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For Immediate Release:                                                                                             Contact:  Ron Harris
February 29, 2000                                                                                                                          Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                                        Ian Stirton
                                                                                                                                                        Kelly Huff



WASHINGTON Ė The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has submitted its FY2001 budget justification to Congress and, concurrently, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The FY 2001 request for $40,960,000 and 356 personnel is an increase of 7 percent and four additional personnel over the FY2000 appropriation by Congress.

FEC Chairman Darryl R. Wold, in a cover letter to Congress and the OMB, wrote, "Highly competitive congressional elections and an open presidential nomination election for both major parties will result in record setting workloads for the FEC in FY2001. Therefore, providing the Commission with the resources necessary to accomplish its statutory mandate will be especially vital during this election cycle."

The Commission also transmitted to Congress and OMB its FY2001 Performance Plan, re-transmitted its FY1998-2003 Strategic Plan in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), and included the most recent status report to Congress on the 1999 PricewaterhouseCoopers audit recommendations.

The Executive Summary of the budget request notes that the requested funds and personnel will enable the Commission to:

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