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Weekly Digests


For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
July 8, 2016   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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pdf version of this Weekly Digest   ISSUE 2016-28

Weekly Digest
Week of July 4 – 8


COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

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

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Drafts

Advisory Opinion 2016-06 (Internet Association PAC). On July 6, the Commission made public a draft of Advisory Opinion 2016-06 (Internet Association PAC). The requestors, a trade organization representing members of the Internet industry and its separate segregated fund, ask a number of questions about their proposal to host an online candidate interaction and fundraising platform. Public comments on the draft are due by noon on July 13, 2016.

Advisory Opinion 2016-07 (United National Committee). On July 6, the Commission made public a draft of Advisory Opinion 2016-07. United National Committee asks whether it qualifies as the national committee of a political party, the Unity Party of America. Public comments on the draft are due by noon on July 13, 2016.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Commission made public two campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

ADRs 760 & 764 – Dewhurst for Texas and Dr. Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr., in his official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to file a termination report with the Commission. The Committee will continue reporting until such time as the termination has been approved.

LITIGATION

Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:16-cv-00752-JDB). On July 1, the Commission filed its Motion to Dismiss in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

FEC v. Lynch (Case 9:15-cv-81732-KAM). On July 7, defendant Edward J. Lynch filed an Amended Motion to Dismiss in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

OUTREACH

On July 6, Press Officer Judith Ingram met with a television news crew from Benin's Canal 3 to discuss the role of the Commission.  The interview was sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Media Co-op program.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

July 12: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

July 14: 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

July 15:  July Quarterly Reports are due.  For more information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2016 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

July 20: July Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2016 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

DISCLOSURE INITIATIVES

Commission staff, together with our partners at 18F, continue to add new features to the agency's beta.fec.gov website. The Commission encourages website visitors to submit comments and questions by clicking on the “Feedback” tab at the bottom of each page.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH MATERIALS

Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.

The 2016 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 Commission has published the July Record newsletter. Sign up to receive email notification when new Record articles are posted.

The 2016 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.


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