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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
January 24, 2014   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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Weekly Digest

Week of January 20 - 24

 

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

No Commission open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Request Received

AOR 2014-01 (Solano County United Democratic Central Committee). On January 24, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2014-01. The requestor asks whether it may use unreported funds remaining in the federal account of its predecessor committee. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, that is, by March 14, 2014.

AUDITS

Final Audit Report on the Caesars Entertainment Corporation Political Action Committee. On January 22, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report on the Caesars Entertainment Corporation Political Action Committee, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. The Commission approved a finding related to the misstatement of financial activity.

FEDERAL REGISTER

Final Rules and Explanation and Justification on the Extension of Administrative Fines Program.

On January 21, the Commission published the Final Rules and Explanation and Justification on the Extension of the Administrative Fines Program in the Federal Register.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

On January 22, 2014, the Commission hosted a Webinar on 2013 Year-end Reporting for Candidate Committees.

On January 22, 2014, the Commission hosted a Webinar on FECFiling & E-Filing for Candidate Committees.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

January 28: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

January 30: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.

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.

OTHER RESOURCES

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.

The 2014 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be downloaded from the website. To order printed copies, call (800) 424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

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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