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  • Press Release

FEC approves Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on candidate security

March 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Commission held over discussion of an advisory opinion request and approved a proposed final audit report prior to the meeting.

REG 2024-01 (Candidate Security) - Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking The Commission approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on candidate security, which would codify several Commission advisory opinions that authorized the use of campaign funds to pay for certain security measures and address additional issues raised in those advisory opinions. Commenters are encouraged to submit comments electronically via the Commission’s website by referencing REG 2024-01. The deadline for comments will be 60 days after the Notice is published in the Federal Register.

Proposed Final Audit Report on Madison Project Inc. Prior to the open meeting, the Commission approved the Proposed Final Audit Report on Madison Project Inc., covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. The Commission approved a finding related to Disclosure of Occupation and Name of Employer.

Draft Advisory Opinion 2024-03 (, LLC) The Commission held over discussion of the matter. The request asks whether, LLC may use its website and mobile application platforms to provide information about meetings with federal, state, and local candidates and national party committees to subscribers that contribute monthly to participating candidates and national party committees. The requestor has granted an extension of time until April 19.

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.