Commission meetings and hearings
- On January 23, the Commission held an executive session.
- On January 25, the Commission held an open meeting.
The Commission made public one Statement of Reasons, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
- Kinzler for Congress and Raj P. Thakral, in his official capacity as treasurer; Illinois Families First and Kristin Kolehouse, in her official capacity as treasurer; and Illinois Family Action. On January 23, Chair Caroline C. Hunter and Commissioners Lee E. Goodman and Matthew S. Petersen issued a Statement of Reasons.
- CREW v. FEC (Case 1:16-cv-00259-BAH). On January 22, Intervenor-Defendant Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies filed a Reply Memorandum in Support of Its Cross-Motion for Summary Judgmentin the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. On January 24, the Commission filed a Reply in Support of Its Motion for Summary Judgment.
- Doe, et al. v FEC (Case 1:17-cv-02694-ABJ). On January 24, the Court ordered docketed Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in Response to New Issues Raised in Defendant’s Surreply and in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Anne Weismann filed a Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene.
Rulemaking and agency procedures
- Proposed interim enforcement policy on volunteer mail exemption. On January 25, the Commission discussed, but was unable to approve by the required four votes, a proposed interim policy regarding the level of volunteer involvement that would allow a party committee to avail itself of the volunteer materials exemption.
- Proposed revisions to Forms 8 & 9 and instructions. On January 25, the Commission approved changes to Form 8, Debt Settlement Plan, and Form 9, 24-Hour Notice of Disbursements/Obligations for Electioneering Communications.
- On January 24, the Commission hosted a Year-End Reporting and FECFile Webinar for Candidate Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
- FEC approves revisions to agency reporting forms (issued January 25)
Upcoming Commission meetings and hearings
- February 6: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.
- February 8: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
Meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Press Office the week of the scheduled meeting for confirmation.
- On January 24, Communication Specialist David Garr spoke with a delegation from South America about the role of the Commission. The group is visiting the United States as part of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.
Upcoming educational programs
- February 21-22: Scottsdale, Arizona Regional Conference for candidates, parties and separate segregated funds. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
Upcoming reporting due dates
- January 31: 2017 Year-End Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2018 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.
Additional research materials
Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.
The 2018 Congressional Primary Election Dates list is available.
Federal Elections 2016: Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives is available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices.
The 2017 edition of 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.
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