December 15, 2023 •
FEC Chairman for 2024 will be Sean J. Cooksey
On December 14, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) elected Sean J. Cooksey as its chairman for 2024.
Cooksey replaces Dara Lindenbaum, who was appointed to the commission in 2022.
The chairmanship is a rotating, one-year position.
Ellen L. Weintraub was elected as Vice Chair for the next year.
Additionally, at the same regularly held open meeting, the FEC unanimously approved 16 legislative recommendations be submitted for consideration to the U.S. Congress.
The recommendations concern subject matters such as establishing an itemization threshold for conduit contributions; increasing the rate of pay for FEC commissioners, staff director and general counsel; amending the foreign national prohibition to include substantial assistance; and amending the foreign national prohibition to include state and local ballot initiatives, referenda and recall elections.
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