Statement of Chairman Matthew Petersen and Vice Chairman Steven Walther
With the 2016 presidential election cycle well underway, the Commission anticipates one of its busiest years in recent memory. This election season will present many challenges, but it will also offer many opportunities. As Chairman and Vice Chairman, we look forward to working with our fellow Commissioners to make this as productive a year as possible. Read more...
Commission Elects Officers for 2016
At its open meeting of December 17, 2015, the Federal Election Commission elected Matthew S. Petersen as Chairman and Steven T. Walther as Vice Chairman for 2016. Read more...
Commission Recommends Legislative Changes to Congress
On December 16, 2015, the Commission unanimously approved seven recommendations for changes to current campaign finance law. Some of the recommendations relate to the law’s registration and reporting requirements, including expansion of electronic filing requirements, while others seek Congressional authority needed in order to better fulfill the agency's mission.Read more...
FEC Moves to 18-Digit Image Indexing System
On June 29, 2015, the Commission plans to begin using 18-digit codes to identify the scanned images of FEC reports available on the agency’s website. Most users should not notice any difference, but some who write computer code to access FEC reports and data may need to modify their scripts. Read more...
New Interactive Timeline Chronicles 40 Years of Commission History
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...
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