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Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Judith Ingram

April 9, 2010

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger
 

 

ISSUE 2010-14

Weekly Digest

Week of April 5 – 9

COMMISSION MEETINGS

The Commission did not hold an Executive Session or Open Meeting this week. Sunshine Act Notices for Executive Sessions are here. Agendas and related documents for Open Meetings are here. Audio recordings for selected meetings, hearings and presentations are here.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Request Received

AOR 2010-06 (Famos LLC). On April 6, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2010-06. Famos seeks to operate an affinity-type account program and market its web-based technology platform to political committees, including authorized committees, nonconnected committees, and party committees. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, that is, by June 1, 2010.

Supplement Received

AOR 2010-04 (Wawa, Inc.). On April 6, the Commission made public a Supplement to Advisory Opinion Request 2010-04. The requester asks for clarification of which persons fall within the restricted class that may be solicited at any time by Wawa, Inc.’s Separate Segregated Fund. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, that is, by May 9, 2010.

Advisory Opinions, Requests, Comments and Extensions are available here.

AUDIT REPORTS

The Commission approved and made public an Audit Report. A summary of the findings is below. Final Audit Reports are available here.

Committee to Elect Alan Grayson. The audit found a material misstatement of financial activity in 2007 and 2008. The committee filed amended reports to correct the issues raised in the audit process.

LITIGATION

The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission. On April 6, the petitioner filed with the United States Supreme Court a reply to the brief previously filed by United States Solicitor General Elena Kagan.

RULEMAKING AND AGENCY PROCEDURES

The Federal Election Commission seeks public comment on four alternative drafts of a Volunteer Materials Exemption Policy, which are accessible on the Commission's website at http://www.fec.gov/law/policy.shtml#volunteer.  Commenters are encouraged to review the drafts and submit comments, which are due by 5:00 pm on April 13, 2010, to VMEpolicy@fec.gov.

On April 9, the Commission adopted the Final Rules and Explanation and Justification on Collection of Administrative Debts and Collection of Debts Arising from Enforcement and Administration of Campaign Finance Laws.

On April 8, the Commission posted the transcripts of the public hearing on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Coordinated Communications (“NPRM”) and Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Coordinated Communications. The NPRM presents possible alternatives to the regulations that govern communications made in coordination with federal candidates, their authorized committees or political parties but paid for by other persons. The NPRM also proposes to define “promote, support, attack, or oppose.”

CONFERENCES

April 7, Washington, D.C. The FEC hosted a Seminar for Nonconnected Committees. 

PRESS RELEASES

PAC Activity Remains Steady In 2009 (issued April 6)

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

April 13: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.

April 15: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

April 15:  April quarterly reports are due.  For information on reporting dates, click here.

April 20:  April monthly reports are due.

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 3-4, Washington, D.C., Conference for House and Senate Campaigns and Political Party Committees.  The conference registration information and agenda are here.

June 8-9, Arlington, VA.  Regional Conference for Trade Associations, Membership Organizations, and Labor Organizations and their Political Action Committees.  The conference registration information and agenda are here.

OTHER RESOURCES


The April issue of The Record is here. Sign up here to receive email notification when a new issue of the Record is posted.

The March supplements to the FEC’s Campaign Guides are here.