“FEC likely to delay vote on information sharing with DOJ”


The Federal Election Commission is likely to put off the highly charged question about how much latitude the agency’s staff attorneys should have to share information with the Department of Justice until two new nominees to the agency are confirmed by the Senate.

In a letter Thursday to Republican leaders of the House Administration Committee, FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub indicated that she was inclined to delay the matter until the Senate confirmed Ann Ravel and Lee Goodman, who were recently nominated to the FEC by President Obama….

During Thursday’s FEC meeting, he pointedly alluded to the debate as the panel discussed a motion to allow gay spouses to contribute in the same manner as married straight couples.

“So it’s okay that I vote on this?” McGahn asked. “I don’t know, only five commissioners. A lot of people say that’s a problem.”


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