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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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  • Statistical Summary of 21-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle

    Statistical Summary of 21-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle

    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 21-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: January 13, 2021) Presidential candidates raised $3.6 billion and spent over $3.3 billion in the first 21 months of the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Congressional candidates collected approximately $3 billion and disbursed approximately $2.3 billion, political parties received $2.2 billion and spent nearly $1.8 billion, and political action committees (PACs) raised approximately $9.1 billion and spent nearly $8.2 billion in the 21-month period. Disbursements for independent expenditures reported in this period totaled $1.4 billion. Electioneering communications and communication costs reported to the Commiss...
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  • Federal Election Commission Chair and Vice Chair Elected

    Federal Election Commission Chair and Vice Chair Elected

    Federal Election Commission Chair and Vice Chair Elected | site |



    Shana M. Broussard elected Chair, Allen Dickerson elected Vice Chair for 2021


    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: December 22, 2020)

    Washington - - The Federal Election Commission has elected Shana M. Broussard to serve as Chair and Allen Dickerson as Vice Chair for 2021.

    Commissioners Broussard and Dickerson were sworn in as Commissioners last week, along with Commissioner Sean J. Cooksey. The three were nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate earlier this month. Commissioner Broussard of Louisiana joined the Commission in 2008 as an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the Office of General Counsel. Beginning in 2015, she served on detail as Counsel for Commissioner Steven T. Walther. Commissioner Broussard earned her B.A. from Dillard University and her J.D...
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  • Media Bureau Guidance on Lowest Unit Charge for Post-Election Ads

    Media Bureau Guidance on Lowest Unit Charge for Post-Election Ads

    Media Bureau Guidance on Lowest Unit Charge for Post-Election Ads | site |



    (November 2, 2020) - - Today, November 2, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published/released a Public Notice titled:


    MEDIA BUREAU PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON ENTITLEMENT TO LOWEST UNIT CHARGE FOR POST-ELECTION POLITICAL ADVERTISING


    The Public Notice is visible on the FCC website at:


    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...20-1305A1.docx | Word Docx |


    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...-20-1305A1.pdf | Pdf |


    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...-20-1305A1.txt | Txt |
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  • Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC

    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC | site |


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 20-2485) on Monday, denying Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction.
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  • Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle

    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle | site |


    Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion

    Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the (United States) Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information: Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion and spent over $2.5 billion in the first 18 months of the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion and disbursed approximately $1.2 billion, political parties received $1.4 billion and spent nearly $1.1 billion, and political action committees (PACs) raised over $5.2 billion and spent over $4.4 billion in the 18-mont...
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  • Federal Communications Commission proposes a nearly 10 Million Dollars Fine for Spoofed Robocalls during California State Election

    Federal Communications Commission proposes a nearly $10 Million Fine for Spoofed Robocalls during California State Election| site |



    FCC says San Diego-Area Telemarketer Apparently Spoofed Competitor’s Phone Number to Spread False Allegation Against State Assembly Candidate


    (December 13, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, December 12, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed to impose a $9,997,750 fine on Kenneth Moser and his telemarketing company Marketing Support Systems for apparently making more than 47,000 unlawful spoofed robocalls over a two-day period. Moser apparently unlawfully spoofed the telephone number assigned to another telemarketing company when transmitting prerecorded voice calls containing false accusations against a political candidate shortly before California’s 2018 primary election. Moser was in the busines...
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  • Appeals Court issues Opinion in Lieu, et al. v. FEC

    Appeals Court issues Opinion in Lieu, et al. v. FEC

    Appeals Court issues Opinion in Lieu, et al. v. FEC| site |



    (October 3, 2019) - - Today (October 3, 2019), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday issued a Per Curiam order in Lieu, et al. v. FEC, (USCA Case 19-5072), finding moot the Appellants’ motion to hold in abeyance and granting the Commission’s motion for summary affirmance. In November 2016, Representative Ted Lieu, Representative Walter Jones, Senator Jeff Merkley, State Senator (Ret.) John Howe, Zephyr Teachout and Michael Wager filed a complaint challenging the Commission’s unanimous dismissal of MUR 7101 (House Majority PAC). In February, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that the Commission’s dismissal of MUR 7101 was not contrary to law because the Commission properly applied the D.C. Circuit’s en banc ruling in SpeechNow.Org
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  • Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of Six-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle

    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of Six-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle | site |




    (September 26, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Election Commission published the following information:

    Presidential candidates raised $337.1 million and spent $159.9 million in the first six months of the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Congressional candidates collected $389 million and disbursed $172.2 million, political parties received $353.7 million and spent $279.9 million, and political action committees (PACs) raised $958.2 million and spent $818.7 million in the six-month period. Disbursements for independent expenditures reported in this period totaled $11.3 million. Communication costs reported to the Commission totaled $52,649.



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  • Federal Election Commission Remains Open for Business, Despite Lack of Quorum

    Federal Election Commission Remains Open for Business, Despite Lack of Quorum

    Federal Election Commission Remains Open for Business, Despite Lack of Quorum | site |



    (September 1, 2019) - - Today (September 1, 2019), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON–On September 1, 2019, the Federal Election Commission began working without a quorum of four Commissioners. While the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), requires an affirmative vote by four Commissioners to make decisions in many areas, including regulations, advisory opinions, audit matters and enforcement, the Commission remains open for business. Staff continues to further the agency’s vital mission of administering the nation’s campaign finance laws.

    The requirements of the Act and Commission regulations remain in effect, and political committees and other filers must continue to disclose their campaign finance activity to the Commission on the regular schedule. FEC staff remains ready
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