Commission meetings and hearings
On August 29 and 30, the Commission met in executive session.
On August 30, the Commission held an open meeting.
Proposed Final Audit Report on the Communications Workers of America - COPE Political Contributions Committee On August 30, the Commission approved, subject to edits made at the table, the Proposed Final Audit Report on the Communications Workers of America – COPE Political Contributions Committee, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. The Commission approved findings related to misstatement of financial activity and disclosure of occupation and name of employer.
Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on Steve Daines for Montana On August 30, the Commission approved Findings 2 and 3, subject to edits made at the table, in the Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on Steve Daines for Montana, covering campaign finance activity from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020. The approved findings related to disclosure of debts and obligations and disclosure of receipts.
Regulations and agency procedures
Proposed Directive Regarding Investigations Conducted by the Office of General Counsel. On August 23, the Commission made public a Memorandum from Commissioner Allen J. Dickerson regarding a Proposed Directive on Investigations Conducted by the Office of General Counsel. On August 29, the Commission received a comment from Representative Joseph D. Morelle on the Proposed Directive.
On August 28, the Office of the Inspector General published a Special Review of the FEC Travel and Purchase Card Programs.
Stein, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 21-1213) On August 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a Per Curiam Order denying the petition for rehearing en banc and a Per Curiam Order denying the petition for panel rehearing.
On August 30, the Commission hosted a Candidate 101 webinar.
The virtual job fair that was scheduled for September 6 has been postponed to a later date. Please continue to monitor this page for the latest FEC vacancy announcements and job-related events.
Upcoming Commission meetings and hearings
September 12, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
September 14, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
October 3, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
October 5, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
Upcoming educational programs
September 27, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to host a full-day Seminar for Separate Segregated Funds at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. In-person attendance is limited, but virtual attendance is also available.
October 25, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to host a full-day Seminar for Candidate and Political Party Committees at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. In-person attendance is limited, but virtual attendance is also available.
For more information on upcoming training opportunities, see the Commission’s Trainings page.
Upcoming reporting due dates
September 20: September Monthly Reports are due. For more information, see the 2023 Monthly Reporting schedule.
Additional research materials
Federal Elections 2020: Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives is now available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices.
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 Presidential Election Campaign Fund Tax Checkoff Chart provides information on balance of the Fund, monthly deposits into the Fund reported by the Department of the Treasury, payments from the Fund as certified by the FEC, and participation rates of taxpayers as reported by the Internal Revenue Service. For more information on the Presidential Public Funding Program, see the Public Funding of Presidential Elections page.
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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