Facing a backlog of proposals to update its regulations and policies but apparently unable to reach consensus on any of them, the Federal Election Commission is not even holding regular open meetings as frequently as it did in previous years. The latest example came May 22, when the FEC cancelled its scheduled open meeting set for May 23. The meeting was still on the agency’s calendar until a last-minute notice was posted on the FEC website announcing that the session was cancelled. No meeting agenda had been posted, and there were no obvious agenda items for agency action.
This is deadlock by design. The FEC: Stlll as Good as Dead.®