Commission Holds Hearing on McCutcheon Advance Notice of Proposed
The Commission held a public hearing on February 11, 2015, to receive input on possible changes to its rules in light of the Supreme Court’s April 2014 decision in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC. Read more...
Removal of Aggregate Biennial Contribution Limits Made Final
On December 24, 2014, the Commission announced that the interim rules removing the aggregate biennial contribution limits formerly found at 11 CFR 110.5 are now final rules. (79 Fed. Reg. 77373). Read more...
Commission Publishes Technical Corrections to CFR
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). 79 Fed. Reg. 77841 (December 29, 2014). The changes correct typographical and technical errors, and update references to the United States Code to reflect the recent transfer of the Federal Election Campaign Act from Title 2 to Title 52. Read more...
Commission Declines to Initiate Rulemaking to Amend Federal Office Definition
On December 11, 2014, the Commission announced its decision not to initiate a rulemaking to revise the definition of “federal office” in 11 CFR 100.4 to include delegates to a constitutional convention. Read more...
Petition for Rulemaking on Candidate Debates
On November 14, 2014, the Commission published a Notice of Availability seeking public comments on a Petition for Rulemaking from Level the Playing Field. The petition requests that the agency amend its regulations on candidate debates to revise the criteria governing the inclusion of candidates in presidential and vice presidential debates. Read more...
Final Rules on Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by
Corporations and Labor Organizations
On October 9, 2014, the Commission approved final rules that permit corporations and labor organizations to finance independent expenditures and electioneering communications. The rules were promulgated in response to a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the James Madison Center for Free Speech petitioning the Commission to revise its regulations in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), which invalidated the ban on corporate independent expenditures and electioneering communications. Read more...
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