FEC Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rules on Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor Organizations
WASHINGTON—The Federal Election Commission today held a public hearing on proposed changes to rules governing corporation and labor organization funding of expenditures, independent expenditures and electioneering communications under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act).
The hearing was part of a rulemaking process in response to a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the James Madison Center for Free Speech, urging the Commission to amend its regulations in response to the decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC.
A Statement was issued by Vice Chair Ellen L. Weintraub.
A complete audio file of the hearing will be available here.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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