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FEC approves Audit Division recommendation memorandum

December 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today approved an Audit Division recommendation memorandum.

Advisory Opinion 2018-15 (Wyden)

The Commission held over discussion of Advisory Opinion Request 2018-15 from Sen. Ron Wyden until the December 13 open meeting. Wyden asks whether Members of Congress may use campaign funds for cybersecurity-related expenses for their personal electronic devices and accounts.

Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on Marsha Blackburn for Congress, Inc.

The Commission approved the Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on Marsha Blackburn for Congress, Inc., covering campaign finance activity from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. The Commission approved findings pertaining to misstatement of financial activity, disclosure of occupation and name of employer, and receipt of contributions in excess of the limit. The Audit Division will prepare the Proposed Final Audit Report (PFAR) within 30 days.

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.

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