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  • Commission Meetings

December 14, 2017 open meeting

December 14, 2017

The Commission considers new regulations, advisory opinions and other public matters at open meetings, which are typically held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at FEC headquarters, 1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017  |  10:00 AM

  1. Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Hawaii Democratic Party (HDP) (A13-07)

    Memorandum from the Chief Compliance Officer and Audit Division dated November 20, 2017

    Agenda Document No. 17-56-A

    Presenters: Jeff Spilizewski/Douglas Kodish of the Audit Division

    (Held over from the December 7, 2017 meeting)

  2. Draft Advisory Opinion 2017-12

    Take Back Action Fund by John Pudner and Brendan Fischer, Esq

    Agenda Document No. 17-59-A (Draft A)

    Agenda Document No. 17-59-A1 (Draft A-1)
    (Submitted Late)

    Agenda Document No. 17-59-B (Draft B)
                   (Submitted Late)

    Agenda Document No. 17-59-C (Draft C)
    (Submitted Late)

    Presenters: Jessica Selinkoff/Neven Stipanovic of the Office of General Counsel

  3. Assessment of Commission Action on Enforcement Matters Awaiting Reason-To-Believe Consideration

    Memorandum from Chairman Steven T. Walther dated November 15, 2017 

    Agenda Document No. 17-53-A

    Memorandum from Chairman Steven T. Walther dated November 15, 2017 

    Agenda Document No. 17-53-B

    Memorandum from Chairman Steven T. Walther dated December 6, 2017 

    Agenda Document No. 17-53-C

    (Held over from the November 16 and December 7, 2017 meetings)

  4. Legislative Recommendations

    Agenda Document No. 17-61-A

    Presenters: Duane Pugh of the Office of Congressional, Legislative, And Intergovernmental Affairs

  5. Long Range Budget Estimates for the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (PECF) FY 2018 – FY 2028

    Memorandum From The Audit Division Dated November 30, 2017

    Agenda Document No. 17-62-A
    (Submitted Late)

    Presenters: Zuzana Pacious/Thomas Hintermister of the Audit Division

    (Resolved on tally pursuant to removal of objection(s))

  6. Forty Year Report

    Memorandum from the Information Division dated December 10, 2015

    Agenda Document No. 17-63-A
    (Submitted Late)

    Presenters: George Smaragdis/Greg Scott of the Information Division

  7. 2018 Meeting Dates (January through June)

    Memorandum From Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter Dated December 7, 2017

    Agenda Document No. 17-60-A

  8. Election of Officers

    A. Chair

    B. Vice Chair

  9. Management and Administrative Matters

Minutes for this meeting

Approved minutes (Approved on March 8, 2018)


Notices about this meeting