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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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Latest Articles:

Federal Election Commission Certifies Federal Matching Funds for Stein
(Posted 01/17/2017)

The Federal Election Commission has certified a payment of $134,900 in federal matching funds to Jill Stein for President in connection with the 2016 presidential primary election. The certified amount was in response to a submission for matching funds made by Stein, the Green Party's presidential candidate for 2016. Read more...

FEC to Host February 21 Webinar for Corporations and their PACs
(Posted 01/11/2017; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for corporations and their political action committees (PACs) on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting corporations and their PACs. Read more...

Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of December 31, 2016
(Posted 01/04/2017; By Dorothy Yeager)

Advisory Opinion Requests (AORs) pending before the Commission as of the end of the month are listed below. Procedures for commenting on pending AORs are described here. Read more...

McChesney v. FEC (8:16-cv-00168) (District Court)
(Posted 01/04/2017; By Christopher Berg)

On December 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted the Commission’s motion to dismiss in the matter of McChesney v. FEC. Bart McLeay for U.S. Senate, Inc., and Robert McChesney, in his official capacity as Treasurer, had filed suit alleging that a final determination and civil money penalty assessed against them under the Commission's Administrative Fine Program (AFP) were invalid. Read more...

Reports Due in 2017
(Posted 01/03/2017; By Katherine Carothers)

This article on filing requirements for 2017 is supplemented by the reporting tables linked at Read more...

Commission Publishes Technical Corrections to CFR
(Posted 12/23/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

The Commission has published in the Federal Register a series of technical changes to various sections of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Read more...

Using Campaign Funds for Congressional Transition Expenses
(Posted 12/20/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

This article discusses the use of campaign funds for transition expenses by newly-elected U.S. Representatives and Senators and by members of Congress leaving office due to retirement, election loss or resignation. Read more...

FEC to Host Year-End Reporting and E-Filing Webinars
(Posted 12/14/2016; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will offer its annual Year-End Reporting and FECFile workshops in January 2017. The webinars for PACs and party committees will be held on January 18, while the webinars for candidates will be offered on January 25. Read more...

Commission Elects Officers for 2017
(Posted 12/14/2016)

At its open meeting of December 8, 2016, the Federal Election Commission elected Steven T. Walther as Chairman and Caroline C. Hunter as Vice Chair for 2016. Mr. Walther has served previously as both Chairman and Vice Chairman, as has Ms. Hunter. Read more...


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