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  • Press Release

FEC Approves Advisory Opinion and Modifies Program for Requesting Consideration of Legal Questions

April 14, 2016

The Commission discussed a Motion to Open a Rulemaking to Assist Those Accepting Corporate Contributions or Making Corporate Expenditures in Complying with Existing Campaign Finance Law and a Motion Regarding Foreign National Rulemaking. Commissioner Weintraub announced that she will host a forum of experts, tentatively scheduled for June 23 at the Commission's headquarters, to discuss corporations and foreign money.

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.