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Weekly Digests

For Immediate Release
Judith Ingram
November 28, 2014   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
.pdf version of this Weekly Digest   ISSUE 2014-48

Weekly Digest

Week of November 24 – 28


No Commission open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.


FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate, et al. (Case 1:12-cv-00958-ABJ).  On November 24, the plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

CREW, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-01419-CRC). On November 24, the plaintiffs filed an Opposition to the Commission’s Motion to Dismiss in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Independence Institute v. FEC (Case 14-5249). On November 25, the Commission filed its Motion for Summary Affirmance in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00397-AJT-IDD). On November 21, the Commission filed its Response to Intervenor-Plaintiff American Future PAC's Supplemental Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  On the same day, Intervenor-Plaintiff American Future PAC filed its Response to Commission's Supplemental Factual Submission and Briefing.

Van Hollen v. FEC (Case 1:11-cv-0766-ABJ). On November 25, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its Memorandum Opinion and Order, granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and denying the Commission’s cross motion for summary judgment. The Court ordered further that 11 C.F.R. § 104.20(c)(9) is vacated.


McCutcheon v. FEC Interim Final Rule. This week the Commission made public comments that it received on an Interim Final Rule implementing McCutcheon v. FEC (Reg. 2014-07).  In the Interim Final Rule, the Commission removed from its regulations the limits on the aggregate amounts that an individual may contribute to federal candidate and political committees in each two-year election cycle.


On November 24 - 25, Commissioner Steven T. Walther participated in the Ninth Inter-American Meeting for Electoral Management Bodies in Lima, Peru. The event was sponsored by the Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation of the Secretariat for Political Affairs of the Organization of American States, The National Board of Elections and the National Office of Electoral Processes of Peru.


District Court Issues Memorandum Opinion and Order in Van Hollen v. FEC (issued November 25)


December 9: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

December 11: 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.


December 4: Post-General Reports are due. For information on general election reporting dates, refer to the 2014 General Election Reporting page of the Commission website.


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

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 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 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 These videos are also available on the Commission’s E-Learning resources page at

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