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Week of February 25 – March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

Commission meetings and hearings

No executive sessions or open meetings were scheduled this week.

Enforcement

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

MUR 7328

  • COMPLAINANT: Arelis Rivera
  • RESPONDENTS: Julia Peacock for Congress and Yolanda Miranda, in her official capacity as treasurer (the Committee); and Julia Peacock
  • SUBJECT: The complaint alleged that the Committee, in Facebook solicitations, announced that “anonymous donors” would match $5,000 in contributions to the Committee, but failed to disclose the identities of the “anonymous” donors. Further, the complaint alleged that a $5,000 matching contribution would exceed the $2,700 per-election individual contribution limit. Peacock was a 2018 candidate for California’s 42nd Congressional District.
  • DISPOSITION: The Commission found no reason to believe Peacock or the Committee violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), because the Committee disclosed in its reports to the Commission two individuals who made the matching contributions, and those contributions complied with the Act’s contribution amount limits.

Litigation

Outreach

  • On February 26, Deputy Press Officer Christian Hilland and Public Affairs Specialist Myles Martin discussed the Commission’s role and disclosure systems with journalism students at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • On February 27, Commission staff hosted a compliance webinar for corporations and their political action committees (PACs).

Press Releases

District Court issues opinion in Lieu, et al. v. FEC (Issued February 28)

Upcoming Commission meetings and hearings

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

Upcoming reporting due dates

  • March 20, 2019: March Monthly reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2019 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

Upcoming educational programs

  • On March 13, Commission staff will host Candidate 101: Getting Started, a webinar for first-time candidates and potential candidates, as well as their campaign staff.
  • On March 27, Commission staff will host a compliance webinar for membership and labor organizations and their PACs.

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.

Printed copies of the 2018 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are now available. Contact the Commission's Information Division at (202) 694-1100 or (800) 424-9530 (press 6, when prompted) to order printed copies of the CFR at no charge. You may also email the Information Division to place an order at info@fec.gov.

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

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. To order a printed copy, please contact the FEC’s Public Records Office at 800/424-9530 (option 2) or 202/694-1120, or send an email to pubrec@fec.gov.

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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