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Appeals Court upholds per-election contribution limit in Holmes, et. al v. FEC

November 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, sitting en banc, today unanimously rejected a First Amendment challenge in Holmes, et. al v. FEC (USCA Case 16-5194), a case concerning a challenge to the separate limits on individual contributions to candidates for each election, including primary and general elections, under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended. The Appeals Court issued an opinion  and judgment upholding the per-election contribution limit.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.