|For Immediate Release||
|December 20, 2013||Christian Hilland|
|.pdf version of this Weekly Digest||ISSUE 2013-51|
Week of December 16-20
COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
On December 17, the Commission held an open meeting. Click here for agendas and related documents for open meetings. Click here for audio recordings of selected meetings, hearings and presentations.
On December 17, the Commission held an executive session.
2014 OFFICERS AND CALENDAR
On December 17, the Commission elected Lee E. Goodman as Chairman and Ann M. Ravel as Vice Chair for 2014. The Commission also approved an initial schedule of meeting dates in 2014.
The Commission made public two closed cases, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
The Commission made public four campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Administrative Fines (AF) program, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
AF 2607 – Committee to Elect Wendy Rosen for Congress and Steven D. Rosen, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $4,400.
AF 2619 – Committee to Elect Wendy Rosen for Congress and Steven D. Rosen, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $112.
AF 2631 – Committee to Elect Wendy Rosen for Congress and Steven D. Rosen, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $330.
AF 2753 – Raye for Congress and Nichi S. Farnham, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed no civil penalty.
Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the North Dakota Republican Party. On December 17, the Commission approved the Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the North Dakota Republican Party, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010. The Commission approved findings related to (1) the misstatement of financial activity and (2) the reporting of debts and obligations. The Audit Division will prepare the Proposed Final Audit Report within 30 days.
2013 Legislative Recommendations. On December 17, the Commission unanimously approved eight legislative recommendations for 2013 to be submitted for consideration to Congress: (1) deleting the exclusion of the Commission from eligibility for the Senior Executive Service; (2) making permanent the Administrative Fine program for reporting violations; (3) authorizing the Commission to accept gifts that will assist the Commission in carrying out its functions; (4) requiring electronic filing for all Senate candidates and their authorized committees; (5) requiring electronic filing of reports of electioneering communications; (6) amending the prohibition of the personal use of campaign funds to extend to all political committees; (7) increasing and indexing for inflation certain registration and reporting thresholds in the Federal Election Campaign Act and (8) expanding the prohibitions on fraudulent misrepresentation of campaign authority.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS
December 20: December Monthly Reports were due. For information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2013 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
On December 17, the Commission’s Office of Inspector General made public its Final Audit on the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statements.
On December 16, the Commission published the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Date of Political Party Nominations of Candidates for Special Primary Elections in New York in the Federal Register.
FEC Elects Lee Goodman as Chairman for 2014; Ann Ravel to Serve as Vice Chair (issued December 17)
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
February 11-12, 2014, Tampa, Florida, Regional Conference for House & Senate Campaigns, Political Party Committees and Corporate/Trade/Labor PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
January 31, 2014: Year-end Reports are due. For more information on reporting dates, refer to the 2013 Reporting Dates page of the Commission website.
The August 2013 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees is available on the Commission’s website.
The 2013 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available in the Public Records section of the Commission website. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.
The Official 2012 Presidential General Election Results are available in the Library section of the website. This listing was compiled from the official election results published by state election offices.
An index to the Record news articles published in 2013 is available on the Commission website. The Record news page is available in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when new articles are posted.
The FEC Annual Reports from 1975-2006 are now available on the website. Beginning in 2007, the Commission consolidated its Annual Report with its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) to provide a single account of the agency's activities for each fiscal year.
Instructional videos are available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/FECTube?feature=watch. These videos are also available on the Commission's E-Learning resources page at http://www.fec.gov/info/elearning.shtml.
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