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Weekly Digests


For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
May 5, 2017   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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pdf version of this Weekly Digest   ISSUE 2017-18

Weekly Digest
Week of May 1 – 5


COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

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

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Extension of Time Received

Advisory Opinion Request 2017-01 (American Urological Association). On April 28, the Commission received an Extension of Time until June 15, 2017 on Advisory Opinion Request 2017-01 (American Urological Association).  The requestor asks whether it is no longer affiliated with the American Association of Clinical Urologists.  

ENFORCEMENT
 
The Commission made public three closed cases, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 7066
COMPLAINANT: Rebecca Neufeld
RESPONDENT: Hillary for America and Jose Villarreal, in his official capacity as treasurer (the Committee)
SUBJECT: The complaint alleged that the Committee accepted excessive contributions. Hillary for America was the principal campaign committee for 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
DISPOSITION: Given the limited scope of the violation, the small amount at issue and the Committee’s remedial actions, the Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the matter in consideration of Commission priorities.

MURs 7045 and 7047
COMPLAINANTS: Marie Siebert and Mavis Busiek
RESPONDENTS: Matthew Canovi and Canovi for Congress and Cary Wells, in his official capacity as treasurer (the Committee)
SUBJECT: The complaints alleged that the Committee’s website and campaign literature lacked disclaimers. Canovi appeared on the ballot for the 2016 primary election for Missouri’s 7th Congressional District, though he did not file a Statement of Candidacy and the Committee did not file a Statement of Organization with the Commission.
DISPOSITION: Given the Committee’s remedial action and the unlikeliness that the general public would have been misled as to who was responsible for the campaign literature or the website, the Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the matter in consideration of Commission priorities.

LITIGATION

CREW v. FEC (Case 1:16-cv-02255-CRC). On April 28, the Commission filed its Answer in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

FEC v. Johnson (Case 2:15-cv-00439-DB). On April 27, Defendant Jeremy Johnson filed an Answer to Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Republican Party of Louisiana, et al. v. FEC (Case 16-865). On May 1, Appellants filed a Brief Opposing Motion to Dismiss or Affirm in the United States Supreme Court.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

May 9 and 11:  The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

May 11: The previously scheduled open meeting has been canceled.

Meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Press Office the week of the scheduled meeting for confirmation.

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UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

May 17: Party Committee Webinar. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

June 7: Candidate Committee Webinar. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

May 20: May Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2017 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH MATERIALS

The Official 2016 Presidential General Election Results are available in the Library section of the website. This listing was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices.

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

The latest 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 May Record newsletter. Sign up to receive email notification when new Record articles are posted.

The 2017 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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