WASHINGTON – The United States Supreme Court today lifted the Chief Justice’s stay of the order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in CREW v. FEC (Case No. 16-0259). The District Court’s order had vacated the Commission’s regulation at 11 CFR 109.10(e)(1)(vi) governing reporting by persons other than political committees that make independent expenditures aggregating in excess of $250 with respect to a given election in a calendar year. As a result of the Supreme Court’s action, the vacatur of the regulation at issue is in effect as of today.
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.###