Commission meetings and hearings
No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.
Regulations and agency procedures
Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Public Comments. On January 3, the Commission approved a Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Public Comments on its policies and procedures regarding the auditing of political committees that do not receive public funds. The Commission also is announcing a public hearing on its audit procedures. The Commission will publish a notification of hearing in the Federal Register at a future date with the comment deadline and announcing the date and time of the hearing. All comments must be in writing and may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be received on or before 30 days following publication in the Federal Register.
Draft Advisory Opinion
Advisory Opinion Request 2022-25 (Senator Mike Crapo) On January 6, the Commission made public a draft advisory opinion.
Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-2336) On January 4, Plaintiffs filed a Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to the FEC’s Motion for Stay Pending Appeal in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Heritage Action for America v. FEC, et al. (Case No. 22-1422) On January 4, the Commission filed a Second Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Its Second Motion to Dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Palmer v. FEC (Case No. 22-2876) On September 21, 2022, Plaintiff filed a Complaint Seeking Judicial Review of Administrative Action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. On January 3, the Commission filed a Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction and a Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of its Motion to Dismiss in the district court.
On January 5, the Commission published the Statistical Summary of 21-Month Campaign Activity of the 2021-2022 Election Cycle | FEC.
On January 6, Commissioner James E. “Trey” Trainor spoke about campaign finance issues at the GOP Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas.
Upcoming Commission meetings
January 10, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
January 12, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
January 24, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
January 26, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
Upcoming educational programs
January 24, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to host FECFile and reporting webinars for PACs and party committees.
January 25, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to host FECFile and reporting webinars for candidate committees.
February 14-15, 2023: The Commission will host a webinar for corporations and their PACs.
For more information on upcoming training opportunities, see the Commission’s Trainings page.
Upcoming reporting due dates
The Commission is accepting applications for the position of Auditor. For more information, visit the job posting.
The Commission is accepting applications for the position of Contract Specialist. For more information, visit the job posting.
The Commission is accepting applications for the position of Campaign Finance Analyst. For more information, visit the job posting.
The Commission is accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement). For more information, visit the job posting.
The Commission is accepting applications for the position of Attorney-Adviser. For more information, visit the job posting.
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.
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 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.
Join the FEC on Twitter and YouTube
Follow @FEC on Twitter to receive the latest information on agency updates, news releases, and weekly activity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, FECTube: FECConnect on Demand, to watch instructional videos that have been designed to help candidates and committees comply with federal campaign finance laws. Note that the FEC is not currently available through other social media platforms. The use of the agency’s logo, name, and likeness on other media has not been authorized by the FEC.