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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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FEC to Host June 24 FECFile Webinar for Candidate Committees
(Posted 05/14/2015; By Isaac Baker)

On June 24, 2015, the Commission is offering a FECFile webinar for campaign committees as they prepare to file their July Quarterly reports. This webinar will demonstrate the Commission’s FECFile software and address questions FECFile users may have concerning the software. Read more..

Illinois Special Election Reporting: 18th District
(Posted 05/05/2015; By Katherine Carothers)

Illinois will hold special primary and general elections to fill the U.S. House seat in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District vacated by Representative Aaron Schock. The Special Primary will be held on July 7, 2015, and the Special General will be held September 10, 2015. Read more...

2015 Edition of 11 CFR Now Available
(Posted 04/29/2015; By Alex Knott)

Printed copies of the 2015 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are now available. Contact the Commission's Information Division at (202) 694-1100 or (800) 424-9530 (press 6, when prompted) to order printed copies of the CFR at no charge. Read more...

Holmes v. FEC (District Court)
(Posted 04/28/2015; By Zainab Smith)

Plaintiffs Laura Holmes and Paul Jost claimed that the per-election limits on individual contributions to candidates violated their First and Fifth Amendment rights and asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to certify constitutional questions to the en banc Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. On April 20, 2015, the district court denied the plaintiffs’ motion and awarded judgment to the Commission. Read more...

New Interactive Timeline Chronicles 40 Years of Commission History
(Posted 04/24/2015; By Alex Knott)

To mark the agency's 40th anniversary, the Commission has released an interactive timeline that highlights some of the landmark events in the agency’s history. From the first Commissioners’ oaths on April 14, 1975 to the latest major court decisions, the timeline offers brief descriptions of key events, supplemented by photos, videos and links to additional information, all in a simple, scrollable format. Read more...

FEC to Host June 3 Webinar for Candidate Committees
(Posted 04/23/2015; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for federal candidates and their campaign committees on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting candidate committees. 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 Greg Scott, Director; Alex Knott, Senior Writer/Editor; Dorothy Yeager, Production Manager