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  • Weekly Digests

Week of February 8-12, 2021

February 12, 2021

Commission meetings and hearings

On February 9, the Commission met in executive session.


The Commission made public one closed case, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 7768

RESPONDENTS: Ambulatory Surgery Center Association PAC and John Greenwich, in his official capacity as treasurer (ASCAPAC)
SUBJECT: In the normal course of carrying out its supervisory responsibilities, the Commission initiated proceedings to determine whether there was reason to believe that ASCAPAC accepted prohibited corporate contributions, failed to properly report receipts, and failed to deposit contributions in a timely manner.
DISPOSITION: The Commission entered into a conciliation agreement providing for ASCAPAC to pay a civil penalty of $30,000 and, to the extent still necessary, to amend its reports from the 2016 election cycle to accurately disclose the names of contributors, the dates contributions were received, and the correct partnership attributions for contributions.


Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-2336) On February 12, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order dismissing the case due to lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.

Campaign Legal Center v. FEC (Case No. 20-1778) On February 5, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order declining to vacate its previous order of default judgment. On February 11, the court issued an Order that declared that the Commission had not conformed to the court’s previous Order of October 14, 2020.

CREW, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-2753) On February 5, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order declining to vacate its previous order of default judgment.

Upcoming educational programs

March 3, 2021: The Commission will hold a webinar for corporations and their PACs.

Upcoming Commission meetings

February 23, 2021: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.

February 25, 2021: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting and meet in executive session.

Upcoming reporting due dates

February 20: February Monthly Reports are due. For more information, see the 2021 Monthly Reporting schedule.

Status of agency operations

See the Commission’s statement on the status of agency operations, updated on January 4, 2021. At this stage, most agency staff remain in telework status and the Commission’s office remains closed to visitors.

Additional research materials

Contribution Limits. In addition to the current limits, the Commission has posted an archive of contribution limits that were in effect going back to the 1975-1976 election cycles.

2020 Presidential General Election Results and Federal Elections 2018: Election Results for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices.

FEC Notify: Want to be notified by email when campaign finance reports are received by the agency? Sign up here.

Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.

The Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.

The FEC Record is available as a continuously updated online news source.

Other election-related resources

Videos on protecting U.S. elections. The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides videos designed to help political campaigns protect themselves from foreign influence. The 2019 videos offer guidance on ransomware, business email compromise, supply chain, social media literacy, and foreign influence operations. Other videos, released in 2018, include cyber hygiene topics such as social engineering, patching, router hardening, and app and browser safety.

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