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FEC approves NPRM on independent expenditures

January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on independent expenditures.

Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for REG 2014-02 (Independent Expenditures by Authorized Committees; Reporting Multistate Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications). The Commission approved an NPRM, which solicits public comment on proposed changes to its regulations in (1) 11 CFR parts 102 and 104 concerning independent expenditures by candidates and (2) 11 CFR parts 104 and 109 to address reporting of independent expenditures and electioneering communications that relate to presidential primary elections and that are publicly distributed in multiple states but do not refer to any particular state’s primary election. The Commission will accept comments on the Notice for 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register.

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.