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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 www.adobe.com.

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Latest Articles:

FEC Announces Departure of Acting General Counsel Daniel A. Petalas
(Posted 08/23/2016)

Acting General Counsel Daniel A. Petalas will leave the Federal Election Commission next month to become an owner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer, where he will practice in the White Collar, Political Law, and Litigation practice areas. Read more...


FEC Adopts Interim Verification Procedure for Filings Containing Possibly False or Fictitious Information
(Posted 08/19/2016)

The Federal Election Commission announced an interim procedure staff will follow to verify information in filings from the 2016 election cycle that appear to be unlawfully false or fictitious. Read more...


Commission Appoints Associate General Counsels
(Posted 08/15/2016)

The Federal Election Commission has appointed Kevin Deeley as Associate General Counsel of the Office of General Counsel’s Litigation Division and Adav Noti as Associate General Counsel of the Office of General Counsel's Policy Division. Read more...


FEC Cites Campaigns in Alaska and Wyoming for Failure to File Required Report
(Posted 08/12/2016)

The Federal Election Commission has cited four campaign committees for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for primary elections being held on August 16, 2016, in Alaska and Wyoming. Read more...


Hawaii Special Election Reporting: 1st District
(Posted 08/12/2016; By Katherine Carothers)

Hawaii will hold a special general election to fill the U.S. House seat in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District of the late Representative Mark Takai. The Special General will be held November 8, 2016. Read more...


Ohio Special Democratic Primary Election Reporting: 8th District
(Posted 08/10/2016; By Katherine Carothers)

Ohio will hold a special primary election to fill the vacancy on the November 8, 2016, general election ballot that was created by the withdrawal of Democratic nominee Corey Foister. The Special Primary will be held September 13, 2016. Read more...


Pursuing America's Greatness v. FEC (Appeals Court)
(Posted 08/09/2016; By Myles Martin)

On August 2, 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of Pursuing America's Greatness's (PAG) request for a preliminary injunction against the application of a Commission regulation, 11 CFR 102.14(a), to PAG’s websites and social media pages. Read more...


FEC Cites Campaigns in Minnesota and Wisconsin for Failure to File Required Report
(Posted 08/05/2016)

The Federal Election Commission has cited four campaign committees for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for primary elections being held on August 9, 2016, in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Read more...


AO 2016-06: SSF May Conduct Proposed Online Activity
(Posted 08/04/2016; By Isaac Baker)

A trade association PAC may conduct proposed activities via what it has described as an “online candidate interaction and fundraising platform. Read more...


FEC Cites Tennessee Campaigns for Failure to File Required Report
(Posted 08/02/2016)

The Federal Election Commission has cited two campaign committees for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for Tennessee’s primary election that is being held on August 4, 2016. Read more...


Commission Certifies Additional Federal Matching Funds for Stein
(Posted 08/02/2016)

The Federal Election Commission has certified a payment of $213,181.77 in federal matching funds to Jill Stein for President. The certified amount was in response to the third regular submission for matching funds made by Stein, the Green Party's presidential candidate for 2016. Read more...


New Disclosure Policy for Closed Enforcement Matters and Other Agency Documents
(Posted 08/02/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On August 2, 2016, the Commission published a statement of policy that expands the range of publicly available records on the agency's enforcement and administrative functions. 81 Fed. Reg. 50,702. Read more...


Pillar of Law Institute, et al. v. FEC (District Court)
(Posted 08/02/2016; By Zainab Smith)

On July 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming entered a Consent Order and Judgment whereby the Commission agreed not to enforce the ban on corporate contributions against the Pillar of Law Institute ("Pillar") and two unnamed plaintiffs (collectively, "Plaintiffs") with respect to contributions to convention delegates. 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 info@fec.gov. Greg Scott, Assistant Staff Director, Information Division; George Smaragdis, Deputy Assistant Staff Director, Publications; Dorothy Yeager, Sr. Communications Specialist