Can Feds Force Companies to Disclose Political Spending?
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) had a busy fall season, beginning with the announcement of two new appointments, and culminating in the consideration of several important matters. The following summary represents a few...more
As part of a series of post-Watergate ethics reforms during the 1970s, Congress enacted a secondary set of federal campaign contribution limits in order to prevent the circumvention of the direct contribution limits. The U.S....more
A political action committee has sought an advisory opinion from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as to whether bitcoins can be accepted as political contributions and, if so, how bitcoins should be characterized and...more
In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in June 2013 striking down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has clarified that same-sex married couples are entitled to the same...more
On December 17, the Federal Election Commission ("FEC") posted a new "Timely Tip" reminding PAC treasurers that certain limits on contributions, such as those for individuals to candidates, are adjusted every odd-numbered...more
In This Issue:
- Making Decisions on Corporate Campaign Expenditures
- What’s in Store in Congresson Campaign Finance Reform?
- DC Circuit Reversed Van Hollen. Players Changed Tactics to Avoid Disclosure. ...more
Just as the end of the year can be a good time to make charitable donations, it can also be a good time to make political contributions for those who give frequently in federal elections....more