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For Immediate Release Contact:  Judith Ingram
April 2, 2014 Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
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Supreme Court Issues Opinion in McCutcheon et al. v. FEC

WASHINGTON – Today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (Case No. 12-536). The text of the opinion may be found here  ( The Commission is considering the impact of the opinion on its existing regulations.

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.