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Lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold increases (2020)

February 13, 2020

The Federal Election Campaign Act and Commission regulations require certain political committees to disclose information about lobbyists/registrants and lobbyist/registrant PACs whose bundled contributions within a covered period exceed a specified threshold amount. The Commission must adjust the threshold amount at the beginning of each calendar year.

The threshold is calculated by multiplying the $15,000 statutory threshold by the difference between the preceding year’s consumer price index, as certified by the Secretary of Labor, and the price index for the base period (CY 2006). The resulting amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. Based on this formula ($15,000 x 1.26815), the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for 2020 is $19,000.

Editor's note: The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold was published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2020 at 85 Fed. Reg. 9772.

Citations

Statute

52 U.S.C. § 30104(i)(3)
Lobbyist bundling disclosure

52 U.S.C. § 30116(c)
Increases in limits based on increases in price index

Regulations

11 CFR 104.22
Disclosure of bundling by lobbyists/registrants and lobbyist/registrant PACs

11 CFR 110.17(e) and (f)
Price index increases for lobbyist/registrant and lobbyist/registrant PAC contribution bundling threshold

  • Author 
    • Katherine Carothers
    • Sr. Communications Specialist
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