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Week of January 29 – February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018

Commission meetings and hearings

No Commission meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.

Alternative dispute resolution

The Commission made public two campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

 ADR 835

  • Complainant: FEC-Initiated
  • Respondent: Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. PAC and Tshombe Hubbard, in his official capacity as treasurer (the Committee)
  • Subject: The Committee failed to disclose all financial activity on its 2016 12-Day Pre-General Report.
  • Disposition: The Committee agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2,600.

 ADR 837

  • Complainant: FEC-Initiated
  • Respondent: Citizens United Super PAC LLC and Lauren Catts, in her official capacity as treasurer (the Committee)
  • Subject: The Committee failed to disclose all financial activity on its 2016 April Quarterly Report and two 48-Hour Reports totaling $76,664.32 to support 83 independent expenditures disclosed on the 2016 April Quarterly.
  • Disposition: The Committee agreed to distribute a written policy to vendors involved with independent expenditures detailing procedures for good-faith estimates and invoices and to pay a civil penalty of $5,850.

 Litigation

Federal Register

On January 29, the Commission published in the Federal Register the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Independent Expenditures by Authorized Committees; Reporting Multistate Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications. Comments on the NPRM, due by March 30, 2018, should be submitted to http://sers.fec.gov/forces/addcomments.htm?pid=93797.

Campaign finance reports

January 31: Year-end reports for all filers were due. For more information on reporting dates, refer to the Dates and Deadlines page of the Commission website.

Upcoming Commission meetings and hearings

Meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Press Office the week of the scheduled meeting for confirmation.

Outreach

  • On January 29, Vice Chair Ellen L. Weintraub spoke at the annual “State of the Net Conference” presented by the Internet Education Foundation in Washington, D.C.
  • 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.

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 2017 Campaign Guide for Corporations and Labor Organizations is available. Other Campaign Guides are available, as well.

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.

The 2017 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be downloaded from the website.  To order printed copies, call (800) 424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

The FEC is moving. 

In March 2018, the Commission will be moving from its current location at 999 E Street, NW, Washington, DC to 1050 First Street, NE, Washington, DC. The Commission will begin receiving mail at its new address on March 5, 2018.

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