Federal Election Commission approves Advisory Opinion, Audit Documents | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: January 14, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Election Commission today unanimously approved an advisory opinion and an Audit Division recommendation memorandum. The Commission approved a Proposed Final Audit Report and another recommendation memorandum in a tally vote prior to its open meeting, and it held over discussion of a third recommendation memorandum.

    Welcoming Remarks Chair Shana M. Broussard opened the meeting today with remarks based on a written statement.

    Advisory Opinion 2020-02 (Bertrand) The Commission approved an advisory opinion in response to a request from Jean-Marc Bertrand, agreeing to a revised final text in a tally vote completed after the open meeting. Based on Mr. Bertrand’s representation that he is a U.S. citizen, the Commission
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