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For Immediate Release Contact: Judith Ingram
May 19, 2017 Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
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ISSUE 2017-20

Weekly Digest
Week of May 15 – 19


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


Advisory Opinion 2017-02 (War Chest, LLC). On May 18, the Commission made public a draft of Advisory Opinion 2017-02 (War Chest, LLC). The requestor asks several questions about the permissibility of a proposal to offer political committees a web-based deposit program under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), and Commission regulations.  Public comments are due by noon on May 24, 2017.


Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:16-cv-00752-JDB). On May 12, the Commission filed its Notice of Filing of Certified Lists of Contents of the Administrative Records in MURs 6487, 6488, and 6711 and Certified Lists of Contents of the Administrative Record in MURs 6487, 6488, and 6711 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.


On May 18 in Washington D.C., Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub participated in a panel discussion entitled “Money and Influence in Washington” at the 2017 Lobbying Institute Conference, an event sponsored by the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.


On May 17, the Commission hosted a Webinar for Party Committees.  Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.


May 23 and 25:  The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

May 25: 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.


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


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.


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

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