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FEC approves Campaign Guide

October 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today unanimously approved publication of the Campaign Guide for Corporations and Labor Organizations.

Campaign Guide for Corporations and Labor Organizations. The Commission approved the draft Campaign Guide for Corporations and Labor Organizations, subject to edits, which will replace the guide last updated in January 2007.

Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Freedom’s Defense Fund. In a tally vote Wednesday, the Commission approved four findings in an Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Freedom’s Defense Fund. The approved findings related to misstatement of financial activity, disclosure of occupation and name of employer, reporting of apparent independent expenditures, and recordkeeping for communications.

Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Conservative Majority Fund. In a tally vote Wednesday, the Commission approved five findings in an Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Conservative Majority Fund. The approved findings related to misstatement of financial activity, disclosure of occupation and name of employer, reporting of apparent independent expenditures, reporting of debts and obligations, and recordkeeping for communications.

Advisory Opinion Request 2017-11 (Gallegly for Congress). This item was removed from the open meeting agenda after former Rep. Elton Gallegly on Wednesday withdrew AOR 2017-11, in which he had asked whether he could use campaign funds to repair a home security system.

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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