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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
September 12, 2014   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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Weekly Digest

Week of September 8 – 12

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

On September 9, the Commission held an executive session.

The open meeting previously scheduled for September 11 was cancelled.

LITIGATION

Center for Competitive Politics v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00970-RBW). On September 11, the plaintiff filed an Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Holmes, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-01243-RMC). On September 8, the Commission filed its Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Independence Institute v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-01500-CKK). On September 2, the Independence Institute filed a Verified Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. On September 4, the plaintiff filed a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. On September 10, the Commission filed a Joint Stipulation of the Parties and Order of the Court as to the Scope of Plaintiffs’ Allegations and Claims, which the Court entered as an Order the same day.

Public Citizen, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00148-RJL). On September 10, the Commission filed its Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00397-AJT-IDD). On September 8, the Commission filed its Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion to Join American Future PAC  in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

OUTREACH

On September 10, Chairman Lee E. Goodman discussed new trends in political campaigns and campaign contributions for the U.S. mid-term elections with two leaders from Spain, who were visiting the United States as guests of the United States Embassy in Madrid, Spain.

On September 10, Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel participated in the taping of a televised debate regarding campaign finance issues at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. The debate is part of the "American Forum" series and is scheduled to be shown on PBS stations on October 5.

On September 11, Chairman Goodman and Vice Chair Ravel spoke about recent developments at the Commission at the Practicing Law Institute’s seminar, “Corporate Political Activities 2014: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

Public Forum on Website Improvement. The FEC’s Public Forum on Website Improvement is scheduled for September 17. In partnership with 18F, a newly formed organization within the General Services Administration (GSA), the FEC has launched a website redesign effort to improve the public’s access to campaign finance data, guidance and regulations, and filing information. An open discussion with Commissioners and senior staff will be held from 10:00-12:00 pm, and working group breakout sessions with Commission staff moderated by 18F will meet from 1:00-3:00 pm. Space is limited; if you would like to participate in person, please email us at websiteforum@fec.gov.  Alternatively, you may listen to the open discussion through a live audio feed available on FEC.gov, which requires no pre-registration.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

September 16: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

September 18: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.

Meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Press Office the week of the scheduled meeting for confirmation.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

October 1, 2014, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC. Webinar on October Quarterly Reporting for Candidate Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

October 1, 2014, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC. Webinar on FECFiling for Candidate Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

October 8, 2014, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC. Webinar and In-Person Workshop on October Reporting for PACs and Party Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

October 8, 2014, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC. Webinar and In-Person Workshop on FECFiling for PACs and Party Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

September 20: September Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

October 15: Quarterly Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

OTHER RESOURCES

The 2014 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available in the Public Records section of the Commission website. 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 2014 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be downloaded from the website.  To order printed copies, call (800) 424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

The 2013 Legislative Recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.

The 2014 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees is now available on the Commission’s website.

The August 2013 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees is available on the Commission’s website.

The Official 2012 Presidential General Election Results are available in the Library section of the website. This listing was compiled from the official election results published by state election offices.

An index to Record news articles published is available on the Commission website. The Record news page is available in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when new articles are posted.

The FEC Annual Reports from 1975-2006 are now available on the website. Beginning in 2007, the Commission consolidated its Annual Report with its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) to provide a single account of the agency’s activities for each fiscal year.

Instructional videos are available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/FECTube?feature=watch. These videos are also available on the Commission’s E-Learning resources page at http://www.fec.gov/info/elearning.shtml.

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