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Week of February 3-7, 2020

February 7, 2020

Commission meetings and hearings

No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.

Litigation

Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (Case 19-2336) On February 4, Defendant-Intervenors filed a Memorandum of Points and Authorities In Support of Defendant-Intervenors’ Amended Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

CREW v. FEC (Case No. 19-2753) On February 3, the clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted plaintiff CREW’s request and found the Commission in default.

Outreach

On February 6, Public Affairs Specialist Myles Martin spoke on FEC disclosure requirements and enforcement procedures at the Voter Protection and Election Crime Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice in Columbia, SC.

On February 6, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub testified before a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties entitled “Citizens United at 10: The Consequences for Democracy and Potential Responses by Congress.”

On February 7, Commissioner Weintraub participated in a panel discussion, “New Challenges in Election Oversight and Regulation,” at a Georgetown University conference, “Election Integrity in the Networked Information Era.”

Commissioner statements

On February 6, Chair Caroline C. Hunter sent a Letter to Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy regarding Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

Upcoming reporting due dates

February 20: February Monthly reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2020 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

Upcoming educational programs

February 25-26, 2020: The Commission will host a regional conference in San Antonio, TX for candidates, political party committees, and political action committees.

Additional research materials

Federal Elections 2018: Election Results for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives is available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices. To order a printed copy, please contact the FEC’s Public Records Office at 800/424-9530 (option 2) or 202/694-1120, or send an email to pubrec@fec.gov.

FEC Notify: Want to be notified by email when campaign finance reports are received by the agency? Sign up here.

Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.

Printed copies of the 2019 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are available. Contact the Commission's Information Division at (202) 694-1100 or (800) 424-9530 (press 6, when prompted) to order printed copies of the CFR at no charge. You may also email the Information Division to place an order at info@fec.gov.

The 2019 Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings. To order a printed copy, please contact the FEC’s Public Records Office at 800/424-9530 (option 2) or 202/694-1120, or send an email to pubrec@fec.gov.

The FEC Record is available as a continuously updated online news source.

Other election-related resources

Videos on protecting U.S. elections. The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides videos designed to help political campaigns protect themselves from foreign influence. The 2019 videos offer guidance on ransomware, business email compromise, supply chain, social media literacy, and foreign influence operations. Other videos, released in 2018, include cyber hygiene topics such as social engineering, patching, router hardening, and app and browser safety.

Join the FEC on Twitter and YouTube

Follow @FEC on Twitter to receive the latest information on agency updates, news releases, and weekly activity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, FECTube: FECConnect on Demand, to watch instructional videos that have been designed to help candidates and committees comply with federal campaign finance laws. Note that the FEC is not currently available through other social media platforms at this time. The use of the agency’s logo, name, and likeness on other media has not been authorized by the FEC.

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