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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On May 17, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) made available its updated FEC Form 1, the Statement of Organization for Political Committees, which now includes designations for superPACs and Hybrid Committees. SuperPACs, which are technically independent expenditure-only political committees, and […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On May 3, the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration favorably reported to the full Senate its approval of the nomination of Dara Lindenbaum to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In January, FEC Vice […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On March 10, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved revisions to Form 1, the Statement of Organization for political committees, as well as to the instructions for the form and an Explanation and Justification for the revisions. On January 13, […]

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Today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published its price index adjustments for expenditure limitations and the federal lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold has increased for 2022 from $19,300 to $20,200. This threshold amount is adjusted annually. […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, President Joe Biden nominated Dara Lindenbaum to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced last week he would be stepping down as commissioner upon the nomination and […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 21, Federal Election Commission (FEC) Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced he would be stepping down as commissioner. In his press release, Walther stated he will step down upon the nomination and confirmation of his replacement. Serving on […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 13, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) decided to revise its PAC registration form to explicitly include designations for superPACs and Hybrid Committees. At its open meeting, the FEC approved a motion instructing the agency’s staff to expand Form […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 11, the Federal Election Commission announced its civil monetary penalty amounts adjusted for inflation. The potential fines for civil violations of federal campaign finance laws have increased to range from $6,523 to $76,280, from the previous range of […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On December 16, the Federal Election Commission elected Commissioner Allen Dickerson as its chairman for 2022. Dickerson will replace current Chairwoman Shana M. Broussard. The chairmanship is a rotating, one-year position.No commissioner may serve as chair more than once during […]

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Today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published its price index adjustments for expenditure limitations and the federal lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold has increased for 2021 from $19,000 to $19,300. This threshold amount is adjusted annually. […]

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Today, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the 2021-2021 election cycle contribution limits, which have been indexed for inflation. As required by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, the FEC must adjust certain contribution limits every two years. The […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

In one of its first decisions of 2021, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) released an Advisory Opinion agreed upon unanimously. Advisory Opinion 2020-02 does not break new ground, but affirms that citizens of the United States living abroad may purchase […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On January 11, the Federal Election Commission’s published its civil monetary penalty amounts adjusted for inflation in the Federal Register. The potential fine for civil violations of federal campaign finance laws have increased to range from $6,141 to $71,812, from […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On December 22, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced the election of Shana M. Broussard as its chairwoman for 2021. Additionally, Allen Dickerson was elected as vice chair for next year. Both Broussard and Dickerson, along with Sean Cooksey, were […]

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