This data has been categorized and coded by the FEC. The FEC's multi-step process can take days (for electronic filings) or weeks (for paper filings).
This data has not yet been categorized and coded by the FEC. It's pulled directly from a committee's raw, electronic reports. It doesn't include paper filings.
Political committees file regular reports about their financial activity.
In certain circumstances — in addition to regularly scheduled repots — committees must also report independent expenditures within 24 or 48 hours.