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Commission meetings

The agency's Commissioners hold open meetings, public hearings and executive sessions. By law, the Commission must meet at least once each month and also at the call of any member. 

All meetings and hearings are held at the FEC, located at 999 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Open meetings are public meetings in which the Commissioners adopt new regulations, issue advisory opinions, approve audit reports concerning political committees and take other actions to administer the campaign finance law. Open meetings typically are held twice a month, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays.  The Commission maintains an archive of meeting agendas and related documents.

Public hearings are periodic opportunities to hear public testimony concerning proposed regulations and other matters before the Commission. The Commission maintains an archive of upcoming hearings and hearings from the last several years, in reverse chronological order, with links to relevant documents.

Executive sessions, which are not open to the public, concern compliance matters and internal personnel rules, procedures or matters affecting the agency or a particular employee. Executive sessions are typically held twice per month on Tuesdays. The Commission publishes Sunshine Act notices announcing executive sessions.

Attending meetings

Members of the media can attend an open meeting or hearing.  All meetings and hearings are held at the agency's office at 999 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Please bring a photo ID and be prepared to go through a security check.  You will then be escorted to the Commission's hearing room on the ninth floor. 

Advance notification of your attendance for these meetings is not required; however, if you plan to film the meeting or bring a camera crew, please contact the Press Office at (202) 694-1220 or email press@fec.gov.