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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
January 2, 2015   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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Weekly Digest

Week of December 29, 2014 – January 2, 2015

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

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

ENFORCEMENT

The Commission made public one closed case, two Statements of Reasons and a Supplemental Statement of Reasons, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 6402
COMPLAINANTS: Center for Media and Democracy; Public Citizen; and Kevin Zeese
RESPONDENT: American Future Fund
SUBJECT: The complaint alleged that the American Future Fund failed to organize, register and report as a political committee in 2010.
DISPOSITION:  The Commission closed the file. Statements of Reasons were issued by Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel and Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub and by Commissioners Caroline C. Hunter and Matthew S. Petersen.

MUR 6396 – Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies. On December 30, Commissioner Steven T. Walther issued a Supplemental Statement of Reasons.

LITIGATION 

Independence Institute v. FEC (Case 14-5249). On December 29, the Appellant filed a Reply in Support of Its Motion for Summary Reversal in the United States Court of Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

FEDERAL REGISTER

On December 29, the Commission published Technical Amendments and Corrections to the Code of Federal Regulations in the Federal Register.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

January 13, 2015: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

January 15, 2015: 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    

January 14: Webinars for PACs and party committees on Year-End Reporting and FECFile. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

January 21: Webinars for candidate committees on Year-End Reporting and FECFile. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

January 31, 2015: Year-End Reports are due. For information on general election reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Reporting Dates 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 2014 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 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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