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December 27, 2007 FEC Completes Action on Four Enforcement Cases: Civil Penalties in Two Matters Total $19,600
December 27, 2007 Final Audit on Citizens for Arlen Specter Is Now Available
December 20, 2007

FEC To Collect $74,500 in Millionaire’s Amendment Case

December 20, 2007 FEC Approves Matching Funds for 2008 Candidates
December 20, 2007 Hunter Seventh Presidential Candidate Declared Eligible for Primary Matching Funds in 2008
December 20, 2007 Kucinich Sixth Presidential Candidate Declared Eligible for Primary Matching Funds in 2008
December 17, 2007

FEC Approves Candidate Travel Regulations and Explanation and Justification of Electioneering Communications Rule, Four Advisory Opinions

December 17, 2007 FEC Introduces Online Map to Track U.S. Senate and House Campaign Finances
December 12, 2007

FEC to Meet on December 14 to Consider Five Advisory Opinions, Candidate Travel Regulations and Explanation and Justification of Electioneering Communications Rule

December 6, 2007

FEC Approves Four Advisory Opinions

December 5, 2007

FEC Collects $234,405 in Administrative Fines from  185  Political Committees

December 4, 2007 Biden Fifth Presidential Candidate Declared Eligible for Primary Matching Funds in 2008
December 4 , 2007

FEC to Meet on December 6 to Consider Five Advisory Opinion Requests

November 30, 2007

FEC Completes Action on 10 Enforcement Cases; Civil Penalties in Two Matters Total $46,750

November 29, 2007

FEC Unanimously Approves Advisory Opinions on Presidential Matching Fund Program and Campaign Activity by Foreign Nationals

November 27, 2007

FEC to Consider Advisory Opinions on Presidential Matching Fund Program and Campaign Activity by Foreign Nationals

November 27, 2007 Dodd Fourth Presidential Candidate Declared Eligible for Primary Matching Funds in 2008 Race
November 21, 2007 FEC Approves Final Rule Implementing Supreme Court Decision in FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life
November 19, 2007 Media Fund to Pay $580,000 Civil Penalty
November 19, 2007 FEC Completes Action on Seven Enforcement Cases: Two State Parties Agree to Civil Penalties Totaling $17,000
November 14, 2007

FEC To Consider Renaissance Health Services Corporation Advisory Opinion; Cancels Travel Rules Hearing

November 5, 2007

FEC Completes Action in 12 Enforcement Cases; Civil Penalties in Two Matters Total $30,000

November 1, 2007 Edwards Third Presidential Candidate Declared Eligible for Primary Matching Funds in 2008 Race
October 31, 2007 Mitchell Wade and MZM Inc. Agree to Pay $1,000,000 Civil Penalty for Illegal Contribution Reimbursement Scheme
October 30, 2007 FEC Approves a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Reporting Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists, Registrants and their PACs, and Advisory Opinion on XM Radio's "POTUS '08" Channel
October 29, 2007

FEC to Consider Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Reporting Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists, Registrants and their PACs, and Advisory Opinion on XM Radio’s POTUS ’08 Channel

October 29, 2007 FEC Third Quarter Shows Continued Records in Enforcement and Aggressive Pre-2008 Rulemaking Schedule
October 18, 2007 FEC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Candidate Travel, Definition of Leadership PAC
October 16, 2007 FEC Files Notice of Appeal in Shays v. FEC
October 11, 2007 FEC Approves Five Advisory Opinions - Issues Include PAC Structures, Use of Campaign and Leadership PAC Funds, Contributions via Online Banking, and Participation in State Campaigns
October 11, 2007 FEC to Hold Public Hearing on Electioneering Communications and the Supreme Court's Decision in Wisconsin Right to Life v. FEC
October 9, 2007 FEC to Meet on October 11 to Consider Five Advisory Opinion Requests
October 5, 2007 PAC Activity Continues Climb in 2006
October 1, 2007 FEC Collects $63,000, Resolves 10 Enforcement Cases
September 24, 2007 FEC Announces Plans to Issue New Regulations to Implement the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 -- New Travel Rules Effective Immediately
September 13, 2007 Federal Elections 2006 Publication Available: Compilation of Official Vote Totals in Federal Races
September 12, 2007 FEC Resolves Seven Enforcement Cases
September 12, 2007 Tancredo Second Presidential Candidate Declared Eligible for Primary Matching Funds in 2008 Race
September 12, 2007 FEC Approves Advisory Opinion for Tyco International Management Company: Determines Independence of Spin-off Companies' PACs
September 6, 2007 Notice to Reporters and Editors: Judge Approves Club for Growth Agreement
September 5, 2007 Club for Growth Agrees to Pay $350,000 Penalty For Failing to Register as a Political Committee
September 4, 2007 FEC Resolves Two Matters Involving Internet Activity; Applies Media Exemption to Political Blogs
August 31, 2007 FEC Launches New Internet Tool
August 30, 2007 District Court Rules In Favor of FEC - Upholds FEC Approach to 527's
August 29, 2007 FEC To Collect $775,000 Civil Penalty From America Coming Together
August 28, 2007 McCain First Presidential Candidate Declared Eligible for Primary Matching Funds in 2008 Race
August 23, 2007 FEC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Electioneering Communications
August 22, 2007 2008 Congressional Candidates Raise $239 Million in First Half of 2007
August 22, 2007 FEC Closes 11 Enforcement Cases: Collects $24,000 in Civil Penalties in Two Cases
August 20, 2007 District Court Rules in Favor of FEC
August 14, 2007 District Court Rules in Favor of FEC - Upholds Constitutionality of Millionaires' Amendment
August 14, 2007 FEC Summarizes January - June 2007 Political Party Fundraising Figures
August 7, 2007 FEC Collects Over $2 Million in Civil Penalties in First Half of 2007
July 31, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting August 1, 2007
July 25, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting July 26, 2007
July 25, 2007

FEC Closes Seven Enforcement Cases, Collects $21,000 in Civil Penalties

July 19, 2007 Commission to Conduct Rulemaking Following Supreme Court Ruling
July 16, 2007 FEC Approves Advisory Opinion and Audit, Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
July 13, 2007 FEC Completes Five Enforcement Matters, Collects $21,750 in Civil Penalties
July 11, 2007 FEC Files Suit Against Stephen Adams for Reporting and Disclaimer Violations Related to 2004 Presidential Campaign Ads
July 10, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Hearing and Open Meeting
July 10, 2007 Number of Federal PACs Decreases
June 26, 2007 Both Major Parties to Receive Public Funding for 2008 Conventions
June 21, 2007

ADR Program Resolves Nine Cases

June 21, 2007 Final Audit on Gephardt for President, Inc. Is Now Available
June 19, 2007

FEC Collects $78,000 Civil Penalty from the National Association of Realtors 527 Fund

June 13, 2007 FEC Introduces Online Map to Track Presidential Campaign Contributions
June 12, 2007 FEC Fines 47 Committees for Filing Reports After Deadlines
June 1, 2007 FEC Approves Audits of Kerry/Edwards 2004 and Gephardt For President, Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
May 30, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting May 31, 2007
May 22, 2007 Parties Raise over $120 Million Thus Far in 2007
May 16, 2007

FEC Collects $22,500 in Civil Penalties in Two Enforcement Actions and Dismisses Three Complaints

May 9, 2007 Thomasenia Duncan Named General Counsel
May 3, 2007 FEC Approves Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Hybrid Communications and Two Advisory Opinions
May 2, 2007

FEC Collects $29,500 in Civil Penalties and Completes Action on Four Enforcement Actions

May 2, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting May 3, 2007
May 1, 2007

FEC Collects $110,00 in Civil Penalties in Two Enforcement Actions and Dismisses Complaints in Three Other Matters

May 1, 2007

FEC Reports Most Successful First Quarter in Its History, Collecting Over $1.1 Million in Civil Penalties

April 24, 2007

FEC Fines Jamie Jacob Morgan $60,000 for Knowing and Willful Violations  

April 20, 2007

FEC Fines Colorado Democratic Party $105,000

April 19, 2007 FEC Approves Advisory Opinion for Atlatl Inc.
April 17, 2007 Final Audit on Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. and Bush-Cheney Compliance Committee, Inc. Is Now Available
April 17, 2007 Final Audit on Clark for President Is Now Available
April 12, 2007 Federal Election Commission Makes Legislative Recommendations
April 12, 2007

FEC Collects $81,578 in Civil Penalties for Prohibited Corporate Contributions Made by Highmark Inc. 

April 11, 2007 FEC Fines Jim Gerlach for Congress Committee $120,000
April 5, 2007

FEC Completes Action on Four Enforcement Cases

April 2, 2007

FEC AND IFES Co-Host International Conference on Setting Global Political Finance Standards

March 23, 2007 Final Audit on Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. PAC Is Now Available
March 23, 2007

FEC Completes Action on Audits of Bush/Cheney ‘04 and Clark for President, Approves Advisory Opinion Request for Senator McCaskill

March 23, 2007 Final Audit on Richard Morrison Congressional Committee Is Now Available

March 21, 2007

Press Advisory - Commission Meeting March 22, 2007

March 20, 2007 Final Audit on Kucinich for President Is Now Available
March 19, 2007 FEC Fines 22 Committees $39,500 for Filing Reports After Deadlines
March 19, 2007 Final Audit on LaRouche in 2004 Is Now Available
March 14, 2007 Toner Departs Federal Election Commission
March 13, 2007 FEC Dismisses Coordination Complaint Filed Against Progress for America Voter Fund
March 8, 2007 FEC Issues Advisory Opinion, Approves Audits of Kucinich and LaRouche, and Launches New Internet Tool
March 7, 2007 Party Financial Activity Summarized for the 2006 Election Cycle
March 6, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting March 8, 2007
March 5, 2007 Appeals Court Rules in Favor of FEC - Reform Party Must Pay $333,558
March 5, 2007 FEC Fines Nine Committees for Filing Reports After Deadlines
March 1, 2007 FEC Approves Barack Obama Advisory Opinion, Clarifies Enforcement Terms
February 28, 2007 FEC To Collect $750,000 Civil Penalty From Progress For America Voter Fund
February 27, 2007 FEC Completes Action on Two Enforcement Cases
February 26, 2007 Final Audit on Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation PAC is Now Available
February 22, 2007 FEC Publishes Draft Response to Obama Advisory Opinion Request
February 21, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting February 22, 2007
February 21, 2007 ADR Program Resolves Seven Cases
February 13, 2007 FEC Completes Action on Six Enforcement Cases
February 9, 2007 FEC Institutes Hearings in Enforcement Cases and Issues Three Advisory Opinions
February 7, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting February 8, 2007
January 31, 2007 FEC Completes Action on Four Enforcement Cases
January 30, 2007 Final Audit on Coburn for Senate Committee Is Now Available
January 25, 2007 FEC Issues Advisory Opinions
January 25, 2007 ADR Program Resolves Two Cases

January 24, 2007

Final Audit on Bill Spadea for Congress is Now Available
January 23, 2007 FEC Announces Updated Contribution Limits
January 23, 2007 Thomasenia Duncan Named Acting General Counsel
January 23, 2007 Press Advisory - Commission Meeting January 25, 2007
January 19, 2007 Final Audit on Friends of Duane Sand is Now Available
January 17, 2007 FEC General Counsel Announces Departure
January 12, 2007 ADR Program Resolves Three Cases
January 9, 2007 FEC Completes Action on Two Enforcement Cases

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