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FEC approves two advisory opinions

June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission approved two advisory opinions.

Advisory Opinion 2017-01 (American Urological Association). The Commission issued an advisory opinion in response to a request from the American Urological Association, Inc. (AUA). The Commission concluded that the AUA is no longer affiliated with the American Association of Clinical Urologists, Inc. (AACU). During the discussion, the Commission heard from Counsel for the requestor.

Advisory Opinion 2017-03 (American Association of Clinical Urologists/UROPAC, Inc. et al.). The Commission issued an advisory opinion in response to a request from the AACU and its separate segregated fund, UROPAC. The Commission concluded that the AACU is no longer affiliated with the AUA. During the discussion, the Commission heard from the requestor and Counsel for the requestor.

Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the American Financial Services Association PAC. Prior to today’s open meeting, the Commission approved an Audit Division recommendation memorandum on the American Financial Services Association PAC, covering activity between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2014. The memorandum disclosed findings and recommendations relating to the misstatement of financial activity and excessive contributions made to federal candidates.

Discussion of Commission’s Response to Alleged Foreign Interference in American Elections. The Commission held over until its July 13 open meeting discussion of a Memorandum from Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub concerning the Commission’s response to alleged foreign interference in American elections.

Audit Hearing on the Illinois Republican Party. Prior to today’s open meeting, the Commission held a public audit hearing on the Illinois Republican Party.

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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