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  • Press Release

FEC approves Federal Register notice, Statement of Policy concerning enforcement process

March 14, 2024

WASHINGTON – At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission approved a Federal Register notice and a Statement of Policy concerning Commission action at the initial stages of the enforcement process. The Commission held over a vote on an advisory opinion.

Advisory Opinion Request 2024-01 (Texas Majority PAC) The Commission held over discussion of two drafts of Advisory Opinion Request 2024-01, in response to a request from Texas Majority PAC concerning its proposal to hire vendors to canvass potential voters. Texas Majority PAC asks whether canvassing literature and scripts, and their associated costs, would be public communications, coordinated communications, or coordinated expenditures, and about the provision of data resulting from the canvass to a federal candidate or party committee at less than fair market value. The Commission intends to hold a tally vote on the drafts. The Commission received a comment on the drafts, in addition to several other previously submitted comments on the drafts and the advisory opinion request.

REG 2024-03 (Commission ZIP Codes) The Commission approved a Federal Register Notice to correct the Commission’s address in the regulations. The technical change clarifies that for purposes of U.S. Postal Service delivery, the Commission’s ZIP Code is 20463, and for purposes of physical location as well as for all other deliveries, including by courier or by private delivery service, the Commission’s ZIP Code is 20002.

LRF 1455 - Statement of Policy Regarding Commission Action in Matters at the Initial Stage in the Enforcement Process The Commission approved a Policy Statement providing that the Commission will simplify voting options at the initial stage of the enforcement process, generally either dismissing a matter or finding “reason to believe” concerning an alleged violation.

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.