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The FEC Record is an on-line 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 then 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 www.adobe.com.

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Latest Articles:

Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats (“Stop PAC”), et al. v. FEC
(Posted 4/22/2014; By Myles Martin)

On April 14, 2014, a group of political committees and a federal candidate filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia challenging certain Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) contribution limits for “multicandidate” and “non-multicandidate” political committees. Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats (“Stop PAC”), Niger Innis, Niger Innis for Congress, Tea Party Leadership Fund (the “Tea Party Fund”) and the Alexandria Republican City Committee (“City Committee”) (collectively, Plaintiffs) claim that the limits infringe upon their First Amendment rights of association and expression and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. Read more...


2014 Edition of 11 CFR Now Available
(Posted 4/18/2014; By Alex Knott)

Printed copies of the 2014 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are now available from the Commission. Read more...


2014 Combined Federal/State Disclosure Directory Now Available
(Posted 4/18/2014; By Alex Knott)

The 2014 edition of the Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory is available on the Commission’s website (www.fec.gov). This directory identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings. Read more...


James v. FEC
(Posted 4/15/2014; By Isaac Baker)

On April 7, 2014, the Supreme Court vacated a district court judgment in James v. Federal Election Commission and remanded the case for further consideration in light of its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. Read more...


McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Finds Aggregate Biennial Limits Unconstitutional
(Posted 4/15/2014; By Alex Knott)

On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC that struck down the aggregate limits on the amount an individual may contribute during a two-year period to all federal candidates, parties and political action committees combined. By a vote of 5-4, the Court ruled that the biennial aggregate limits are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Read more...


FEC to Host May 21 Seminar/Webinar for Trade Associations, Membership and Labor Organizations and their PACs
(Posted 4/10/2014; By Molly Niewenhous)

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 21, 2014. The seminar will also be offered as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person. Read more...


AO 2014-01: Party Committee May Use Predecessor’s Funds
(Posted 4/8/2014; By Isaac Baker)

A California party committee may transfer in funds from its predecessor’s dormant federal account and use them for federal election activity, so long as the committee makes best efforts to disclose the sources of the transferred funds. Read more...


Libertarian National Committee v. FEC
(Posted 4/8/2014; By Zainab Smith)

On March 26, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed as moot the Libertarian National Committee’s (LNC) challenge to the Federal Election Campaign Act’s (the Act) limits on contributions to national political party committees as applied to a bequest the LNC received from the estate of Raymond Groves Burrington. Read more...


Convention Funding Eliminated
(Posted 4/4/2014; By Alex Knott)

President Barack Obama signed legislation on April 3, 2014, that will end the public funding of presidential nominating conventions. Read more...


 

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