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  • Press Release

FEC approves advisory opinion, Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum

April 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission unanimously approved an advisory opinion and an Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum.

Advisory Opinion 2022-02 (Steube) The Commission approved Advisory Opinion 2022-02 in response to a request from Rep. W. Gregory Steube and Steube for Congress, concluding that the proposed use of campaign funds for the purchase and installation of a locking steel security gate as part of the residential security system as specifically recommended by the requestor’s county sheriff’s office, and more generally by the Office of the House Sergeant at Arms, is permissible under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act,) and Commission regulations.

Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the UtePAC The Commission approved the six findings in the Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the UtePAC, covering campaign finance activity from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018, subject to edits made at the table. The Commission approved findings on misstatement of financial activity, increased activity (corrected), cash disbursements, recordkeeping for disbursements, recordkeeping for communications, and disclosure of disbursements.

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.