FEC Elects Caroline Hunter as Chairwoman - State and Federal Communications

December 18, 2017  •  

FEC Elects Caroline Hunter as Chairwoman

On December 14, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) elected Caroline C. Hunter as its chairwoman for 2018. Hunter replaces Steven T. Walther, who was appointed to the commission in 2006.

The chairmanship is a rotating, one-year position. Ellen L. Weintraub was elected as Vice Chair for next year.

Additionally, at the same regularly held open meeting, the FEC unanimously approved 12 legislative recommendations be submitted for consideration to the U.S. Congress.

The recommendations concern subject matters such as electronically filing senate reports, increasing and indexing for inflation registration and reporting thresholds, and prohibiting fraudulent practices of PACs.

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