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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
January 23, 2015   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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Weekly Digest


Week of January 19 – 23

 

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

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

ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

The Commission made public one campaign finance enforcement matter that was resolved through its Administrative Fines (AF) program, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

AF 2803 – Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee and James Jacquette, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination to take no further action.

LITIGATION

Holmes, et al. v. FEC (Case 14-5281). On January 22, the Commission filed its Reply in Support of Its Motion for Remand in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

OUTREACH

On January 21, Chair Ann M. Ravel, Vice Chairman Matthew S. Petersen and Commissioner Caroline C. Hunter attended a conference entitled “Citizens United v. FEC After Five Years” hosted by the Cato Institute and the Center for Competitive Politics in Washington, D.C.

On January 22, Chair Ravel participated in a panel discussion entitled “Outside Spending, Coordination and Corruption After Citizens United - A Congressional Briefing with Representative Mike Honda,” hosted by Representative Honda and the Brennan Center for Justice in Washington, D.C.

On January 23, Vice Chairman Petersen and Communications Specialist Zainab Smith discussed the public disclosure requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, and the Commission's role with a group of private sector and government officials from Kazakhstan as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

On January 21, the Commission hosted Webinars for candidate committees on Year-End Reporting and FECFile.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

February 10 and 12: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

February 11: The Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Aggregate Biennial Contribution Limits.

February 12: 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 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.

The Commission has published the 2015 Record Index page. An index to previously published Record news articles 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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