SCHEDULE SET FOR JUNE 4 5
WASHINGTON A two-day hearing is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow and Wednesday
(June 4 5) to gain public input on the Federal Election Commissions proposed
rulemaking on aspects of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) that eliminate
or restrict non-federal financial activity ("soft money") for national, state,
and local party organizations.
The FEC issued the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on May 9, with a public-comment and
request-to-testify deadline of May 29. Under the BCRA, signed into law by President Bush
on March 27, the Congressionally-mandated date of rule-promulgation on this aspect of the
law is June 25.
The Commission received 19 sets of comments from various members of the public,
Congressional, and party entities. Those requesting to testify and the schedule for June 4
|Tuesday, June 4
||Commissioners Opening Statements
|10 a.m. 12 p.m.
||Trevor Potter, General Counsel; Glen Shore, Assoc. Legal
Counsel, Campaign & Media Legal Center
Donald J. Simon, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse,
Endreson & Perry, Counsel for Common Cause and Democracy 21
Lawrence M. Noble, Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
Paul Sanford, Director, FEC Watch
|12 p.m. 2 p.m.
|2 p.m. 4 p.m.
||Laurence E. Gold, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
Hong, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Counsel for NAACP National Voter Fund
Paul E. Sullivan, Foley & Lardner, Counsel for The Latino Coalition and the
Taxpayer Network, Inc.
|4 p.m. 5 p.m.
||Benjamin J. Ginsberg, Patton Boggs, LLP (testifying in his
|Wednesday, June 5
|9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
||Robert J. Bauer, Perkins Coie, L.L.P., Counsel for the
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign
Thomas J. Josefiak, Chief Counsel, and Charles R. Spies, Deputy, Counsel,
Republican National Committee
Joseph E. Sandler and Neil P. Reiff, Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C., Counsel for the
Democratic National Committee
Donald F. McGahn II, General Counsel, National Republican Congressional Committee
|11 a.m. 1 p.m.
||Joseph E. Sandler and Neil P. Reiff, Sandler, Reiff &
Young, P.C., Counsel for Association of State Democratic Chairs
Mark Brewer, Chair,
Michigan Democratic Party
Thomas J. Josefiak and Charles R. Spies, Counsel for Patricia Brister, Chairman of the
Republican State Chairmen
The hearing will be conducted in the Commissions 9th floor hearing
room, 999 E St. NW.
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