In its first open meeting since the landmark SCOTUS decision, FEC Commissioners clashed over an op-ed on 501(c)4 spending — not aggregate limits.Continue reading
Tuesday's open meeting of the FEC saw the election of a new Chair and Vice Chair and a plea to congress for campaign finance to enter the digital age.Continue reading
A full complement of commissioners presided over the Federal Election Commission's open meeting on Thursday, marking the first time the regulatory body was fully staffed since Cynthia Bauerly stepped down in February. Lee E. Goodman, a lawyer with a background in campaign finance, and Ann Ravel, the former head of California's electoral watchdog took their seats on the bench for the first time.Continue reading
After a Senate committee hearing questioning the two new nominees to the Federal Election Commission Wednesday, both nominees emphasized their willingness to compromise with the other, which would be a far cry from the partisan rancor that has increased at the commission in recent years.Continue reading
Five years after the Senate last approved new members to the nation's election watchdog agency, President Barack Obama's two nominees face their first test Wednesday at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. And while no opposition has surfaced so far, there remain plenty of questions about whether new members can change an agency that's taking on one-tenth the number of enforcement actions that it did a decade ago.
Obama's two picks for the Federal Election Commission are California regulator Ann Ravel and Virginia lawyer Lee Goodman. Ravel would fill an open Democratic ...Continue reading