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For Immediate Release   Contact:  Judith Ingram
August 17, 2016   Julia Queen
    Christian Hilland
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FEC Issues Advisory Opinion

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission yesterday issued an Advisory Opinion and discussed a motion to set priorities and a timetable for pending enforcement matters. The Commission held over until the next open meeting four additional agenda items.

Advisory Opinion 2016-08 ( The Commission issued Advisory Opinion 2016-08, responding to a number of questions about the requestor's proposed fundraising and contribution-processing platforms.The Commission concluded that the provision of fundraising, processing, forwarding, tracking, and solicitation services as proposed by the requestor, a non-partisan, for-profit, limited liability company, would not result in the requestor making contributions and would not subject the requestor to any reporting requirements under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended.

Motion to Set Priorities and Scheduling on Pending Enforcement Matters Awaiting Reason-To-Believe Consideration. The Commission voted on but did not reach the required four affirmative votes on a motion to adopt a policy and schedule to expedite Commission action on matters pending exclusively before the Commission for more than a year as of July 31, 2016.

REG 2013-01: Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Technological Modernization. The Commission held over discussion of this item.

REG 2014-10: Implementing the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. The Commission held over discussion of this item.

REG 2016-03: Political Party Rules. The Commission held over discussion of this item.

Proposal to Rescind Advisory Opinion 2006-15 (Transcanada). The Commission held over discussion of this item.

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.

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