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The FEC Record is an online resource for political committees and others interested in latest information on the Commission and the federal campaign finance law. Until August 2011, the Commission published the Record as a monthly newsletter. Now, the agency posts articles as news happens, then compiles those articles at the end of each month. To view or print those monthly compilations or the archived monthly newsletters, you'll need to download a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software at

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Commission Holds Hearing on McCutcheon Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(Posted 03/03/2015; By Alex Knott)

The Commission held a public hearing on February 11, 2015, to receive input on possible changes to its rules in light of the Supreme Court’s April 2014 decision in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC. Read more...

AO 2014-21: Disaffiliation of Two SSFs
(Posted 02/23/2015; By Myles Martin)

Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. PAC is no longer affiliated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association PAC because the relationship between the organizations has changed. As a result, the two separate segregated funds (SSFs) no longer share limits on the contributions they receive or make. Read more...

FEC to Host March 25 Webinar for Member/Labor Organizations and their PACs
(Posted 02/19/2015; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for membership and labor organizations and their political action committees (PACs) on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting these organizations and their PACs. Read more...

FEC Issues Interim Reporting Guidance for National Party Committee Accounts
(Posted 02/18/2015)

On February 13, 2015, the Federal Election Commission issued interim reporting guidance for national party committee accounts. Read more...

Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits Adjusted
(Posted 02/03/2015; By Christopher Berg)

The 2015 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available.

The limits are:

Contribution Limits for 2015-2016
(Posted 02/03/2015; By Christopher Berg)

Under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act), certain contribution limits are indexed for inflation every two years, based on the change in the cost of living since 2001, which is the base year for adjusting these limits. The inflation-adjusted limits are: Read more...

Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold Raised
(Posted 02/03/2015; By Christopher Berg)

The Federal Election Campaign Act, as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), requires certain political committees to disclose contributions bundled by lobbyists/registrants and lobbyist/registrant PACs once the contributions exceed a specified threshold amount. The Commission must adjust the threshold amount for inflation at the beginning of each calendar year. Read more...


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The FEC Record is produced by the Information Division, Office of Communications. Toll free 800-424-9530; Local 202-694-1100; Email Greg Scott, Director; Alex Knott, Senior Writer/Editor; Dorothy Yeager, Production Manager