Week of May 8-12, 2023
Commission meetings and hearings
No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.
Common Cause Georgia, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 22-3067) On May 5, the Commission filed a Reply in Support of Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
National Republican Senatorial Committee, et al. v. FEC, et al. (Case No. 22-639) On May 9, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio issued an Opinion and Order denying the Commission’s Motion to Dismiss for Improper Venue or, in the Alternative, Transfer.
Regulations and agency procedures
Audit Process For Committees That Do Not Receive Public Funds. On May 12, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register that revises its procedures for how it conducts audits of political committees that do not receive public funds. The revised procedures will take effect on June 1, 2024, and will apply to all audits that begin after this date.
Reports Analysis Division Legal Question Resolution Program. On May 12, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register that revises its procedures for a legal question resolution program. Because the Commission is separately adopting a new audit process, it has revised the policy for the legal question program to narrow its scope to encompass only legal questions arising from requests for corrective action made by the Commission’s Reports Analysis Division. This policy will take effect on June 1, 2024.
Interim Final Rule Amending 11 C.F.R. § 110.4(b)(1)(iii) Regarding Contributions in the Name of Another. On May 11, the Commission made public a draft Interim Final Rule on Contributions in the Name of Another.
On May 4, the Office of the Inspector General released a Report on the Commission’s Compliance with Improper Payments Reporting for Fiscal Year 2022.
The Commission has debuted its 2024 Presidential Map, listing data for presidential candidates who have reported more than $100,000 in receipts from sources outside of the candidate’s own funds. The map displays each candidate's overall receipts, including contributions from the candidate, individuals, and other political committees as well as transfers from the candidate's prior federal campaigns.
The Commission is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant through May 24, 2023. For more information, see the job posting at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/724726200.
Upcoming Commission meetings and hearings
May 16, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
May 18, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
May 31, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
June 1, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
Upcoming educational programs
May 16-17, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to host a webinar for candidate committees.
June 7, 2023: The Commission is scheduled to host a webinar for nonconnected PACs.
For more information on upcoming training opportunities, see the Commission’s Trainings page.
Upcoming reporting due dates
May 20: May Monthly Reports are due. For more information, see the 2023 Monthly Reporting schedule.
Additional research materials
Contribution Limits. In addition to the current limits, the Commission has posted an archive of contribution limits that were in effect going back to the 1975-1976 election cycles.
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.
FEC Notify: Want to be notified by email when campaign finance reports are received by the agency? Sign up here.
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.
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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.