Category Archives: Rulemakings

Disclosure Case Discussion on FEC’s Agenda for Today’s Open Meeting

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is scheduled to hold an open meeting today at 10 am.  The agenda can be found here.   The Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the federal court’s order in Van Hollen v. FEC and the regulated community’s reporting requirements … Continue reading

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“Political Advertising Data May Go Online”

Politico reports that the station information regarding political advertising may soon be available online.  This has the potential to be an interesting development since it will make it easier for candidates, political parties, and outside groups to monitor everyone’s media buys.

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Republican FEC Commissioners Release Statement Of Reasons On Citizens United Rulemaking

The statement can be found here.

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The Other Front: Reformers File FEC Rulemaking Petition On Independent Expenditure Reporting

The campaign finance reform community made their move last week to attack the political activities of the critics of President Obama and Congressional Democrats by filing a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) regarding the disclosure requirements for electioneering … Continue reading

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Reformers Take Their Quest For More Donor Disclosure To The FCC

The Media Access Project (“MAP”) filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to require groups sponsoring political ads to disclose certain donors.  From MAP’s press release: MAP’s Petition for Rulemaking asks the FCC to use … Continue reading

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FEC Releases Final Rules – With A Few Updates

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just released the final rules implementing the federal court’s holding in the Emily’s List v. FEC case.  Emily’s List challenged a number of FEC regulations requiring nonconnected PACs to pay for certain expenses with hard … Continue reading

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FEC Deadlocks On Citizens United Rulemakings

The Federal Election Commission considered two alternate Citizens United rulemakings at today’s open meeting and both failed achieve the four votes necessary to proceed.  This is not a surprise. A statement from the Republican Commissioners about today’s meeting can be … Continue reading

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FEC Likely To Deadlock On Citizens United Rulemaking

BNA Money & Politics Report published an article this morning discussing the Citizens United rulemaking and interviews with Federal Election Commission Chair Cynthia Bauerly and Vice Chair Caroline Hunter.  The bottom line — it appears that there is no consensus on … Continue reading

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FEC Posts Two Alternate Draft Citizens United Rulemakings

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just posted two alternate draft Citizens United rulemakings.  One draft is 143 pages long, the other is 91 pages (located at the bottom of the open meeting agenda).  Both drafts cover a broad range of topics from internal corporate communications … Continue reading

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MSRB Seeking Comments On New Pay To Play Rule for Municipal Advisors

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) is seeking comments on pay to play and related rules for municipal advisors.  The new rules seek to implement the Dodd-Frank Act by establishing a comprehensive regulatory regime.  Comments must be submitted to the … Continue reading

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FEC News Update – Citizens United Rulemaking On FEC Open Meeting Agenda

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is scheduled to hold an open meeting Thursday, January 20, 2011.  A draft notice of proposed rulemaking covering the FEC rules affected by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision is on the meeting agenda, along … Continue reading

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FEC Holds Over Citizens United Rulemaking

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) held over consideration of its Citizens United rulemaking.  The rulemaking was on the schedule for today’s open meeting, but was pulled at the last minute.  It will be interesting to see which regulations will be … Continue reading

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FEC Releases Final Coordination Rules

The Federal Election Commission just released the final version of the coordinated communications rules that apply to outside groups. The rules become effective December 1, 2010.  The scope of the coordinated communications rules were expanded in this rulemaking to cover communications … Continue reading

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“Wither The FEC?”

The National Journal published a post discussing the pro-regulation groups’ complaints about the revised coordination rules recently adopted by the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”).  The article can be found here.  The pro-regulation crowd advocated for the vague and over-inclusive promote, … Continue reading

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FEC Releases Draft Final Rules For Coordination, Federal Election Activity

At last week’s open meeting, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) adopted revised coordination rules applicable to outside groups, and federal election activity rules for state and local party committees.  The new coordination rules do change the coordination rules applicable to … Continue reading

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