FEC Recommends Changes to Laws - State and Federal Communications

May 11, 2012  •  

FEC Recommends Changes to Laws

Federal Election CommissionThe Federal Election Commission (FEC) unanimously approved five legislative recommendations to be submitted to the U.S. Congress.

One proposed change would require all Senate candidates and their committees to use electronic filing.

The FEC also recommends the Commission have permanent authority to assess administrative fines, Congress expand the prohibitions on fraudulent misrepresentation of campaign authority, and the personal use restrictions to all political committees be extended. Additionally, the FEC is advocating Congress amend the law to allow the FEC to create Senior Executive Service positions under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 in line with other comparable federal agencies.

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