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Week of November 18 – 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

Commission meetings and hearings

On November 19, the Commission met in executive session.

Litigation

Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-2336) On November 15, Plaintiffs filed an Opposition to Correct the Record’s and Hillary for America’s Second Motion to Intervene in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Court issued a Memorandum Opinion On November 21, the Court issued an Order.

Crossroads GPS v. CREW, et al. (Case No. 18-5261) On November 18, Defendant-Appellant Crossroads GPS filed a Supplemental Brief and Plaintiffs-Appellees CREW and Nicholas Mezlak filed a Supplemental Brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Lieu, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-5072) On November 15, Appellants filed a Petition for Rehearing En Banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Outreach

On November 18, Chair Ellen L. Weintraub discussed FEC operations and provisions of federal campaign finance law with students from Gettysburg College.

On November 20, the Commission hosted webinars for federal candidates and political parties.

On November 21, Chair Weintraub discussed the role and work of the Commission with students from American University.

Public Disclosure

On November 20, the Commission’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) made public an Audit of the Federal Election Commission’s Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Statement Audit Report and a report, Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Federal Election Commission for Fiscal Year 2020.

On November 19, the Commission issued its FY 2019 Agency Financial Report.

Upcoming reporting due dates

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

The Commission has posted the filing deadlines for the Wisconsin7th Congressional District Special Election. For information on the reporting dates for this election, refer to the Special Election Report Notice.

The Commission has posted the filing deadlines for the California 25th Congressional District Special Election. For information on the reporting dates for this election, refer to the Special Election Report Notice.

Upcoming educational programs

On December 4, the Commission will host a webinar for nonconnected PACs.

Additional research materials

Federal Elections 2018: Election Results for the U.S. Senate and 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.

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.

Printed copies of the 2019 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are 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 2019 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. 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 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 at this time. The use of the agency’s logo, name, and likeness on other media has not been authorized by the FEC.

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