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  • Press Release

Supreme Court issues opinion on appeal in FEC v. Ted Cruz for Senate, et al.

May 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an Opinion in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. (Case No. 21-12).

On April 1, 2019, Ted Cruz for Senate and Senator Cruz filed suit against the Commission alleging that the limit on repayment of candidate loans at 52 U.S.C. § 30116(j) violates the First Amendment to the Constitution. A three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia concurred, and the Supreme Court affirmed that ruling.

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.