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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

    Federal Election Commission Approves Advisory Opinion, holds Administrative Review Hearing| site |


    (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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  • 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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