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New On-line Password System for E-Filers
Beginning Wednesday, May 15, committees registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will be able to obtain or change their electronic filing password on-line at http://www.fec.gov/elecfil/passwords.shtml. Read more...
AO 2012-38 – Socialist Workers Party
The Federal Election Commission has renewed until December 31, 2016, the partial reporting exemption for the Socialist Workers Party, the Socialist Workers Party National Campaign Committee, other Socialist Workers Party committees, and authorized committees of Federal candidates of the Socialist Workers Party (henceforth "SWP" or "SWP committees"). Read more...
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Technological Modernization
On April 25, 2013, the Commission approved an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comment on possible updates to its regulations to address electronic transactions and other technological advances. Read more...
AO 2013-02 – DOMA Limits Application of Spouse Contribution
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibits a candidate’s principal campaign committee from applying the spousal contribution rule to contributions it accepts from same-sex couples married under state law. However, the Commission said it would revisit this issue if the Supreme Court finds DOMA to be unconstitutional. Read more...
FEC Summarizes Campaign Activity of the 2011-2012 Election
Federal candidates, parties and political action committees (PACs) raised and spent more than $7 billion during 2011 and 2012, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. This sum includes nearly $1.3 billion in independent expenditures and electioneering communications. Read more...
FEC to Host May 22 Seminar/Webinar for Trade Associations, Membership
and Labor Organizations and their Political Action Committees
The Commission will hold a seminar for trade associations, membership and labor organizations and their political action committees (PACs) at its Washington, DC, headquarters on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The seminar will also be offered as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person. Read more...
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