|For Immediate Release||
|May 2, 2014||Christian Hilland|
|.pdf version of this Weekly Digest||ISSUE 2014-18|
Week of April 28 – May 2
COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
No Commission open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.
AOR 2014-04 (Enterprise Holdings, Inc.). On April 28, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2014-04. Enterprise Holdings, Inc. asks whether the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, (the Act) and Commission regulations preempt a state law that appears to prohibit an employer's use of payroll deductions for contributions to that employer's separate segregated fund. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, or specifically by June 23, 2014.
The Commission made public three closed cases and one Statement of Reasons, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
Wagner v. FEC (Case 13-5162). On April 25, the plaintiffs filed a Supplemental Brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On May 2, the Commission filed its Supplemental Brief.
On April 30, Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel delivered testimony in her capacity as Former Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission at a hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
On April 30, the Commission hosted a Seminar/Webinar for Corporations and their PACs.
On April 28, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub discussed the work of the Commission with the Secretary General of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), H.E. Yong-Hi Kim.
On April 29, Chairman Lee E. Goodman met with a Nigerian Senate delegation. The Chairman spoke in connection with a seminar the International Law Institute was hosting on U.S. election laws in advance of Nigeria's upcoming 2015 elections.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
May 6: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.
May 8: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
June 4: FEC Chairman Goodman and Vice Chair Ravel will host an informal public forum to discuss agency operations that affect local, state, and national political parties with Commissioners and senior staff. If you would like to attend the forum in person or participate via webcast, or if you are unable to attend but would like to submit written comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of our offices at 202-694-1000.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
May 20: May Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
May 21, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Seminar/Webinar for Trade Associations, Labor Organizations, Membership Organizations and their PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
The 2014 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 2013 Legislative Recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.
The August 2013 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees is available on the Commission’s website.
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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