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  • Weekly Digests

Week of September 28-October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020

Commission meetings and hearings

No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.


Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-2336) On September 25, Plaintiffs filed a Combined Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Defendant-Intervenors’ Cross Motion for Summary Judgment and Reply in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 20-2485) On September 29, the Commission filed an Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


On September 30, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub discussed legal issues related to disinformation, false advertising, and social platforms in the presidential election at a virtual conference on “Legal Frontiers in Digital Media,” hosted by the Media Law Resource Center.

On October 1, Commissioner Weintraub spoke at a virtual event titled “Follow the Money: Understanding the Threat Covert Foreign Financing Poses to Democracies,” co-hosted by the Alliance for Securing Democracy and The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.

Upcoming Commission meetings

October 20, 2020: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.

Upcoming reporting due dates

October 15: October Quarterly reports are due. For more information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2020 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

October 20: October Monthly reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2020 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

October 22: Pre-general election reports are due. For more information, refer to the 2020 Pre- and Post-General Reports page of the Commission website.

Status of agency operations

See the Commission’s statement on the status of agency operations, updated on August 10, 2020. At this stage, most agency staff remain in telework status and the Commission’s office remains closed to visitors.

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 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.

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 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.

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.