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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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AO 2016-15: Joint Fundraising Committee May Hold Contributions in Escrow Pending State Party Status Determinations
(Posted 10/28/2016; By: Myles Martin)

A joint fundraising committee may solicit, accept, and hold in escrow certain contributions designated for participating committees, pending their recognition as state party committees. If the Commission approves state party status for the committees, they would be able to accept twice as much from an individual contributor as they can accept currently—up to $10,000 per calendar year, rather than $5,000 per calendar year. Read more...

Commission Seeks Comments on Internet Disclaimer Notices
(Posted 10/18/2016; By Zainab Smith)

On October 18, 2016, the Commission published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Internet Communication Disclaimers. The Commission will hold a hearing on these issues on February 1, 2017. Comments and/or requests to testify at the hearing must be received on or before December 19, 2016. Read more...

AOR 2016-13: Martins for Congress
(Posted 10/13/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On October 11, 2016, the Commission concluded its consideration of Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2016-13, from Martins for Congress, without issuing an opinion. Read more...

Winding Down the Campaign and Post-General Reporting Webinar
(Posted 10/11/2016; By Isaac Baker)

On November 16, 2016, the Commission will host a webinar to help candidate committees prepare to wind down their campaigns and file their 30 Day Post-General (30G) Reports. The workshop will include information on filling out the Post-Election Detailed Summary Page, raising funds to retire campaign debt, settling outstanding debts and terminating a committee. Read more...

Commission Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking on Activities of State, District and Local Political Party Committees
Posted 10/07/2016; By Myles Martin)

On October 7, 2016, the Commission published a Notice of Availability seeking comment on whether it should revise existing rules that require state, district and local party committees to use federal funds to pay for certain activities. Read more...

Petition for Rulemaking on Party Accounts and Convention Committees
(Posted 10/07/2016; By Zainab Smith)

On October 7, 2016, the Commission published a Notice of Availability seeking public comments on a petition for rulemaking on national party committee accounts and convention committees. Read more...

FEC Will Not Appeal District Court Decision in CREW v. FEC (DDC 14-1419)
(Posted 10/06/2016)

The Federal Election Commission will not appeal the recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington et al. v FEC (Case 1:14-cv-01419-CRC). Read more...

AO 2016-10: U.S. Citizen Residing Abroad May Solicit Contributions to State and Local Party Committees
(Posted 10/04/2016; By Myles Martin)

A U.S. citizen living in Canada may solicit contributions or donations to state and local political party committees so long as she does not knowingly solicit any foreign national. Her solicitations need not reference the ban on soliciting foreign nationals, and she is free to inform the state or local parties that she is soliciting contributions to those party committees. Read more...

Revisions to Several FEC Forms and Instructions Released
(Posted 10/03/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On October 3, 2016, the Commission posted on its website revised versions of several reporting forms and instructions. The form changes are technical and cosmetic in nature, and are intended to assist with compliance, provide clearer disclosure, and make the agency's forms more consistent with one another. Read more...



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