Tag Archives: Rulemakings

Campaign Finance – Express Advocacy FEC Update

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) published an article this morning stating that the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) will not meet its self-imposed June deadline to promulgate revised regulations for coordinated communications and federal election activity.  According to the article: … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – FEC News Update

Just catching up – listed below are updates about the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”): Weekly Digest for the April 26 -30 The Record Newsletter for May 2010 Press release summarizing the FEC’s April 29, 2010 open meeting where it discussed the National … Continue reading

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FEC News – Open Meeting Today

The Federal Election Commission is holding an open meeting today at 10 am.  The agenda includes the draft advisory opinion for the National Democratic Redistricting Trust, proposed interim enforcement policy for state volunteer mail, and final rules and explanation and … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – FEC News Update On 2010 Rulemaking Schedule

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) released its draft rulemaking schedule for 2010.  The draft schedule indicates that the FEC intends to vote on the pending coordination rulemaking no later than June 2010, and will initiate rulemakings to implement the Citizens … Continue reading

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FEC News – FEC To Hold Open Meeting This Thursday

The Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) website indicates that the an open meeting is scheduled for this Thursday at 10 am.  The open meeting agenda indicates that a 2010 rulemaking schedule will be discussed.  It remains to be seen if the schedule … Continue reading

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Obama Administration To Unveil New Open Government Plans For Agencies

NextGov published a post discussing the Administration’s plans to unveil new open government rules next week designed to make agency actions and proceedings more transparent. On April 7, agencies will issue plans to integrate technology into the work of collaborating … Continue reading

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Pro-Regulation Groups Continue Their War Against Local Party Committees

The National Journal published an article about the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) hearing today regarding the rules governing federal candidates’ participation in state and local party committee fundraisers.  The title of the article mischaracterizes the hearing as an opportunity to … Continue reading

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FEC To Announce Rulemaking Schedule By Mid-April

BNA Money & Politics Report ($) published an article summarizing an interview with Federal Election (“FEC”) Chairman Chairman Matthew Petersen and Vice Chair Cynthia Bauerly.  Chairman Petersen indicates that the FEC will publish a schedule of new rulemakings seeking to implement … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – FEC News Summary

The Federal Election Commission issued a press release summarizing yesterday’s open meeting.  Two items from the press release worth highlighting: The Commission voted to approve Final Rules and an Explanation and Justification to remove sections 106.6(c) 106.6(f), and 100.57 from … Continue reading

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FEC Releases Draft Final Rules For Emily’s List v. FEC

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just released the draft final rules and corresponding explanation and justification implementing the D.C. Circuit’s holding in Emily’s List v. FEC.  The FEC is scheduled to discuss the matter during its March 11, 2010 open meeting.

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Disclosure Emerges As Another Battle Front In The Post-Citizens United World

The New York Times published an article today discussing the issue of donor disclosure for nonprofit corporations and other organizations that may sponsor express advocacy advertisements.  The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the disclaimer and disclosure requirements for express advocacy advertisements … Continue reading

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FEC Releases Witness List For Hearing On Proposed Coordinated Communications Rules

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just released the witness list for the coordinated communications rulemaking hearings to be held on March 2nd and 3rd.  The comments filed in response to the original coordinated communications notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) can be … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) released the latest edition of the Weekly Digest. The February 2010 edition of The Record, the FEC’s monthly publication on recent developments, can be found here.  The Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Coordinated Communications … Continue reading

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FEC Issues Another Statement on Citizens United Decision

The Federal Election Commisssion (“FEC”) issued another statement updating the regulated community regarding the actions it will be taking in the coming weeks to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision.

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FEC Coordination Rulemaking Update: Supplemental NPRM Released Seeking Additional Comments

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just released a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for its pending rulemaking on coordinated communications.  The regulatory line between independent and coordinated speech is critically important in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens … Continue reading

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